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Lilac hedge not flowering

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 13:47

Thanks for the replies. I must admit I haven't fed my hedge as I didn't realise it was lilacs until my neighbour told me. I've not been gardening that long.

The hedge is overgrowing onto the path already and so the summers growth is being cut. I never thought of that! I was planning on taking it back to just one row of lilac trees and then putting something else in the border in front. I've made a start already as the rest of the hedge is winter flowering jasmine that never's flowered and bachelors button hole. I'll give it a good fed and let you know if they flower! 

 

 

 

Lilac hedge not flowering

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 23:25

I have a hedge leading the front door of lilac trees, it's at least 4 metres long and 2 metres deep. My neighbour said it hasn't flowered in 50 years. Is there any hope?

I've pruned them down by a third as they were getting too tall. They are planted quite close about 3/4 making up the width of the hedge and only a few feet apart. Is that the problem or are they too old? I was thinking of just leaving a row at the back of the border and planting something else in front. 

The neighbour on the other side has a lilac tree that flowers every year in the same position (so I assume it must get enough sun). I love it and wish mine would flower! 

Thanks for any advice. 

 

 

Lavendar keeps dying in our garden

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 17:32

I lost mine this winter, I assumed it was too wet. 

Just came across this and was wondering if it how the lavender is grown. 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/10804323/The-garden-centre-where-bigger-plants-are-better.html

 

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 12:07

That's good I'm planting them the right way up  Frosts this morning, I got most of my bulbs in the ground. Looking forward to a spring display now. 

August 2014 in Bloom...planning started...with questions!

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:19

Just looking at my photos from last year. My alliums were over by August, the white ones flowered later. 

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:40

They don't like being dry or darker shade, very temperamental.

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 21:26

These didn't cost much unlike the established ones I planted from pots. About half of those didn't survive. I've decided they are not the easiest of plants to grow and I'm not buying any more.  

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:50

I've had them for a few months  thinking that they needed to be planted in Autumn but they are Autumn flowering so should of been planted in Spring I think. I'll soak them and put them in pots. I could try overwintering them in the greenhouse. I don't have much luck with Japanese Anemone's as much as love them, I lost a few that I planted from pots... I so wanted some white flowers for a border in shade.

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:35

Thanks for the advice. Ah so it's a root stock, I assume I want the top above the soil? Sorry for asking such a stupid question. 

Does anyone know how to plant a rhizome for an anemone honorine jobert?

Posted: 27/10/2013 at 20:08

I've got a few rhizomes for an Anemone 'Honorine Jobert' from the garden centre and there are no planting instructions. I've planted a load of wood anemones today but these look completely different, almost like a bare root plant. I'm not even sure if it's best to plant them now or in the spring as they are Autumn flowering.

Any advice would be much appreciated, I can't find anything online! 

Many thanks, 

Julie

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