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Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 07:45

I have fed it with Miracle grow a general purpose feed. Should I feed it with something else? I initially thought it may be frost damaged, my other hydrangeas seem to be fine and healthy. Can't see any obvious signs of fungal disease. Many thanks for your advice.

Will my hydrangea flower

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 06:27

My hydrangea has developed purple leaves and wondered if it will flower this year? What is the cause as my other hydrangeas are growing normally with new green leaves. They are all grown in large pots and not in the ground. I wouldn't like to lose it!!! 

Purple leaves on my Hydrangea

Posted: 08/04/2015 at 20:52

My hydrangea has started growing well but has grown deep purple leaves instead of green. Is this caused by lack of phosphorus or cold at the end of the growing season last year? Can anyone tell me if I can save it Please. Do I need to repot it or bin it?

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:54

Salino, I would prefer more of a tree speciman than a large shrub. So I will have a look at some of your suggestions. Many thanks.

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:51

Thanks Tetley. To be honest I hadn't really considered the soil composition. Our soil tends to be rather clay. I have been fortunate over the years that most things I plant tend to grow. I always add growmore and bonemeal. I have found rhododendrons and hydrangeas grow very successfully.

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:40

Thanks Salino for your recommendations. You certainly know your plants. I am a keen gardener but trees are  a bit alien to me. I am having a new lawn laid next week and am looking for something that will replace a tree that I have removed. I had a rowan tree but it was looking as though it was past it's sell by date. Would like something smaller to replace it. Can the dwarf Korean lilac be planted directly into the ground or does it have to be grown as a pot plant?

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:23

Thank you Tetley and Poddington P for your suggestions. I will certainly look into these options.  The witch hazel sounds particularly appealing. Looking for something with a scent.

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 22:59

My preference would be an evergreen shrub or tree but I am aware that the dwarf Korean lilac is deciduous. I am looking for something that will grow no taller tha 8 to 10 feet and a spread of no more than 6 to 8 feet. The difficulty is finding something from a gardening centre  in Oxfordshire or even online . Would appreciate any other suggestions.

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:37

I would like to plant an ornamental tree that is preferably evergreen. It would be situated in partial/full sun in an open space. I did think of a dwarf Korean lilac. Any suggestions please

pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

Posted: 16/08/2013 at 10:56

Thank you for your advice again. Fruit trees are an area I am not familiar with. I will follow your advice re pruning. I don't actually like pears and am growing it for my husband. I guess we won't be argueing over the pear if we are able to grow any!!!

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Will my hydrangea flower

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Purple leaves on my Hydrangea

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Ornamental tree

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pruning-dwarf-fruit-trees

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Woolly aphids

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Diseased Crab Apple Tree

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