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Laurel hedge

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:47

Is it normal for Laurels be flowering at this time of year?

Celandine trouble

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:21

Ha ha, I must be doing something right then.  No sunny faces in my garden

Getting Iris Reticulata to flower again

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:06

Mine have flowered fine for a second year.  I think you have to feed the bulbs with potash after they've finished flowering.  The third year may be a different story but so far, so good.

Beech hedge

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:02

45cm apart.  I planted my new hornbeam hedge as bare roots in November but the plants are available all year around so I don't think it matters too much, except that if you plant them in a dry season you would need to water them fairly often.  

Celandine trouble

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:58

I feel your pain.  Resolva is very effective but it can be a bit tricky if the cellandine is surrounding plants/hedging plants.  Last year I cut my losses and sprayed the whole area, which also killed some plants but this year, it is much better although not completely gone yet.  I've sprayed in between the hedging plants but I think it's a bit risky now that the hornbeam is showing buds.  Personally, I don't think digging it out is very effective because you either have to take a shovel of soil out of the plot or risk missing some of the roots.  In a very long winded way, I think I'm saying, spray wherever/whenever you can and keep fighting the fight.  


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 19:43

seeds already ordered from Suttons.  I'm not sure what type they are but I'll remember the Calypso variety for next year.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 17:46

Ok, I think you'll be safe cutting all the old stuff off then, replace some of the top compost with new stuff and I usually put in some slow release granules cos I'm hopeless at remembering to feed them


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 16:45

Hi Flumpy.  I had 6 chrysanthemums for the first time last year.  I cut the branches right down after they had finished flowering last December and mulched them and now the new branches are about a foot high.  Is there any new growth on yours?  I think you should cut the old branches back to allow for the new growth but wait until someone more experienced than me comes along and they will be able to help you.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 15:26

Great, thanks.  That's what makes this forum invaluable - so much experience around which is often far better than txt books. Next job ... order some coriander seeds - and basil, forgot about basil.  I have all the other main herbs already


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 13:56

Just got a coriander plant from Tesco cos I'll need loads this week for meals.  It occurs to me though - after I've used some/all of the leaves, could I plant it outside for the summer if I leave the roots undisturbed and just put it in a bigger pot?

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Can I plant the one I got from Tescos? 
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Thinning out dianthus

Can I do it now? 
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Habranthus robusta

Any particular difficulties? 
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Creeping buttercup

Best way of getting rid of it 
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Should there be some sign of growth by name? 
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What does this mean?

6 premium plugs (30 plants) 
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Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Will it survive in a north facing position? 
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Anyone know what this is please?

Flat green rosette plant 
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What to put where

New spring border 
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Cherry Laurel hedging

How do I get Cherry Laurel to flower and produce berries? 
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Growing other plants through clump forming plants

What can I grow? 
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Gap in my clay border

What can I put in it? 
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Will they flower this summer 
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Spring primrose

Still flowering well! 
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Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

What do I do now? 
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