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Which witch hazel?

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 20:08

Thank you for the suggestions. I think some research outings might be on the cards!

Which witch hazel?

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 14:03

I'm thinking of getting another witch hazel. I already have an established one that has yellow flowers and lovely autumn colours but the fragrance is nothing special. So the new one has to have a noticeable fragrance. Any recommendations?

Blueberry advice please

Posted: 06/03/2015 at 06:31

Thanks for the suggestion. Their website looks great! I just need to decide on varieties now! An early and a mid to late I think. 

Blueberry advice please

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 21:30

i thinking about ordering blueberries and am planning on buying a collection of three plants. I've seen two collections: one names the varieties but is more expensive, the other is cheap but only lists the plants as 'early, mid and late'. as I've looked around different suppliers ive realised that different nurseries class the same variety as fruiting   at different times, so I can't second guess the varieties that will be supplied. 


I suppose what I'm asking is has anyone bought Suttons value blueberry collection? If so which varieties were supplied?

Thank you in advance

Are you square or round and Iron willed?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 06:36

Pansyface,  read this week that Kew plant trees in square holes for that very reason.

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:08

The RHS website has lots of advice about what to plant.

Talkback: Six of the best small trees

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:28
I have bought a weeping crab apple that I hope will stay on the small side! Looking forward to planting it just as soon as it is warm enough to start reorganising a border!

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 21:23

Fuchsia & bacopa in a very sheltered corner and a purple bedding verbena left over from the summer, winter jasmine, hellebores, rosemary, winter pansies & violas, wallflowers. I have also got daffodil buds that are starting to bend over ready to open. Really pleased with the way the garden looks.

Lilac Tree

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 06:36

Lilacs flower on 'ripe' wood - next spring the flowers will be at the end of the growth it has made this year. If you prune it now you won't have any flowers next spring, but sometimes you have to sacrifice the flowers in order to encourage bushy growth, or in order to restrict the size of the shrub. 

Blackberry pruning

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 20:29

I have taken to trimming the new stems of my blackberry when it needs it - it likes to extend itself too far over the path. This just causes it to send out side shoots, and this year I seem to have more flowering spurs than usual. 

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