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Would you divide this Lupin?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:41

Hi everyone - thanks for all your comments (and sorry for the sideways photo - oops). 

I think I will try some cuttings and collect some seeds as well. And I might even try and divide it next year just to see what happens. As usual you have been a huge help!  

Would you divide this Lupin?

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 11:11

Hi all! I am very much a new gardener and would love to know your thoughts on whether or not to divide this 3 year old Lupin or should I leave it another year? Also when is the best time to divide?.Thanks! 


Rhododendron help

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 11:39

Oh dear! Vine weevils? I think you might be right having just examined the leaves more closely.  Is there a dog and child friendly way to get rid of vine weevils? Thanks!

Rhododendron help

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 16:19

Thanks Mummy Muddy Paws. I was trying to be clever and yesterday put a sequestrene feed on the plant, but mixed it up with tap water and I live in a very hard water area - oops!

I guess I will just have to see what happens. Fingers crossed the flowers come out, but I'm not holding my breath...

I will look around for some caterpillars, you could be right about that. Thanks again for your advice!

Rhododendron help

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 15:00

Hi everyone, 

I am loving this forum so far - everyone is so knowledgeable! I was wondering if I could throw another quesiton at you all, this time about a 3 year old Rhododendron Madame Masson. (photo below).

I bought this 3 years ago, planted it in ericaceous compost in my garden and pretty much just left it alone. I guess I needed to have given it more attention over the years, because it looks pretty bad now with holes in most of the leaves. And this year it just isn't flowering even though it seems to have flower buds everywhere. 

Does anyone have any advice on how to save this plant? Are the holes from slugs? And should I remove the flower buds if they don't flower?



Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 21:25

Fairygirl - Yes it is against a sunny south-facing fence. Oh dear. Will it survive there or do I definitely have to move it? I don't have any other suitable site at the moment, but I could put it back in a pot and move to a shadier site.

Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:52

Thanks everyone! It is definitely a Skimmia after looking it up on Google images, because I recognise the flowers from last year (before it became all sick and yellow ). I will now make it my mission to bring back to life, if possible! Salino, thanks for hte tip to feed with sequestrine!


Identify my mystery plant!

Posted: 28/05/2013 at 20:38

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and was wondering if someone could help identify this lovely plant? It was given to me by a family member who got it from someone else and none of us know what it is. Thanks!!


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Help ID these plants, please

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Some plant IDs requested please

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Rhododendron help

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