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How to prune 3 stem Annabelle Hydrangea?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 22:23

I think there are two schools of thought with H. Annabelle.  One says cut all the stems back quite hard - I have never been that brave, but its meant to give you even bigger flowers.  I have never been that brave and I cut mine back to a sprouting bud at about this time of year.  If its a newly planted shrub, I would suggest you do the same this year, to let it get a bit more established.  

One of my favourite plants EVER 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 22:10

Me four 

How about something for a sunny spot this year ?

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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 09:06

This is what my seedling looked like at dawn this morning

Hope thats what it is and I'm not cultivating a weed (wouldn't be the first time )

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 06:34

Oh dear Hosta - what a rubbish night. Good luck with the grass.

Enjoy your little bit of Indian summer Pat

What a great weekend.  Apart from the glorious weather, the Garden Festival was great - I had picked 3 excellent speakers, and the gardens at the venue were lovely (in a grand way) too.  Then yesterday we took a trip out to a local-ish waste contractor who is going to deliver us a lorry load of recycled green waste/soil conditioner so that I can treat my flower beds. We bought 3 bags home as a sample, and it is lovely stuff.  Spread it already, and it makes the beds look great very happy Chicky 

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Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 23:36

Sounds like you've all  lovely weekends

Littlest chicklet has just taken me to the cinema as her Mothers Day treat - to see πŸ’ƒπŸΌ+ the πŸ‘Ή (I was very jealous when she went to see it with her friends last week).  It was fantastic - can't beat a good Disney princess !!

Love pulmonaria Opal Dove - very pretty leaves when its not in flower too

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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:46

Out atm, but will take a pic tomorrow 

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 18:58

My original plant did not make it through the winter, but 3 seedlings have popped up nearby .... so its still watch this space chez Chicky !!!

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:59

Thanks Pat, thanks Dove

Saw the Ireland thing too - Donegal looking as stunning as I remember.  Enjoy your visit Lizzie.

Now, really must dash 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 06:51

Didn't know this time existed on a Saturday morning ......Cotswolds, here I come 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 07:12

Catastrophe indeed Dove .  Hope there is tea instead

One more day at the grindstone, then really looking forward to my weekend.  Tomorrow I am going (with some friends) to a Garden Festival in the Cotswolds.  Lots of speakers - I'm booked in to see Troy from Sissinghurst, James A-S (who was hilarious last time I heard him talk .....very irreverent) and James Dunnett, the meadow man.  Plus a garden to look round at the venue, and some stalls.  I think cake will feature too 🍰🍰🍰.  Can't say better than that

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out πŸ˜€ 
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Beth Chatto Garden Festival

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Planning a trip - any tips? 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leavesπŸ™„ 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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