Chrissy the gardener

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My garden redesign progress

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 09:19

Well done !! It's looking very good.

I love the quote   well TROTTED manure, how we love predictive text.

Lonicerca hedge

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 09:12

Oops you are right tree hugger was forgetting about nesting birds, I notice they are quite busy already.

thanks for the reminder.

Lonicerca hedge

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:14


Hi fairygirl I've just been outside and taken thease photos ( I must be mad ) 

they where grown from some very small cuttings so didn't cost me anything but time.

ive also made a swan but that is down the garden so I can't get to it so easily.

Lonicerca hedge

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 08:01

You can cut it really hard and it will shoot back I would do it at the end of the month so hopefully we won't get a late frost. Pruning promotes growth so you don't want it to start putting on new growth and then get a frost to damage the new growth.

I use this kind of lonicera for topiary because it grows quickly and is very forgiving.

What is this???

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 07:57

Agree with nut ,it looks a bit hungry though  (yellowing of the leaves ) feed it with a ericacious feed.

Tibouchina Advice

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 15:33

I think a little early to move it outside we could still get a frost,

i agree with Hortum I would be chopping it just above where the first lot of branches um branch out but not yet !!

Plant ID pls

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 13:05

Kerria usually grows very well it sometimes grows out from the main plant on a runner. If you are able have a look around the plant and if you see a runner off it ( as long as it's got some roots )cut it off and replant. They usually take really well.

nice plants but they can be invasive if they like where they are growing.

Salvia hot lips

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:55

I love the Salvia Dayglow, it's a very strong grower the only drawback with it is because it's a very strong pink you have to be careful what you plant it next to.

This is hot lips showing all red flowers,

I did read somewhere that the flower colour on hot lips was determined by the light levels.

Dead streptocarpus

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 21:03

Amy I forgot to say when you have mixed up the vine weevil killer you use it as a soil drench, do not poor it over the leaves. 

Dead streptocarpus

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 21:00

Amy I use Provado vine weevil killer, it has to be mixed with water and it looks like thick milk.

the bugs I get on mine are usually greenfly and I'm afraid I do resort to spraying With a bug spray.

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