Christine 28


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tree fern care

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:51

They are all D Antarctica.  Of the three which are performing well 2 are 4ft one is 2ft. This one which is causing concern is 4ft. Thanks for your help.

tree fern care

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 17:10

I have 4 large tree ferns, all in pots in the garden. I give them all a seaweed feed during the summer, water them very well and wrap them in duvets over the winter. Three of them have numerous fronds, look extremely healthy, sending many new fronds each year and I am delighted with them. Despite receiving the same care and attention the fourth one hasn't sent any fronds now for 3 years. It does not look dead though. There is a lot of brown "fur" around the crown and no sign of disease but I haven't been able to feel any frond formation in the crown . Is it likely to ever send fronds again? Has anybody ever had one which has stayed dormant as long as this? I have tried moving it to different parts of the garden it is currently in a shady position but that hasn't made any difference. I will be wrapping it up again this winter, in the hope next year might bring an answer!!

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 09:37

Thanks again. Plan is to plant in the ground eventually when it gets too big for the pot it is in. Hopefully I can leave it in the one it is in now for another season but will check. Will also take cuttings in the hope that when it outgrows the pot I will have another plant to put in its place in the pot.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 08:25

Thank you for this advice. I will move the pot to a less obvious position and leave it alone.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:50

Thank you I will do that.

hydrangea flowers

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 18:37

Earlier this year I purchased a beautiful, white, lace cap hydrangea plant which I have planted in a pot which now sits on the patio. The flowers have almost finished flowering, do I cut them off or leave them and move the whole pot somewhere out of sight?

Arum Lily Crowborough

Posted: 25/09/2015 at 18:53

Happy to report 2015 has been a wonderful year for my arum lilies. Nearly all the plants have flowered well. Following advice given on here I haven't over tended them, just the occasional watering and a couple of seaweed feeds early in the season. At their peak I think I had in excess of 90 flowers. (not quite up to goldfishman  level but plants are much younger!) The largest plant has sent 4 new very large flowers up this week, I intend to cut them tomorrow to bring inside in a vase.

 

 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 11:39

That's lovely. Strange how it is going pink. I have 2 originally identical hydrangeas in the same border approx. 6ft apart, both were blue ones, one has remained blue the other has turned a gorgeous strong pink, obviously something in the soil. 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:02

Thanks to all for your very helpful advice. The hydrangea is not a named one, it was half price on the clearance bench at Homebase, couldn't resist buying it! For now I plan to leave it in a pot on the patio. When /  if it gets too big I will plant it in the ground.

I will let you know if it remains white next summer. Managed to get 8 cuttings off it, usually get a good success rate with Hydrangeas hope these take!

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 13:21

Yesterday I bought a Hydrangea Macrophylla with white flowers. I have taken a few cuttings from it before planting the plant in a tub to sit on the patio. Will the flowers be white next year? I have blue and pink hydrangeas planted in the soil and am aware the colour of the flowers is determined to some extent by the type of soil. I would like these to remain white. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.

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