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Latest posts by Cia

MMM slugs climbing up to the fascias of the house.

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 14:43

Does anyone know why this strange occurance exists? My neighbour also has the same trails going up her house too. It dosnt cause any problems - i just wondered what can they be up to?

Cutting back grasses in Spring??

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 07:34

Thanks Christopher2 i also find the remnants od baby stipas usually around the vicinity. I have 4/5 pots now.


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 13:05

Oh i see - thank you very much.

And yes the dreaded the conifers and the mess they leave behind after a strong wind.


Posted: 20/07/2012 at 11:02

What does this mean when they say the plant is Deciduous?

Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 18:21

Oh really i was told spring was a good time. Thank you i will trim it back shortly this summer - when it arrives that is.


Another question - when the frost kills off perenials - should i leave the trimming back and tidying up till the warmer weather arrives - say spring?



Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 14:48

Wow thank you for your responses.

The pruning was mainly to keep the plant in check in the winnering months when heavy snow could damage foliage. Also to get the most out of the plant and keep it in good health so it delivers the best possible show for me.


My main shrubs are Vibernan (gorgeous scent) and buddelias - i cant get enough of them. The other bushes in my garden get the chop when i decide they are taking over more than they should.


I have a cherry blossom of which dosnt fruit that puts on a wonderful blossom dispaly for me. I pruned this in spring  - cutting into a goblet like shape so air circulates and keeps disease at bay. It will need a trim before winter and its got very high. I was thinking maybe an autumn haircut for it.


I like the saying "growth follows the knife"



Golden rule

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 09:42

What is the golden rule as to when to prune plants ? I heard somewhere that if a plant flowers in spring you prune it -- and i cant remember the rest. And also visa versa -- if a plant flowers in later summer months -- you prune in spring???????


Could someone please correct me.

Try again Stipa

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 19:10

Oh i see - i will have to watch out for that again.

As for the Stipa - i had one, now i have four - they sself seed so to speak.

I also have a Briza media - its a rare one to find - i bought it at Wisley earlier this year. Now theirs a garden centre if you ever get bored.

Try again Stipa

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 12:15

Brilliant im back on - thanks figrat.

How could i ignore myself? 

Try again Stipa

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 12:13

Thanks will into it.

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