Clancy22


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When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 17:09

Golly me, I thought mine were doing well at reaching 5' after only two months, so I wonder what the three I've left in the ground will look like next year assuming they survive. Thanks for saying it's ok to take cuttings from the flowering shoots. And I thought I had nothing to do tomorrow...

Last edited: 24 October 2016 17:13:16

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 10:42

I dug up one of my plants, cut everything off down to about 12" and put it into a pot slightly larger than the plant. I will keep it in my solar shed over the winter and hope for the best. I'll also try cutting out the tips of some of the flowering stems and see if they will root. One can hope!

When to move Salvia Amistad

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 09:14

I bought four 'Amistad' plants in the summer and all have done really well, but I worry whether or not here in Worcester they will reappear next year. Having read the suggestion to take cuttings I decided to have a go, but I'm struggling to find any non-flowering shoots! 


Suggestions please. 

Weed Suppressant Fabric

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 08:09

Thanks to all of you for replying. I've tried killing the suckers with a strong weed killer-didn't work. It just seemed to stimulate more growth! I do cut them as far along the roots as I can, but they are appearing further and further into my garden. Thanks for the comments about weed suppressant fabric though. I won't waste my time and money trying it!  Guess I'll just have to keep cutting them off as they appear however tedious and short term It is!

Weed Suppressant Fabric

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 08:56

I need to try and stop my neighbour's invasive shrub, which I think is a Spirea, from sending suckers under the fence and into my garden. The suckers are very difficult to dug up, and digging a trench and lining it with plastic only worked for a year, so I am desperate. Neighbour won't do anything and shrub is huge spreading all along his fence. Help! Would weed suppressant fabric help?

Potatoes for Christmas

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 07:50

I've just planted some Duke of York and Charlotte potatoes in a raised bed which should be ready in December. Never done this before but thought I'd give it a go. Has anyone else done this before and do you have any suggestions about looking after them? Thanks. 

Weigelia failed to flower

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 08:47

I have a purple leafed weigelia which has flowered well for 10 years. Each year I've cut it back after flowering, and it's always been successful. This year-no flowers at all which is a puzzle. Any ideas as to why would be appreciated. 

do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:01

I always chop my many sedums, and they look much better for it. What about Veronicas? Does anyone chop them back?

Liquidambar tree

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 08:27

Thanks for the confirmation that's its just the result of our lovely weather. I'll be more patient in future. 

Liquidambar tree

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 09:30

The leaf buds on my Palo Alto Liquidamber seem reluctant to open. Does anyone know if this is normal for mid May. 

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Weed Suppressant Fabric

 
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Potatoes for Christmas

Advice please 
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Weigelia failed to flower

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Liquidambar tree

reluctant leaves 
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What does Monty think?

Banning barley straw in ponds 
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Chelsea chop

When to give sedums their 'chop' this year 
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