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Latest posts by Daintiness

Trailing begonias in hanging baskets

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:36

A lovely basket  Pandora - well done. I save mine from year to year, well worth the effort.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 22:17

Hi Emma, all the flowers measure between 5-6cm in diameter. Could it be they are small flowers because it is a young plant?

 The flowers do fade to what looks like a blue when they  age.

I thought that the variety would be a common/popular one that is easily propagated like Hagley Hybrid for me to be able to pick up 2 clematis for £7.  Thanks.

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:43

I had to edit my post Fidgetbones - you were not hallucinating. The pic. did not appear when I first posted, don't know why!

Plant ID - post questions for GW Magazine

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:28

Hi, bought 2 clematis from Lidl  just labelled 'summer flowering'. The forum identified one as Hagley Hybrid but we couldn't id the other. It is not large flowered - flowers are approx 5cm across and it has been flowering since July.  I would be grateful if you could id it for me. Thanks




Sorbaria like tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:10

Albizia also known as the silk tree

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:48
I ahve given you a link below which should answer all you questions and more    

Diseased Elder Tree?? Can someone help?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:39

Could we have a close up of some of the leaves? Any problems with the neighbours? Scratch back the bark  one of the naked branches with a finger nail to see if the branch is still alive.

container plants prematurely dying

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:21

Deadhead! Take off all the spent flowerheads and seedheads and then feed with a tomato feed.

Plants grow to reproduce - make seed. When they make seed they then have no reason to make more flowers. By removing dead flower heads and seed pods, this will stimulate the plants into making new flowers....deadhead regularly to keep the flowers coming and  the plants tidy.

Pond Surrounding Evergreen Plants to Compliment Sandstone

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:07

Euonymous 'silver queen'  will spread to cover edges, give cover to wildlife, can be trimmed to shape as needed and has attractive foliage.

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:04

Hi, it will be a shrub not a tree. It will depend on a couple of things whether you put it in a pot or not - first your soil. Blueberries need an acid soil so if you can grow rhododendrons, acers or camellias successfully in your area the soil should be fine for it to go in the ground. What part of the country are you in?

It will need an open and sunny site that is sheltered from strong winds whether in a pot or not. There are easy enough to look after but will be more work in a pot - as they will dependon you for food and water. They have lovely autumn colour and are an attractive shrub.

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