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Callicarpa

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:24

I should also add my Callicarpa is 'Profusion'. It is in a clayish soil improved with compost and manure when I can get it. It is in  full sun, fairly sheltered.

Callicarpa

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:21

Sorry, was too dark when I left for work this morning and losing light when I came home. Some of the photos are with flash due to the poor light. I have never pruned my shrub but I will reduce its height in spring due to the growth spurt it has had this summer!

 

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Callicarpa

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 17:34

I am in Essex and have a beautiful Callicarpa which is covered in berries at the moment. It's dark outside at the moment but will post a picture of the full shrub tomorrow. I have only got a close up pic. of some of the berries (below).

I love my bush which has grown a great deal this year. I bought one for my elderly neighbour next door as I thought my bush would berry better with another bush for pollination purposes, but I can't say it makes any difference. It is a low maintenance shrub which glows at this time of year and I wouldn't be without it. The berries persist for months and are often commented on - the bush is in my front garden in full sun.

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Ginger

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 18:50

I've thought about doing the same as you to show children at school where ginger comes from. I cam across the following article which answered most of my questions and hopefully yours too as it is on my ' things to do' list!

http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html

Hope it is helpful 

Infinity garden

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 14:11

Verdun makes a good point. It would be good to know the names of the shrubs as not all would be suitable for a move at this time of year and some have different preferences as to what their roots go into. An example being a camellia - not good to move now, better after flowering in spring...

Forest School

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 23:52

Hi Dane, like Nutcutlet I haven't heard of this type of school before and would like to know more. Thanks.

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 23:17

Table centre pieces made from a cut log with a hole drilled for a candle and decorted with holly etc Lots of different ideas ...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=table+centerpieces+from+a+log&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=4HRRVMylLITg7Qabz4Eo&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

 

blue chrysanthemum

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:14

Yes, if you click on 'how to grow' at the bottom of the page on your link all the info comes up - 

http://www.vanmeuwen.com/how-to-grow-plug-plants

 

New house, blank garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:10

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=hose+pipe+for+pond+shape&espv=2&biw=1415&bih=790&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=k3hPVObQKKit7Aav-IHAAg&ved=0CD8QsAQ

By laying the hose pipe on the ground you learn which shape would work, wouldn't work - can you walk around it easily, does its position means all the leaves from a nearby tree are going to foul it etc - check it out before you dig...

blue chrysanthemum

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:50

All the advice and more for growing on your plug plants is on  the link that nutcutlet has kindly posted. 

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