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Shrub ID please

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 14:53

There was a thread called 'Callicarpa' where this plant was discussed not very long

ago. I'll 'ping' it to the top of the pile as several people including my self grow this

shrub and you may find your questions already answered on the thread or get  better

answers to your questions from people who grow the shrub on it. Hope this helps  

Cutting back neighbours trees/plants

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 11:32

I would talk to your neighbours first. Explain what you would like to do and why. They may be concerned with loss of privacy etc and need reassurance or be grateful that you are willing to do a job for them...They may offer to cut back themselves or give you the go ahead to do whatever you like...but better to speak to them before you take the saw to something as it can not be reattached!!

What kind of fruit trees are they? Cherries need pruned in summer, apples in winter or disease can set into tree in the case of cherries for example.

One of the rules(as I understand it) is whatever overhangs into your property belongs to your neighbours and should be returned to them - I think this could end up causing more issues so I usually dipose of any prunings coming over the fence myself instead of throwing them back over the fence!

Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 23:27

Thanks for this info and the very useful link Salino. I live in Essex and don't use the crossing regularly but would just expect to roll up and pay at the kiosk....I too have not seen any info of this on bill boards, newspapers etc in my area. Thanks again.

Erigeron karviensis overwintering

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:12

Mine stays outside. It is hardy but it is sitting in the wet which would kill it. Mine dies back completely and then comes from the base in spring. You will probably find seedlings popping up everywhere in cracks, gravel etc if it is happy!

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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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63334.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

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.

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