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Friend needs help with plant ID from new garden

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 19:55

2,3 &4 are as stated, one could be one of the viburnhams but as others have said, pics are too blurred.

buds but no flowers

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 17:25

Leave it alone graham, my lavatera has been very slow this year, I think the cold spring has held them back a bit.


Posted: 24/06/2015 at 14:39

Because green and black fly like sucking sap from them! Spray with soapy water.

help baby frogs dying

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 14:27

Provide some cover for them. About 95% of young frogs end up dead or prey, so nature plays a big part. I wouldn't worry too much.

Hydrangea petiolaris

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 19:38

You prune them after flowering taking away the old growth back to a new set of leaves. After that it's just like any other hydrangea in some respects, you can take it back further to retain height at a manageable level. You will inevitably lose some flowering potential, but the year after the hard prune, they come back, just don't be shy of it as they seem to love it after a one year sulk.


Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:14

It's quite difficult to grow anything under either of them as they tend to out compete anything planted underneath them and the conditions don't lend themselves to any plant. In all the gardens I work in, I rarely see anything as ground cover under rhododendrons in particular. Grass will grow under azalea's and can look if trimmed very nice. IMHO grass under the azalea's is your best bet, but you'll struggle to find anything to grow under the rhodies.

Care of box hedge

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 18:08

I do use an electric trimmer to do clients box hedging, but for those not used to doing it with machines, I would recommend shears and lines to guide you.

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:35

Some roses do that Verdun, little or no scent at first and as the bloom really opens the scent develops, just one of the characteristics of some roses. If you don't want it, send it to me, I'll find a home for it.

Another one to identify

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:32

Purple loosestrife, weed/wildflower depends on your outlook, I like it so keep some.

Clematis Red Rebbeca

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 15:04

How did you prune it Julie? It only needs a light prune so if you cut it back too hard that's the reason, otherwise feed it before flowering is the norm and give it something decent to climb up.

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