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I don't know what it is.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 23:31

From the first picture I'd say drastic action is the only course. You can take some cuttings now if you want to keep it, put them to one side and they will root over the summer.

I'd take cuttings of everything, timing is a matter of debate in my opinion as I take cuttings at all times of the year and very few ever fail completely, especially if kept in a cold frame till they take.

When to move a rambling rose?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:48

Yes it's best to move them whilst dormant, they will soon be putting on growth so if you do it now you will get away with it. Add some mycorhizal fungi when replanting it will help it establish more quickly. 

To prune or not to prune

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:40

The harder you cut back buddlea the more it loves it to be honest, they love a brutal prune. I cut some of mine down to almost ground level.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:34

It should be okay to move now. Dig a large enough hole to get all the roots both out and in. Top dress the replanted bush with some well rotted compost, keep well watered, prune lightly. You may loose flowers this year, but it will recover.

plant storage

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:29

Can you not store them outside or get a neighbour to look after them for a while. Excluding light will be the enemy, not storing them in another container. You will stress them if not, but they should survive.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:23

I'd leave it till after flowering. It would put too much stress on the plant now.

When it's finished flowering, lift carefully and pot with ericaceous compost, then it should do okay next year.

Top Dressings

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 11:06

Gary, I'd make your own. it's cheaper and you can control the quality. Buy MPC in bulk along with the sand and topsoil. Use a cement mixer to mix, then bag and use as needed.

Top dressing is easy to do, and having been a commercial gardener, control over cost and quality, is better than trying to save a few quid, by buying in stuff.

Customers will appreciate the effort if it's explained to them properly and the results will be appreciated.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:25

Yes nut's right.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:23

It's one of the achillea's I think, which one though I'm not sure. Someone else will have an idea though. Millefolium maybe.

all moss no grass

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 22:16

Yes you can sow seed now, as for drainage the sand will help, but as it's rented then anything further will be difficult without the approval of the owner.

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