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Indoor azaleas

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 18:16

Water with rain water and give it a feed for ericaceous plants. Keep the compost moist but not wet. Many indoor azalea's are better off outside over the summer months, sunk into the ground in their pots in a shady corner, so if you have the space do it as soon as poss. 

What my neighbour did!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 22:13

Well for a start it's criminal damage, S1 criminal damage act 1971. No climber will grow that quickly to cover the area so that you aren't overlooked. A clematis montana will grow very quickly if planted soon but it won't be evergreen. 

If it does overlook your daughters bedroom I would be suspicious of his motives and inform the Police. They won't thank you for the allegation, but if the circumstances are pointed out they will be obliged to investigate. 

Is this a type of ceanothus

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:38

Some pink buds DO give blue flowers. I have one in a clients garden, and was hoping it would be pink as I was going to get a cutting but it flowered bright blue. There is a hint of blue under the pink so wait and see.

Unknown Fuchsia

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:08

JBD you can prune a Hawkshead hard almost to the ground. Right now mine and a few of my clients are just showing their new growth. If you prune back to the new growth they'll romp away over the summer months and they'll be more manageable. Mine a pink hawkshead reaches 4 -5 ft every year.

A few more plant ID's please

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 13:22

Peanuts it's one of the escallonia's have a look at my first reply.

honeysuckle problem

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:34

I can't say I've seen this on honeysuckle before Gertie. Just squish them and see what happens, honeysuckle is fairly robust so I doubt there'll be long term damage.


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:31

Peony seeds need 2 periods of chilling before they'll germinate, so stick them in the freezer for a week, remove for a week then re freeze for a week then into compost. The trouble with them is the seeds on offer are usually too dry to germinate. It doesn't matter what sort of peony they are,tree or herbaceous they still need the same treatment. If you can get hold of fresh seed you'll have a higher success rate, but it's not often available. Best of luck.

Water voles

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:39

Excellent news nut, british wildlife survey will be interested in that. I remember when they were everywhere till the wildlife terrorists caused their demise and released the mink.

A few more plant ID's please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:37

Oh well I'll have a stab at euonymous microphyllus.

A few more plant ID's please

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:04

Think the second is one of the escallonia's, sure nut will tell you the first.

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Shrub ID

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Uploading pics

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PM for Artjak Compost advice

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Plant ID's please

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Two ID's please

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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