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When to prune/cut back

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:28

I'd agree with Verdun here, done now there will be sufficiently hardened stems and leaves to get it through all but the harshest winter. 

How do I get my standard rose back into shape?

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 13:23

You won't stop growth CharleyD like you describe. All you can do is shape it at the pruning stage into a ball shape. If you do get straggly growth, you can prune back the longer stems to a leaf axil which stimulates a flowering shoot. You'll have to cut the longer shoots right back to within the ball, and the new flowering shoots, which are always shorter, will grow back to the edge of the ball. Some varieties are better at keeping their shape than others, so try to stick to those, they are usually the more popular ones. 

Geum sand Heuchera

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 09:28

Heuchera propagate from root cuttings very easily. You can break bits off and replant them and they nearly always produce more plants. Very easy really. The best parts to are the outer roots. Discard the inner roots. 

wild strawberries

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 15:41

You have to let them get really really ripe before they turn sweet B3. It's a very short period of time, otherwise they're quite tart.

Bluebell preservation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:33

You won't kill the bluebells by burying them. They come from bulbs so will come up next year.. As far as I know it's only an offence to remove them and your'e not doing that. In fact it may benefit them in the long run.

Any Ideas what this plant is called

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 14:28

Correct pansyface.

callistemon propogation

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 10:47

You propagate by seed or semi hardwood cuttings. See link below.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=404

Dying box hedge

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 22:11

Box can suddenly give up the ghost especially when young. Good preparation is key and regular watering even in winter. They like their water and reasonable drainage. Sometimes its down to the plants you but as well. Just buy a few more, they'll grow in time and blend in. 

Short stems on sweet peas

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 16:14

I have this too, and despite them all being treated the same for feeding etc, one end and I grow on a slight slope are longer than the other end, so all I can think of is water retention in the soil. The well drained end are shorter, the more moist end are longer. They all get the same feed, sun etc.

Is this an arrogance?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 15:14

'Delusions of Grandeur' or 'Early onset Alzheimer's' ?  

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