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Hydrangera cuttings

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 13:02

Personally I wouldn't. I'd let them develop into larger plants. I always leave shrub cuttings for at least a year before even planting out. Left in a sheltered spot I find the extra time gets better results and they establish more quickly if larger. I take off flowering heads in the first year as doing so seems to help the root system grow bigger and stronger. Most plants bought in GC's and shops are at least 2 yrs old, some older. As for the Aluminum, I'd get that in the planting hole when planting. You can add some to the pot when they are established to speed the process, but they need a really good root system first to maximise the benefit.


Posted: 29/09/2014 at 10:27

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Dying Bush

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 16:36

Cut it back now before winter sets in. This will give the cut time to heal naturally and in spring the new growth will appear. 

Dying Bush

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:22

Welcome trevor, it's a choysia, mexican orange blossom. This sometimes happens usually due to a wound or break in the stem lower down the plant. You can prune it out if you get a total die back, they do come back with time. It will look a bit unbalanced, but don't give up on it just yet.

Help please Identifying a plant

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:18

Looks like gaura to me too.

Composting shredded stuff

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 12:16

I'd get the free chicken manure and all the other bits and compost them together, you'll have great compost.

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 23:41

Japanese Anemone are still in flower at this time of year Honorine Jobert its called.


Posted: 27/09/2014 at 23:38

Daisym hydrangea flower on wood produced the previous year, so pruning is carried out in spring by removing the previously flowered stems. I leave the flower heads on to protect the plant, I think most people do. You rarely get a second flush after flowering.

Runner Beans

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:19

Certainly Lulu, let the pods mature and go brown first, that's the best seed. My beans are still going strong, got a freezer full already.

Do basil seeds survive UK winters?

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 16:17

The trouble with basil is we don't get the high temperatures needed to produce good viable seed. You can give it a go, but basil seed is cheap to buy and as welshonion has said fresh seed produces the best plants. Anyhow try it as an experiment, see what you get. Gardening is all about trying things and you've nothing to lose by giving it a go. Be fun to see if it works.

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