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What to bring in over winter

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:56

If you do decide to leave the lavenders and rosemary outside dont let them get to wet, I lost a few small lavender plants last year, I think they rotted in there pots, they went dark and never recovered.

Ailanthus

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:52

Thanks Fidgetbones, I wonder if that if that is the cheapest they cost and they are perhaps rare, it says £17.50 for a whip, I was hoping for a large sucker cutting or a small tree. A whip puts me in mind of a straight willow cutting or something that looks like a twig?

If anyone has an ailathus tree which suckers, please do drop me a message!

Dean.

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:09

I have wanted to try moschata actually, Im working my way through the mallow family. Ive got marsh mallow, tree mallow, annual, shrub, hibiscus's, hollyhocks, sidalcea's Its such an underated family I feel, Hardy ever see them on gardens world much!

Ailanthus

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:56

Hello to anyone reading this, Im sorry to keep hogging all the threads! I cant seem to find any Ailanthus or tree of heaven for sale on ebay or even the internet. Just seeds. Does anyone know a nursery or garden centre who may sell them near Beds/Bucks? I would like a small tree ideally, not too expensive. Does anyone have any suckers from theres perhaps? Im aware of its unpopular habits but I grow about 6 stag horn sumachs in my garden and Im pretty sure I can keep it under control

A long shot but any advice very much welcomed.

Dean.

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:48

Hey Verdun, Yes I grow Malva, trimestris is it? The annual mallow, in white and various shades of pink. They did very well this year actually, lots of seed for next year

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:16

Yes I read that lavatera are short lived, they can also just not re-leaf after a bad winter. I want to get some of the variety my dad grew, possibly called "Lavatera-Kew rose" from google searching. Im wondering how hardy it might be though

Thanks to everyone for there advice

Dean.

Victoria plum tree growing!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 00:19

young man haha well both bare root trees arrived tonight at about 8pm! via courier. So I will get them in tomorrow

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 00:11

Hello everyone, Im a huge lavatera/hollyhock and hibiscus fan and currently have 2 lavatera in my garden one is Barnsley and the other hasn't got a label. I planted them both this year. My Dad use to have an entire wall of giant lavatera's growing along our garden boundary, they where the typical rose pink colour and attracted lots of insects but this was when I was a child and he can't remeber what type they were.

Can anyone tell me which types of shrubby lavatera are the hardiest in the uk? I have tried to grow coastal tree mallow L.Arborea for the last 4 years and havnt managed to get them to flower before the frost comes, I even saved them inside over winter and they just got massive this year and looked as though they would flower but didnt, I grow them in well drained full sun as which they apparently love! The frost will however stop them and turn them to mush again, would wrapping them in bubblewrap help?

Dean.

Victoria plum tree growing!

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 17:02

Thank you everyone. I will give it ago.

Victoria plum tree growing!

Posted: 29/10/2013 at 20:08

Hello to anyone reading, I just ordered two victoria plum trees online bare root, I have researched as much as I can about the light level they require but am still unsure about it and dont want to plant them both and a few years down the line have no fruit! My garden is open on three sides with no shading but the back has 2 giant ash trees with an understory of damsons,lilacs,sycamore and young lawsons cypress. The sun disapears for nearly half of the day behind this wall and only returns briefly to set. Would my two plum trees grow behind this green wall and get enough light from the sun to produce lots of lovely plums? I fear my descripton may be a little bit confusing but I dont have any gardening friends to ask in person. Many thanks. Dean Alex.

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Ailanthus

Tree of heaven 
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Loving Lavatera

Hardiest Lavatera 
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Victoria plum tree growing!

Sun requirements 
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shrub I.D.

Deciduous shrub Identification 
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