denise butcher

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hidcote lavender

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 20:27

I have a huge hidcote which is 18 years old....last year I pruned it as usual in August....but I was wondering if I should cut back in Spring as it went a little woody and didnt green up until June time????? Yes maybe I cut back too hard...dont think so though...advice appreciated. x

Blue Magnolia

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 22:30

Its a magnolia as in any is 3/4 foot high and I bought it 3 years ago in a garden centre...tag said Blue are blue in bud and turn yellow when opening...thats about all I remember the tag said. 

Blue Magnolia

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:23

I planted a Blue magnolia 2 years ago it has not flowered at all and has only shooted two leaves, I have dug it up and potted it in compost and put it in a sheltered spot...any advice on why it hasn't

thrived and what I can do to help it on its way please?

my japanese garden

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 08:04

sorry only just seen your message...send a pic of your plot...conifers prefer acid soil, but not that fussed as they are hardy little things....gravel? we use granite in white/grey buy online in bulk x


Posted: 28/05/2016 at 07:58
denise butcher says:

can someone help with this tree, I dont want to chop it down as I love it...what can I do?????

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Posted: 28/05/2016 at 07:58

can someone help with this tree, I dont want to chop it down as I love it...what can I do?????


Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:04

we have two weeks ago reseeded our existing thin and sparse lawn, how long before I can mow it>


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:29

oh yes heres the picture!



Posted: 13/04/2016 at 20:29

the tree has been growing well for 12 years always had some spotting but it is worse this year, it grows in acid soil in the ground, fairly sheltered but open site.....really love it but it does look poorly...tried to upload a picture for you but not working? on mac pro anyhow????



Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:58

I have a huge strawberry tree and it is covered in black spotty leaves yet again....what completely cures this or is it time to give up and dig up???/

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please help

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how to? 
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hidcote lavender

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Blue Magnolia

no show! 
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reseeded omg 
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should I

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can I? 
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mind your own

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ideas needed

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not looking good! 
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