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Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:33

At last! My 'Blue Bird' is covered with flower buds just about to open!

Some of you may remember that it's been an ongoing thread on here these last few years, as I've been maddened by the lack of flowers, despite feeding, mulching.etc. Over about 10 years it had been in various places in the garden, even in a large pot for a couple of years, all to no avail.  Every year I've given the bush a good talking to and threatened to compost it if it didn't flower! But this spring I needed room for a choisya that was getting too large for it's space, so I swapped it over and put the hibiscus in it's place. Only moved it about 6 feet away. And low and behold it has produced a great number of buds at last. I'm so delighted, and pleased that I didn't compost it after all. Granny always taught me that patience is a virtue!

scilla peruviana help

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:58

Yes maybe. I do tend to water every pot regardless of what's in it! I suppose some things like to be neglected.

philadelphus flowers gone

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 13:57

I do feed the local birds every day, and maybe they think I've laid on flower buds as part of the menu!

philadelphus flowers gone

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 10:47

Where have all the flowers gone? From two 3 year old plants there are only a couple of flowers on each one. I can see where they should be on the tips of the stems but it looks as if they've all been pinched off! Am I feeding a little feathered friend? A neighbours plant is covered in blossom, so I'm very disappointed.

scilla peruviana help

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 10:39

Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong with this bulb please. I bought it 2 years ago in bloom, with a fantastic flower I'd never seen before. I potted it up so that I could move it around the garden into a warm spot in the summer and protect it in the winter in the Greenhouse. Last summer it did not bloom and again this year it seems to not have a flower developing either. It gets fed along with my other pots on a regular basis, but is not responding. Any ideas folks?

fatsia japonica

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 20:34

I had seen a friends Fatsia and fell in love with it, but when I bought one I decided to grow it in a big pot as I had seen the monster my friends one had become. Could you dig it up and pot it . I can keep mine under control this way.

Statue identification

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 22:46

I'm amazed at the response. You are all so helpful on this site. Whatever the query there's always someone to help. It's great. Thanks

Statue identification

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:23

Singy you are a star! Well done and many thanks.

Statue identification

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 17:05

As the days..............the place to rest fair creatures who face the winter's test. The bit in the middle is missing. It's special to me as my Mum bought it as a memorial on my Dad's passing, and now she's gone as well it's all the more important to me.

Thanks for trying folks.

Statue identification

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 13:13

I've inherited a statue to put in the garden of a boy/satyr on top of a column with rabbits at the base. It has a poem entitled Autumn but some of the words have worn off. I'm trying to find the poem on search engines but cannot find it. Anyone else got this one?

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