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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:51

Hi Charlie

I'm afraid that hydrangeas don't like full sun, they prefer dappled shade or only sunshine in the later part of the day.  It's always going to struggle and look poor in a sunny spot


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 14:49

Hi Tobs

Grapevines usually last for years and years and years. 

Can you post a few photos of the vine and the problem areas, and tell us more about your vine's history, where it's growing and your pruning/feeding/watering regime to give us some clues please.

To post a photo on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where your type your post, and follow the instructions.  Afraid it doesn't work for iphones - yet


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:26

Hello Lyn   I meant to tell you the other day, that gooseberry has very spreading growth and needs a lot of space - on the plus side it's really easy to layer for cuttings, as well as being the best tasting yellow dessert gooseberry I've come across in a long time

Focus point advice needed

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 13:23

I've got a Phormium Yellow Wave in the centre of a container I've planted up for winter - I've surrounded it with purplish/bronze heucheras, but purple pansies would look good too.

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:34

Isn't it wonderful

Using lawn weed killer, iron sulphate and lawn fertilizer at the same time

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:32

I agree with Verdun, use a proprietary autumn lawn weed/feed/mosskiller and then in Spring use a similar all in one formulated for spring application. 

Don't use a spring one in the autumn

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:16

We're not getting married!!!  We like things the way they are!!! 

But IF we did, we'd have Willie Nelson's version of Bring Me Sunshine in there somewhere  

wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 11:55

A slower and beautiful piece is Elgar's Salut d'Amour  - it always makes me think of a beautiful garden and it seems that I'm not the only one.

Son and his ex had the Greig piece for their wedding - he said afterwards that it made him think of the Trolls and he should have taken it as a warning

Plant ID Please

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:45

Of course, if only to make a newspaper journalist and a silly councillor look foolish


Posted: 28/09/2015 at 10:42

It's quite easy to make you titter Hosta

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Tree Nursery bankrupt - online auction

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Farewell to a friend 
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It's different in Cornwall

Undisputable proof!!! 
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A Point of View

Our relationship with Gardening 
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Last Post: 19/10/2015 at 18:48

Autumn colour

Photos of the autumn jewels in our gardens 
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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 09:46

Geum Totally Tangerine

It's got to be moved ... 
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Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

If you could only choose one ........... 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 15:52

Winter container display

Stuck for ideas 
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Last Post: 12/09/2015 at 15:37

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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