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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 18:13

Glad you got things sorted Verdun   Battoning down the hatches here too - we've actually decided to postpone our trip to Beth Chatto's garden which we had arranged for tomorrow - the forecast for that area speaks of thunder, lightening and torrential rain - we're foolhardy but not as foolhardy as all that .... and anyway, isn't that garden designed for drought - seems a bit silly looking at it in the pouring rain   We'll arrange it again in a few weeks' time 

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:56
Dave Morgan wrote (see)

Leave it till spring Bille-jean, it flowers on new growth so leave till then.

Lonicera periclymenum varieties flower on wood produced in the previous year so should be pruned immediately after flowering

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/93077/Late-Dutch-honeysuckle/Details 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:31

I think that's sensible/practical 

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:25

Hurrah!  So glad your honeysuckle is happy now 

Some info on pruning here http://www.gardenseeker.com/pruning/pruning_honeysuckle-lonicera.htm 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 17:13

I've texted Snoodle to say "we're discussing this - what does she think?"

A 'Plant ID' forum topic

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:58

I understand that there are changes and improvements planned for the website including the forum,  before too long. 

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:53

That's got thunder & lightening on it for tomorrow ....

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:45

My sensible gene is agreeing with yours Topbird 

pests

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:41

Take the caterpillars off and feed them to the birds.  Give the sprout plants a bit of tlc and inspect the underside of their leaves every day for butterfly eggs (tiny yellowish dots) and remove them, or net them against butterflies. 

If the growing point of the plant hasn't been eaten it  will recover with some tlc. 

KILLING IVY

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 16:21

I would cut it down and then use one of the specialist Stump Killers

 http://www.bayergarden.co.uk/en/data/Products/t/Tree-Stump-Killer.aspx 

 

Good luck 

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