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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:57

We talked about pruning overgrown hebe here

I think I'm right in saying they're not keen on being cut back hard - take some cuttings!!!

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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:57

Yes  pull them out and put them in the wheely bin - you'll never get rid of them, but better get them out at this stage - once you've let them seed they'll be everywhere!

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:45

If I click on the pics they enlarge - don't they do that for everyone? 

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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:44

Oh, and those innocent looking little green sprigs behind the aquilegia?  

That's Hairy Bittercress and it's a weed and it spreads like mad so pull them up quickly and don't put them in the compost heap!!! 

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Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:42

In the first pic, the one on the left is a hebe - possibly 'Heartbreaker'.

The one with the raindrops is an aquilegia.

The third could be a hemerocallis aka day lily - but we'll know better when it has it's flowers 

Why won't my Yakushimanum Rhododendrom flower!!!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 10:56

I'm not a rhodo grower, but if other established shrubs don't flower for me, I give them a watering with soluble potash.

Also, this article has some interesting information - it says that it can take up to 5 years for the Yakushimanum varieties to establish and flower

It also advises not fertilising for the first two years - perhaps you're treating it too kindly - what is it that Gardeners' Question Time Panel often advise? - "a period of benign neglect". 

Hope that's helpful 

Rose pruning

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:53

I've just found this 

I like the clarity of the descriptions 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:49

Oooooh yes please Punkdoc - I'll share your music and the weather too 

It's a bit overcast here 


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 08:38

And r eported - they'll be gone in a minute, when the techies get in. 

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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