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Need to replace what I think is box

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 07:30

What a pretty garden .

Are you thinking of something like a small crab apple or cherry.  I think that something like that would be fine as long as it wasnt right up against the wall. 

What do others think? 


Posted: 29/12/2014 at 21:15

Take care Fidget ((hugs))

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 21:01

Hi Steven - snowdrops will usually start flowering within the next couple of weeks - the smaller species crocuses will usually start flowering after snowdrops, probably mid February onwards, and the larger ones will follow them.  However, it all depends on the situation and temperatures prevalent at the time.  Plants in sheltered spots may flower earlier than plants in more exposed positions.

Can I suggest that if you want to ask more questions you start a new thread with the name of the plant in the title then any members with specialist knowledge will spot it.

What is wrong with my Clematis??

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 17:10

Hello Connie77

Do you know the name of the variety?  Many/most clematis are deciduous and lose their leaves in the winter, so this may be perfectly normal behaviour.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 16:11

KEF ((hugs))  ignore him - he's proved he doesn't want support - he wants attention - he's not worth getting upset about ((hugs))

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:53

Well said Lily

Pruning Large Woody Lavender

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:32

I agree with Gemma - it's not usually successful to cut lavender back hard and in any event lavender isn't usually a long-lived plant.   I'd take some cuttings this summer and grow on some new plants then in 2016 you can replace your old plants with new ones.  And this time you'll keep them trimmed back every year (directly after flowering) so that they don't outgrow their space

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:27

Oh Philippa ((hugs))    - do you live near to Punkdoc?  It sounds as if you've both experienced the same sort of damage. 

My poor philadelphus

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 15:20

It's a big shame - but there may be a silver lining.  Philadelphus sometimes throws up one long branch and the others are quite spindly in comparison.  If you had asked me I would have advised you to cut that main branch hard back and then it would have thrown up several new branches and you'd have a well balanced shrub. 

Now, without even having gone to the bother of asking, you're going to get that well-balanced shrub

You'll have to do without flowers this year, but maybe you can plant something nearby that will focus attention for this year - just think of it as an excuse to go to the garden centre

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 13:40

And the best thing to do with WUMS is to Ignore them and get on with planning our gardening for next year and reading those seed catalogues

This thread is a place to share our worries and troubles - sharing is a two-way process - it is not about attention-seeking.

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