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March flowering pink shrub

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:38

It's a gorgeous one isn't it?

When you need to prune it, please don't do what so many do and just reduce it's height and turn it into a pink shaving brush.

After flowering remove the oldest stems from low down near the base, leaving the younger growth - that way you'll keep the lovely fluid fountain effect. 

Allium Care

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:13

Hi Torg 

I would leave the leaves well alone - when they die down they feed the bulb for the following year.  

I would let them flower, then feed them and let them die down - then perhaps split the clump up and replant giving them a bit more space.

Make sure they get enough water as if a pot is full of leaves rain will just run off and the soil will still be dry. 

March flowering pink shrub

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 12:07

That looks like a Viburnum x bodnantense - possibly 'Dawn'

Should have a lovely perfume - especially on mild winter days 

Plant suggestions please

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:23

If you want something to add some height to the corner, what about some Iris sibirica?  That way the hebe could spread a bit but there'd still be room for the iris - I've found they don't mind being crowded a bit.

Don't think there are any pinks - but blue would actually accentuate the pinks nicely, or a cream or white would also look lovely. 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:10
Obelixx says:

...  Dove - when did Wonky's dad last give birth?...

 Precisely  LOL 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 11:08

Harrumph!  I will not be going to tennis - I will be waiting in for Green Flag to arrive ... despite having driven down to Riverside and back this morning, my car has now decided not to start .... press the button and not a peep out of it .......... 

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 10:51
Hostafan1 says:

tell him you'll take him shopping naked if he doesn't get dressed. That'll do the trick.

See original post

   That's the way

Right, off to tennis ......... see you later ................ 

Saving Runner Beans

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 10:48

Last edited: 22 March 2017 10:49:11

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 10:42

Don't worry about digs Pdoc - it you feel it's getting too much flag them up to Nora.  Gardeners should stick to digging outside, not making digs on here. 

I've got some good news to share ...... when I first 'met' Nut on here she offered me a baby Molly the Witch and we called at her house to collect it and that was the start of a great friendship.

Molly has been growing steadily in my front garden, and this year she has her first two flower buds!!!

I am soooooooooooooo excited 

artificial grass

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 09:41

Glad you're pleased with it Rosemummy ... sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do when there are other factors and priorities 

I'll be interested to see the pics ... 

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