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Foxgloves

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:43

It's a bit hard to stop them growing - I tend to just sprinkle the seeds on the garden where I want them to grow, then thin them out next spring 

Camera Corner

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:41

The colour of the water against the colours of the boats and the houses is amazing - love it 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:36

Wow!  That's fantastic!  What a clever OH you have 

Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:33

I hope I'm right - are the leaves similar???  I have got my old glasses on 

unhappy Pieris

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:32

Certainly re-potting won't do any harm and some fresh compost will help it produce new shoots.  

I've just checked the RHS Good Plant Guide and they recommend that Pieris should be protected from cold drying winds in frost-prone areas.

Maybe yours is in the perfect spot Mark 

unhappy Pieris

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:29

Hi Mark

I don't grow it here as we're on chalk, but certainly in my parent's garden new growth on the Pieris would be cut back by a late frost - maybe if you're in Scotland the new growth isn't as far forward as Maggie's?

Which variety of Buddleja would this be ?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:23

I'm going for Philadelphus - you'll get some lovely scented blossom and when those are finished you can do a bit of pruning to reshape it and get some new growth lower down - it'll be gorgeous.

When it blooms show us some pics and we'll have a go at identfying it - that's if everyone agrees with me that it's a Philadelphus ............ 

Stump Removal

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 16:03

I would dig and tunnel around and beneath it - it'll be easier than trying to chop it to bits - then when you've uncovered the roots you can follow them to where they get narrower and saw them off - when you've cut through all the roots you can pull the stump out.    

I've removed stumps like that, when I was a bit younger, and I'm a girl 

It's a heck of a job but it's cheaper than gym membership and think how honed and toned you'll be 

unhappy Pieris

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 15:57

I'd leave it - it may go brown and die (just the damaged bits, not the whole plant ) in which case they'll fall to the ground or you can remove them carefully without damaging any buds.

 I'm sure the plant will throw out more new shoots to replace them 

Perhaps a dose of Fish, Blood & Bone, which is a slow-acting fertiliser, will give it a bit of energy in order to replace the buds.  Follow instructions on the pack. 

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