I have no experience myself but I was doing some research for a friend a while back and found this
".... Avoid planting living willow near building foundations or drainage pipes - at least 1.5 x the maximum intended hedge height away...." on this website http://kingsbarntrees.co.uk/acatalog/Planting_and_Caring_for_Living_Willow.html
I hope that helps.
pansyface says:FROST!THEY DIDN'T SAY FROST!Bl***Y WEATHERFORECASTS!ME PLUM BLOSSOMS! ME DELPHINIUMS! ME ROSE BUDS!See original post
THEY DIDN'T SAY FROST!
ME PLUM BLOSSOMS! ME DELPHINIUMS! ME ROSE BUDS!
Pansy ... the Countryfile Weatherwoman also said sharp frosts/snow next week I shall have to fleece my pear tree ........... and the figs ............ and ........................... loadsastuff!!!
Joyce21 says:Morning all.Just listening to the Bristol "apostrophe" men on Radio 4 - - - - goes out at night and inserts / covers ' with sticky- back plastic Man after my own heart Last edited: 03 April 2017 08:32:41See original post
Just listening to the Bristol "apostrophe" men on Radio 4 - - - - goes out at night and inserts / covers ' with sticky- back plastic Man after my own heart
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Give the man a medal
Fairy the woman with the Ardennes horses worked in the woodland behind my old office for a fortnight ... I only discovered they were there the day they were finishing I love Ardennes - I think we may have similar DNA
Have a good day Wonky ((hugs))
Good morning everyone Second coffee being taken on board .... Then I'll be out there ... There's a garden waiting for me ...
Was anyone watching the Countryfile weather forecast yesterday? A possible serious cold snap in mid April .... Snow?!?!?!
Ah! I don't know Dianthus 'Shirley Temple' so I googled ... Hayloft Plants specifically mentions that they "dislike acidic soils".
So that may well be your problem ...
In my experience problems with most dianthus have been largely due to poor drainage in the winter. I used to garden on clay and the only way I could keep them going was by incorporating large amounts of grit into a sheltered south facing slope.
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So the one that's been there longer is shooting first? That's as I would expect. Mine have been in four or five years and are only just shooting now.
I'd leave it a bit longer before giving up hope.