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Salix Flamingo - Help required

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 20:33

Sorry, this is the site I meant to link to which hopefully will convince you that it'll be fine outside

pak choi

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:14

Oriental greens such as Pak choi are less prone to bolting when sown after the longest day, so sow some more now


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:13

I've noticed that even Charlie D seems to have acquired some substantial underpinnings these days


Posted: 29/06/2015 at 19:11

 Or there's the old tried and trusted methods ...


Bearded Iris

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:26

That sounds wrong to me.  I've always understood that over the years the original rhizome eventually gets too old to flower well, but by then it's produced loads of new rhizomes - that's why we lift and divide every three to four years and discard the old central rhizome

The rhizomes certainly flower more than once.   I'm sure Wonky would agree with me - she was taught about Bearded Irises by the daughter of  Ellis Carpenter, the who was the breeder of the beautiful iris Boxford Spice.

Salix Flamingo - Help required

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 17:52

Salix flamingo is hardy down to some quite low temperatures - see here  - it should be fine outside for the winter, even in Scotland. 

It is deciduous so it will always lose it's leaves in the autumn and grow new ones in ther spring. 

I think you're killing it with kindness. 

Rose with no flowers

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:19

As I'm Wonky Womble's mother, I hesitate to comment

What is this, please

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 16:17

Looks like one of the Mallow family - possibly Lavatera, the pretty shrubby one, or it could be the native Common Mallow. 

Do you remember sowing seeds of native wild flowers, or ... ???

Rose with no flowers

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 15:55

I'd agree with Logan - stimulate some side shoots by pruning back a little bit - Wonky Womble finds speaking severely to plants seems to shock them into flowering so you could try that as well

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Markings on hosta leaves

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

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I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Good intentions ...

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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Clematis cuttings

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