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why only one bud on tree peony this year

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:29

Beautiful flower. I bought a bartzella, intermediate ,last year. It had a couple of flowers last year, but none this year. I assume it is settling and growing bigger and better for next year.

What do I do now?

Posted: 11/06/2016 at 08:16

 I think it's just died, possibly helped on its way by pruning at the wrong time. Take it out, and see if there is room for a good replacement, maybe holly , that would be more amenable to being hacked at.

You have a lovely drive and mature trees.


Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:16

They will still be Agapanthus, and similar to the parent, but if a sneaky bee has been around, there is likely to be some variation.

If you want it true to name, you have to vegetatively propagate, by splitting the plant.

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:12

I think a pieris.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 21:04

The alliums have finished, and the leaves died off, so I dug them up. The bulbs have increased from little things that were not big enough for the flower borders, to 150 bulbs, some the size of my palm.

I noticed the first bud on the sweet peas. The ones I have booked for someones wedding in July should be OK

This month should be roses, so what have you got?

New Hawthorn Whips Failing

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:50

Pick up all fallen leaves and burn, but there is usually something else like a cedar,where it overwinters and then comes back. There is no spray available for domestic use in the uk.   It is worse in damp humid conditions. I had it really bad last year, not much this year.

Foxglove with bloom on top

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 19:44

Could you put the photo on this thread please.

What do I do now?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 17:38

Leylandii won't regrow out of brown wood.  If they got pruned back beyond the green (yellow) growth, they will not resprout.  April is the wrong time for trimming them, a light trim in summer is all they need if the tops are out.

Have you got a photo?

Last edited: 10 June 2016 17:38:52

clematis montana

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 17:32

Stop feeding it. It is making leaf and no flowers. Treat it mean for a bit.

Honeysuckle - have I got my planting right?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 17:30

Looks good to me.

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