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When to prune a Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 07:43

Wrong sort of tree if you want it at 8ft. Mine is as tall as the house. Replace with one of the small forms like Magnolia "Susan"

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Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:53

I like the bitter orange smell of the leaves of Houttuynia cordata chameleon.

A lot of salvias have a scented leaf, also some pelargoniums, rose scented etc.

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:50

My Rudbeckia goldsturm did not do very well this year either, only one came up out of six.

Soggy fat , ugh.

Hedge dying

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 16:29

It looks like a privet hedge. I think the dead patches are due to anthracnose or twig blight. This is worse in damp weather.

In privets, the disease is most often caused by the fungus Glomerella cingulata. Anthracnose in existing privets is discouraged by removing and destroying all affected wood and foliage, including foliage that falls on the ground, and thinning shrubs during winter months to improve air circulation. Replace ruined shrubs with anthracnose-resistant privets such as amur (L. amurense), ibota (L. obtusifolium), regal (L. obtusifolium “Regelianum”) or California privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium Hassk).

What plant is this please?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 18:58

Well done for noticing the  fragrance. Mine are so high up I can only see them from upstairs.

Mystery plant

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 18:56

It looks like the aliens have changed species. Lots of these cropping up this year.

Help attracting wildlife

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 17:52

Can a hedgehog get in? small holes in the fences let the wildlife in. You may have to get agreement with neighbours for this.

A pond is a good place for animals to drink. Make sure it has  sloping sides so that animals can climb out. Some shrubs to give birds cover will help.  I doubt you will have room for an Oak, but a small tree like a Rowan will attract birds for the fruit.

My Kousa Dogwood is dropping its leave...

Posted: 16/09/2016 at 21:51

If its newly planted it may have been a bit dry. Have you given it a bucket of water at least once a week?

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