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Latest posts by happycottontail

Honeysuckle Scentsation dropping buds

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 11:49

My honeysuckle is smothered with potential flowers, but the buds are looking a bit feeble and dropping off before they open.  Why is this happening, and is there anything I can do to stop it?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 07:03

Another bump - getting desperate now!

Agastache Black Adder

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:11

I have 3 of these planted last September when they had lots of lovely flowers.  All I can see this year are some little sticks but no obvious new growth.  Are they usually this late to show signs of new growth?  They are in a border which is shaded early and late in the day.  Have slugs or snails been at them?

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:37


Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:27

So, does nobody grow this, or have any advice?  Or are you just too busy gardening or sunbathing?  

Iris Bulleyana

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:41

This was an impulse buy at Harrogate Spring Flower Show, 3 plants for the price of two.   I thought I could find out what conditions it likes on the net, but information is very scanty.  So can anyone tell me what soil conditions it likes and whether it can cope with a fair amount of shade?

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:25

Sunseeker, start a new thread with your request.  It is more likely to get comments with its own title, than buried here alongside Sarah Bernhardt    Also, if you can give a bit more information, about the kind of soil you have and whether you want shrubs for sunny or shady spots, that would be helpful.

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:55

Chicky,  I copied and pasted part of your post, but why has your smiley been transformed into a question mark? 

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:49

chicky Today at 08:22 Thanks Sue, KEF, AWB and Lizzie - i will let her tresses loose  

Yes Chicky, and it's thanks from me to all, as well   


Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 22:42

I'd seen this shrub in an Open Garden last year and loved it, then forgot all about it until someone (Busy Lizzie?) posted a pic of theirs.  So I have bought one and it's about 30" high with several thin stems all taped to a cane.  When I've planted it - hopefully tomorrow - do I then remove the cane, cut off the green tapes and let the stems flop where they want to?  There are quite a few open flowers and buds. Here's what it looks like in its pot.



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