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Posted: 15/04/2017 at 18:04

What's wrong with ikea Obelixx? It serves it's purpose. Hall mirror, bosh, done. Back for lunch and out in the garden again.  I've cut out a couple of the old branches and left the top alone. It was a beautiful sight earlier in the year. I just love the vibrant yellow against a blue sky. It hasn't done too badly considering my mum hadn't touched it for about 10 years!


Posted: 15/04/2017 at 08:43

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll do a little bit of both. A little off the top of the few longer stems and then take out some of the older ones from the bottom.

again thanks. Can always count on some sage advice from someone on the forum.

raining today so it's IKEA this morning

have a great break


Posted: 14/04/2017 at 14:30

My forsythia was looking beautiful this spring.  But I'm not sure how to prune it.  Should I just lop off the top foot of all the branches or pick and choose certain ones and cut right back?

Any advice would be appreciated 

Brown magnolia flowers

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:24

My stellata is very very well established and been in flower for a couple of weeks.  My soil isn't eracaceous though.  Or at least I've never fed it with anything eracaceous. However I bought another new small magnolia which has never flowered or greened up really.  My partner too with a different variety. I reckon they're very temperamental!

Peony problem

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 19:17

Thanks. Lots of comments to think about.  I must admit it's only in that pot because I thought it was on it's way out, sort of last chance saloon pot!  Maybe I'll plant out once the tulips have bloomed and see what happens next year.  I've got a feeling I may have planted too deep too as I was a bit newer at this gardening lark three years ago.

Peony problem

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 18:26

afternoon all.

this is the third year I've had this peony and it has never produced a flower stem, just lots of these leaf stems.

any ideas of how to get it to flower ?

ive heard they don't like being interfered with so I've never unearthed it or replanted it.

Many thanks for taking a look

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 14:29

You're right nutcutlet it is lesser celandine. I should have remembered the border was full of it last spring. Pretty yellow flowers but it was everywhere. I'll be digging it up very carefully- maybe after its flowered. Thanks

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 12:49

Stupid predictive text. Not typhoon, the photo!

Plant ID please

Posted: 22/01/2017 at 12:48

hi guys, just been out seeing what's coming up since last weekend and I have something that's springing up everywhere.  Any ideas? It's the one in typhoon that isn't the hellebor. Thanks

Echium Pinanata

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 19:42

You'd think so. But I've never watered and it's been fine through all this hot weather. As I said it rained all Friday but it still drooped.  the temperature hasn't dropped that much at night. I'm in Essex and we certainly haven't had frosts yet. I  was worried that it might not make it through the winter but certainly through the Autumn!

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