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Salix Flamingo

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 11:19

Thanks for the advice Verdun, I will remember to do that. Yes mine also still looks as good ever at the moment.

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 22:27

Thanks Verdun, I moved it earlier. It was too close to a spirea I planted. It's now in a nice spot which looks a lot better. I have to say it's one of my favourite buys of the year. It was a little £12 jobby. It's grown and flourished and looked great all year.

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:33

Thanks Dave! Much appreciated.

Salix Flamingo

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:13

Hello folks!

I bought a little Salix Flamingo, earlier this year and it's grown really well and is beautiful.

I want to move this and was wondering if now is a good time and if not when?

It is still in leaf.


Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:32

Thanks for the advice Verdun. Nutcutlet, well the Forsythia forms part of a hedge between mine and the next garden, it's kind of been shaped like a hedge before I got in to this house. Last year I just trimmed any long shoots that came off it. It flowered profusely in spring and then I haven't really touched it this year.

The weigela was kind of spherical when I moved it and this does the same where it gets long shoots come out everywhere. Once it had flowered in spring I cut back all the really long shoots and now it's almost finished flowering for the second time and covered in long shoots.

What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:23

Thank you for all the advice! Sounds good, I think I will put it all around the garden.


Is it too late to prune shrubs?

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:21

Thank you all. Yes I was thinking of leaving them.

Although Weigela is just flowering again now, it's flowers twice a year in my garden for some reason. Also weirdly the escallonia is just starting to flower now, it didn't really do much all year.

My Syringa is just flowering for a second time too. 

Anyway, I was going to tidy up the forsythia but I'll leave it as I want everything to flower, I didn't trim my winter flowering jasmine hedge all year because I didn't get any flower last year so hoping that helps.

I will shape everything once they have flowered next year.

Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 17:15

Wow, interesting to read all this. Thanks for the replies.

Lyn mine is like the one in your picture, big red/purple flowers. It's been getting a feed throughout the year and the odd bit of manure put under it. I'll trim it in spring and feed and mulch.

Cheers all!

What do you do with soil from plant pots?

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:36

Hello all!

I was just wondering, what can I use soil for that I've grown things in this year, like annual flowers, chillies that have died, and tomatoes which have died back also with the recent weather?


Advice on Fuschia, please.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 22:24

Ah thank you nutcutlet. It's nice they are flowering so much at this time of year! Yes it was like we didn't have a winter last year. Wonder what this year will be like.

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Salix Flamingo

Can I move it now? 
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What do you do with soil from plant pots?

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Is it too late to prune shrubs?

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Advice on Fuschia, please.

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Tree ID please.

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Pond Skaters

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Gruesome Discovery

A sad day in the garden. 
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Pleased to have a new garden visitor.

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2 ID's please

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2 ID's please.

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Spider ID please

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Caterpillar ID please

Anyone know what this one is? 
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Need some more plant ID's please

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Do I need to feed Cherry tree?

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Garden path ideas.

What would you do? 
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