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Posted: 03/02/2018 at 17:06

Hello all. It is time to prune as I live in the south west. Through the winter and into February the plant is still in flower with a few dead blooms.Lots of foliage. I am confused about the pruning for this year.Normally I just prune to a lower bud .Any advice would be welcomed.

Spring pruning

Posted: 21/01/2018 at 11:23

Last year i had very few blooms. In November i did a hard prune and tied into wires. As the blooms for this year are on new wood i was wondering if i need to prune again.Only the new growth(that has grown during winter).

Any idea please

A helping hand

Posted: 05/12/2017 at 18:26

My plants which flowered last year in pots are not showing any    Signs of life Yet. Has anyone any advice please.?.l Live at north Cornwall which is mild and no frosts.

Unknown plant

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 18:02

At last i have heard from the RHS. It is a type of Agave. Uncommon sight in the british isles. Especially to flower out side.

Unknown plant

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 18:53

I think it is a Yucca. I have email Kew gardens as i cant find anything locally. It have grown to 15 ft. When i pulled the bedroom curtains this morning i had a lovely surprise It has flowered.Started by day off really well with a bonus of NO RAIN today

Unknown plant

Posted: 24/07/2017 at 18:09

Help please. I inherited this plant when i brought my house 11 years ago. What a surprise it has flowered for the first time.Does anyone know the name. ??

Horse manure

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 18:27

I have some horse manure which has been in bags for about 5 months. I would like to use it as a mulch with the broad beans and later the runner beans. Can i have some opinions please as to whether it is still to new and could burn the plants. 


Posted: 12/04/2017 at 18:32

I have just bought some sarah raven seedlings.

My previous plants have always become leggyand i have to stake them.

What do other gardeners do with there seedlings?

Climbing Rose

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 15:56

Advice please.

I have a MADAME ALDRED CARRIERE rose which has not been pruned for a couple of years.At the moment it is a big MESS.

I am confused at how much to remove.I have read in the Dr.DG Hessayon.The rose expert just to remove dead and exhausted wood.

I am in the south west the climate is mild not cold. 


Posted: 15/11/2016 at 17:16

I have a 10 year old tree.The branches have grown to tall for me to reach the fruit without the step ladder.

At present next year fruit is at the top of the branches..

I am wondering what would happen if i cut the branches down to say half the length.

Would i destroy the tree?Stop any more fruit from growing

Or just stop any fruit for next year only.

Can anyone help please.

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