Jean Genie

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Viburnum macrocephalum.

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 13:22

Honestly Berghill it was a grafted shrub -  I had two different stems growing from it. I googled it ages ago and they are grafted at times . Before I cut it off I'll take photo if I can , I'll have to forage in the undergrowth but they are definitely growing as one.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 10:59

Oh no ! What a shame - at least you've got the other two. Mine seem ok up to now - do you mist them with rainwater ? Look what mine caught for lunch -

 Hope you can see it ok - it's the rather large fly on the left .

Viburnum macrocephalum.

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 10:53

Years ago when I knew even less than what I know now , I planted a snowball bush and I didn't realise it was grafted and grew a large silver birch instead as I cut the wrong sucker off ! Well , I've just discovered a very healthy sucker from the snowball bush and as it was what I planted originally, I would really like to save it. The same thing happened a few years back but it died. This shoot looks a lot bigger and healthier so I'm hoping to rescue it. What would be the best way ? I would be very grateful for some help please..  Don't know whether to try it in water or plant with a heel or what. I think it would be deemed as a semi-ripe cutting ???  Thanks , Jean.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 10:31

Ha ! I take it back ! We've got sunshine now - hope it lasts !  You cheer me up !

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 08:21

Well. thats the end of that then - we have rain - lots of it. Glad in a way. had a shifty around in the garden so I suppose it'll help settle everything in. Haven't seen much sun though - just cloud and humidity unlike SOME I could mention !!!!

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 08:12

Pam, your garden is stunning- The baskets are fantastic and everything looks so lush. You must work so very hard on maintaining it. What a lovely video to start the morning with - thank you for sharing your spectacular garden with us. Hope my blue basil grows as well as yours - its doing really well up to now.

Down among the chrysanthemums

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 14:00

Could they possibly be gall ? Do chrysanths suffer from that or am I being silly .

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 13:57

That should be horse flies of course - excuse spelling ! So - the way forward is to don an N.B C suit whilst gardening. I Think they are sneaky - injecting you with anaesthetic so you don't feel them munching you.

Honeysuckle problem.

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 13:20

Thanks for that - yes just had a google about them. Well I suppose I won't be getting many flowers this year but the honeysuckle was in a bad way -  it does look better for it's haircut. I'll follow your advice and just give it a trim next time .

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 09:24

Yep did that but too late - they are like mini scud missiles !

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