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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

thyme pruning

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 19:30

Thanks Susan - I shall wait and see! I suppose that unless it is south-facing, it will never have loads of flowers anyway. I shall keep you posted!

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:45

 ogster and Verdun : my username used to be ilovemontydon - sad, I know...

thyme pruning

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 11:43

Thanks Verdun and everyone else too - whilst I'm not a fan of the chopped-within-an-inch-of-its-life look, I will prune back hard if someone more expert than me tells me it does the plant the world of good. That said, I have ;eft said potentilla alone one year and it still barely flowered...then chopped it a lot the year before and it barely flowered., so I'm at a loss to understand what suits it best.

Maybe at 3 years old it should just be left in peace to do it's own thing, with minimal interferences from me, and only if necessary to remove any dead bits!

Re thyme - I am waiting 'til spring. It can't come soon enough for me

 

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 19:32
Thank you

thyme pruning

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:00
Thank you both
I think I'm too impulsive and impatient when it comes to plants!

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 17:58
Thanks Verdun aka my garden guru
Should I wait til spring to chop it you think?

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:14

Just wondering if others on here have a west-facing jasmine of this type which, though vigorous as hell, produces hardly any flowers?

It's a very happy-looking plant, no competition, trained against a warm, west-facing brick wall.

It's 3 years old.

 

 

thyme pruning

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:12

My small thyme plants (plants last Spring) are on the edges of a west-facing, well-drained bed. They've looked very happy this year, but now the bases are getting woody and I'd like to prune them back.

I'm worried about doing that before the frosts hit, in case I kill them off.

Should I wait 'til Spring now?

Someone please remind me - does thyme flower on the old wood or the new?

And come to think of it, what about potentilla fruticosa? Didn't get many flowers this year so I'm wondering if I ought to not prune it at all this year...

 

Thanks

 

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 13:35

Another vote for maidenhair fern - without almost constant humidity, the leaves curl up and dry out, so your bathroom would be ideal, as Dove says.

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:06

 lilwead - sounds like a description of my 2 old cats, RIP.

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