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Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 19:31

You too crack me up 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

And thanks for the link Dove

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

I may be able to, depending on dates - keep me posted on when you're all going nut - would love to come (and meet some of you peeps too) 

 

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:14

Thanks! I shall do that

hope for my skimmias yet then!

 

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Emma, were your cucumbers in pots?

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Tomatoes - too wet, too cold, not enough sun, no greenhouse - grrrr.

Oh, and bloody snowdrops!  Second year in a row I've had no luck, after spending hours on hands and knees planting bulbs in Autumn argh!

Rant over.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:36

Ooooh, now you've got me really curious! I think I'll have to go  Thanks Salino.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:36

I have 2 of these, both planted in shade and previously very dark green and glossy.

One of them has started to go rather yellow though - is this because I haven't made the soil acid enough, or something else? The other one is still glossy green and only a foot away, but one leaf is starting to turn yellow on it.

Also, although both produce glorious white flower panicles in Spring, the berries that come from them are pitiful - never usually more than a smattering at a time, maybe 5 per plant (and these are 3 year old plants).

Do they need to be male and female planted together for there to be berries or is something else not quite right?

Help!

 

best way to get rid of rats

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:32

Get a cat?

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:27

I know this thread is a bit old now, but was interested by what Verdun was saying about photinias being fussy and disease-prone.

I have a still very young and small (1.5ft, plants last year) Pink Marble, which was literally massacred by a pest in Spring - most of the lovely, tender pink leaves were eaten in a matter of days, in spite of attempts on my part to protect it. I tried using garlic spray to deter pests, as I don't like using chemicals, and although this works brilliantly on aphids etc, I suspect pests like caterpillars etc don't mind it.

Has anyone had the same experience or know what could have eaten it so?

I never saw what it was doing the damage, but am determined not to let the little b****rs do the same thing again this year - it really decimated the poor plant...

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 12/11/2014 at 17:39

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 09:49

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 288
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 353
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 222
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 268
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
Replies: 4    Views: 345
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
Replies: 2    Views: 317
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
Replies: 3    Views: 321
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
Replies: 4    Views: 282
Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12
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