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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...

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:22

Berghill - what I wouldn't give to have enough space for a snowdrop WOOD! 

As Dove says, deep envy 

Some day I shall have a garden large enough to swing a cat in, I just know it 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:21

Shall do! need to get some more, as I fear none of the dry bulbs will ever emerge

Wasn't sure if sticking them into the ground when night temperatures are almost or around freezing, would do them any good, but I suppose they are tough little plants.

Has anyone ever been to see the snowdrop garden/Winter Garden at Anglesey Abbey, by the way? It was recommended by someone on this thread and I'm really tempted to go.

 

Small nurseries online

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 13:21

Thanks Verdun - never heard of them.

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does it flower in its first year? 
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Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Why?? 
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