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Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:56

What species do you have?

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:44

I have a new Magnolia soulangiana, only been in 3 or 4 years it's only 3ft high and was very small when it went in and is flowering already. I've never heard of planting a Magnolia for your grandchildren.

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 11:04

Yeah, if they are getting congested they will go blind, you have to lift and divide them. Other than that I wouldn't feed them if they're in grass, since you'll just be feeding the grass, just make sure they're well watered at the end of the summer and they should come up without problems. If they're in pots you have to be more vigilant though, because that's totally unnatural so you have to take more care.

What's the best thing to do with daffodils when the flower has died

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:13

I just leave mine and save the seeds, I clear away the dead leaves by scythe, that's it, but I don't have any big flowered hybrids.

Have I killed my newly planted hawthorn hedge?

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:41

No, I'm sure it will be fine. I'm sure you'd have killed any little weeds on top though, but don't worry the hedge will be fine.

Amelanchier lamarckii

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:40

Yes, they are like a plum flower and have edible fruit. Very nice trees, can't wait for mine to explode into bloom

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:59
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Ah yes.  I stand corrected.  And the feudal system.  And posessions in France,  And lots of our language.  And Calvados. But apart from that...

Mystery of pH/useful list

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 18:56
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Jim Macd.  Donna and Blitzen Sir!  you have stolen my thunder  KeAp an eye on this thread.  All will be revealed.


Cheers Jim.

Regards.  Mike.

Ah, I had a feeling that's where you were going.

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 14:24
Steve 309 wrote (see)

Yep. Hoe them out of the beds.  Mow them out of the lawn. Cut the adults down with a chain saw.  Bloody sycamores.    What did the Romans do for us gardeners?  Sycamores and rabbits!

Don't forget nettles and garden snails  not to split hairs though, no pun intended,  it was the Normans that brought in the rabbits, not sure about sycamores.

Sycamore seedlings

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:24

No, the lawn mower will handle them. As for your flower beds get a Garden Swoe Hoe They're fantastic. I wish I'd got one years ago. Check it for angle before you buy, you should be alble to slide it without it digging in too much or popping up, a problem I always have with 'D' hoes. I'm glad there's no Sycamores around my garden for that problem but I used to manage it fine before.

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