K S mith


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Viburnum tinus not flowering

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 21:28

It looks beautiful, nice shiny healthy leaves.  I did have a problem with thrips the first year but sprayed and that hasn't reoccurred. I know thrips would damage the new buds and prevent flowering.  I've seen V. tinus in pots flowering. It is possible.

Viburnum tinus not flowering

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 20:22

Hello All. I have a three year old Viburnum tinus in a large pot and pruned it back after the first year to keep it in shape. No flowers, but I know I pruned them off.  

So I didn't prune at all and still have no flowers.  I know if it needs, to prune immediately after flowering so I would expect there to be flowers this winter, as I didn't touch it.  The pot is fed regularly and top dressed with compost in the spring. Where's the flowers gone?

Only thing I can think of is not enough sunlight and this year the pot has been moved to a brighter area. Will this make a difference?

Talkback: How to grow marginal pond plants

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:14
Chris didn't take the plants out of the pots? I would have thought planting in the large planter in the gravel would have been enough to contain the water plants. And Equistrium? Who's he trying to kid. Really!

Growing on tulips

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:55

You and I garden in a very similar way, right down to having too many pots of tulips.  Thank you for your input.

Growing on tulips

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:59

Foliar feed after flowering; high potash?  This year I've planted the bulbs with a bed of course grit and FFB mixed into the compost as a feed hoping to keep the bulbs strong.  How deep should the offsets be planted in the nursery bed? I know flowering takes energy away from the bulbs.

Thank you Dave for the information. 

Growing on tulips

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 12:19

At the end of the season when I empty my bulb pots, I find the tulips have produced bulblets and the mother bulbs are smaller in size.

I would like to know two things:

what is the best way to grow tulips to reduce the development of bulblets and keep the mother bulb large, and 

how to grow on bigger bulblets into large productive tulip bulbs.

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 16:39
So how will we know what it is and when it is ready?

Talkback: Field horsetail

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 16:38
Ammonium sulphamate can be effective but you have to be aware that it migrates in the soil water and puts the ground out of growing action for all of the growing season.

How much potash?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 16:28

How much sulphate of potash (potassium sulphate) should be used as a pre-planting base dressing, and/or as a top dressing? As with all fertilisers, too much can damage.  

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Viburnum tinus not flowering

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Growing on tulips

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How much potash?

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