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Planting a greengage now?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:36

Thanks pansyface that's excellent. I think it'll need the stake - strong winds forecast.

 

Planting a greengage now?

Posted: Yesterday at 10:18

I've been pondering planting a new fruit tree in my front garden for a while. Yesterday at the garden centre, there was one, looking at me, just when it was on my mind. So I pondered, briefly, then bought it. My question, to those of you with more experience (and maybe self control) is, should I dig a hole and plant it now? The garden is cold but not solid, or is it better to leave the tree in its pot in a sheltered area of the garden?

 

Advice gratefully received. 

Shrub ID

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:57

Do other people's cotoneasters have berries one year and fewer the next? Last year mine was laden with berries, hardly any this year despite the good weather. The holly has done much better and the blackbirds have now cleared that of berries.

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 19:34

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/63611.jpg?width=270&height=350&mode=max

 

I have a pineapple sage that has just got around to gorgeous flowering, which is all very well but some day soon the weather will get cold and I'll have to decide how to deal with it. And it's November in Scotland!

FARM YARD MANURE

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 19:33

Glad you asked the question. I haven't been sure. However I disagree with Tootles - I've put some manure on the garden and now the neighbour's cat is busy pooping on it.  Too much poop!

Any plant ideas please...

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 21:34

Is it not deep enough for honeysuckle? I think a bit of ignorance goes a long way, I've never known where I'm not supposed to plant it and it seems to grow usually.

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:26

Thanks pansyface.  I'll trim it tomorrow.

 

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:58

I'm in the same situation. Mine was planted new last year. I've been hoping its just getting established.

 

A mystery/wild section of the front garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:08

The pic you posted at 19.58 looks like snowberry see http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/11587.shtml . I have inherited some and it seems pretty inclined to grow new ones. I've just taken out a load but kept one for the winter berries.

 

hibiscus or rose of sharon

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 22:24

I have also had far more hypericum than I wanted.  I've got rid of most of the ones I don't want, but I have one I want to keep but contain. I can't decide when to cut it back - right now there are flower buds just preparing to break, then berries that last all winter. Do I 

just chop them anytime?

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Planting a greengage now?

Unplanned purchase, now what.... 
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Planting a new trough

Which plants will work well in a 1m trough 
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