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Leggy Magnolia Susan

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:48

My Magnolia Susan is becoming a bit leggy, and the flowers tend to only appear at the top of the plant. Its about 6ft tall and I'm wondering if it should be pruned this summer?


Any tips on pruning magnolia please?


Buddleia help

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:17

If you cut it all down to 2ft then id leave it alone now, it will grow this summer and you can do the same again in Autumn. They are tough plants though, and if you do cut it back further it won't harm it, but you could loose this years flowers.

twig looking magnolia and hydrangea

Posted: 14/05/2016 at 09:34

From the web..


Magnolias perform best in a loamy, well drained soil but rich in organic matter.


A slightly acidic soil is best. Lime or alkaline soils are more difficult for (most) magnolias

Last edited: 14 May 2016 09:35:07

Which petrol mower

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:49

Go for a Honda, and consider a self propelled model so it goes along by itself with you walking behind it. Also consider if you want one with a rear roller for stripes, they also help with mowing upto the edges of the lawn, whereas with a wheeled model the wheels fall off the edge of the lawn and into the border.

Large Wooden Planter

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:00

I lined my wooden planter with plastic sheeting. I made cuts in the bottom for drainage and then put a few inches of broken up polystyrene in the bottom to act as drainage, before filling with compost.


A suitable clematis, climbing hydrangea or honey suckle might work in your aspect, maybe ask your neighbour if you can fix a trellis to the wall, or some wire twine?


Heres the one I made..


Last edited: 12 May 2016 23:01:16

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:30
Sheps says:

For those that are a fan of the Kingfisher, the shot was taken a few years ago at a local nature reserve.



Sheps...


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 Great photo. The one and only Kingfisher Ive ever seen was in Barnsley of all places.

Where are all the ranters?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 21:48

We help a labrador rescue charity by looking after unwanted labradors until a home can be found. Our latest lab is a real stunner, and we have really fallen for him, so much so that we have applied to keep him...



 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:26

Im trying something new with my lawn before I start to re-landscape it, I'm letting the lawn grow whilst only mowing around the perimeter, with a mowed path down the middle...


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:24

We are actually applying to adopt him ourselves, we've fallen for him more than any of the other labs we've helped.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 17:51

Florentine tulip collection from Sarah Raven, potted up last autumn and are now coming into flower...


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