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Latest posts by lilly3

Cotoneaster Frigidis

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 09:00
Does anyone know, is it due to our weird weather this last year that I have no berries on my normally abundant cotoneaster? The blackbirds are going to be very hungry as they love them.

Daffodils and tulips

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 22:28

I always understood that foliage from daffodils and tulips should be left to yellow and wither away. But in the "what to do now " section in it says to cut back to ground now.   Most of the foliage on mine is still fairly green, because of the late spring. So now I'm confused . What are other gardeners doing?


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 07:51

Thank you Dove. That sounds encouraging. I knew to leave the foliage but didn't realise about the application of fertiliser. Does that apply to daffodils as well?


Posted: 08/06/2013 at 03:49

Monty confused me last night on GW when advising about tulips. I grew all mine in the garden so does the same treatment apply as the pot grown ones he talked about?  This is the first year I've grown a lot of tulips and I chose all Lilly flowered ones that cost £££, and didn't realise they don't do we'll in subsequent years so really dissapointed.


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 23:10

Thanks for the advice, will get the sequestered iron asap.


Posted: 07/06/2013 at 21:34

The leaves on my camelia are turning yellow. It's planted in ericaceous compost and been fed with a slow release camelia fertiliser. Could anyone tell me what it's short of please.

My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 16:58

Mother's Day gift from my son was M & S dahlia in a large terracotta pot complete with  (rather strange) compost. Planted according to instructions, which said nothing about unseated greenhouses, after frosts finished but nothing coming up yet. What a shame if it doesn't do anything.

Potted Hydrangea

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 12:38
I've no idea what variety it is. It's quite small, I think it came from Marks and Spencer! I'll try it in a tub in the garden after flowering as you suggest and hope for the best. Thanks.

Planting Out Forced Hydrangea Macrophlla ?

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 00:22
Where is zone 8 please. I don't know anything about zones in the UK.

Potted Hydrangea

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 00:15
My son bought me a lovely hydrangea in a small pot for Mother's day. It was sold as a pot plant. Am I right in thinking I could plant it outside, or would it have been forced or something to flower at this time and so be unsuitable for the garden. Does anyone know?

Discussions started by lilly3

Disappearing bulbs

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Last Post: 11/04/2014 at 09:50

My poor Rhododendron

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Last Post: 17/03/2014 at 15:38

Washed out soil

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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:47

Cotoneaster Frigidis

No berries 
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Last Post: 16/12/2013 at 15:18

Daffodils and tulips

Chop or not? 
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Last Post: 23/06/2013 at 10:11


To dig up or not? 
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Last Post: 08/06/2013 at 08:36


Yellowing leaves 
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Last Post: 08/06/2013 at 15:25

Potted Hydrangea

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Last Post: 12/03/2013 at 19:49

Flower free camelia

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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 17:32

Half buried twigs

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Last Post: 12/01/2013 at 12:26

Ants in compost bin

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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 07:09

Winter mulching

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Last Post: 25/10/2012 at 03:31

Papaver orientalis Patty's Plum

Going mouldy! 
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Last Post: 30/08/2012 at 12:26

Zantedeschia without flowers

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Last Post: 19/09/2013 at 09:06

Huge Pieris japonica

Big shrub in small pot! 
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Last Post: 24/07/2012 at 16:54
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