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Latest posts by Lilylouise

Poorly Aucuba

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 05:32

I hope it recovers Doris  Last year I thought I had lost my Bottlebrush tree- it was about 10' tall and absolutely smothered in gorgeous flowers in summer but the 2 severe winters we had really hit it hard.We had to prune it right back to stumps but I am very pleased to say that it is growing well again and there should be about a dozen flowers this year  I do hate losing plants,too

Pam x

Poorly Aucuba

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 20:29

I would cut it back but not water it yet - let it dry out a bit first

Pam x

Fuchsia cuttings

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:15

They will root easily if put into some multipurpose compost with a bag over them and kept somewhere bright but not direct sun. I root most of my Fuchsia cuttings by putting them on a north facing windowsill

Pam x

Growing Sweetcorn

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:08

Sweetcorn can easily grow to 6' - I don't want to spoil your experiment but I think they would be far happier outside - they are going to need lots of water if you plant 3 to 40cm pot - if we have a good summer it will probably be too hot for them in a greenhouse. Sorry

Pam x

Hanging basket trial

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:02

It is beautiful ,David

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:39

If it is the old leaves and not new ones I would say it is normal - Mine always loses some leaves

Pam x

Ants on peony flower buds?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:20

Sometimes Ants =  an Aphid attack ! Have you looked for greenfly,blackfly etc.?

Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:17

Sorry - I posted the same photo twice

Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:15

marshmello - I think it is that maybe you could put a few more plants in your baskets - you are choosing lovely plants

For my basket tree which has 12" baskets I put in 6 fuchsias- one in the centre and the rest round the edge.

Here is a photo of one of my 16" baskets that I planted up a few days ago - it is still in the greenhouse at the moment

 These are for the wall - they were planted up about a week ago

 these are baskets from previous years

 Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 16:26

marshmello - can I ask what plants you have used before and what type of baskets?

Pam x

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