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pruning-rhododendron-

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 16:56

I have a rhodo that I planted in 2010. We are on heavy clay, so dug out a not very large area and filled it with rhodo compost. This is what it looked like in it's first year: -

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29739.jpg?width=292&height=280&mode=max

 It has grown a bit and is now this size, growing over plants in the next bed.

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29740.jpg?width=275&height=242&mode=max

I searched GW.com for pruning rhodo's but did not find anything, and some people say  it can be killed off by pruning.

Does anyone have experience of successful rhodo pruning ? because advice would be appreciated.. Also, I get concerned it  will eventually give up growing because of the size of the bed I put it in - is this likely ?

clematis-through-apple-tree---ok-or-not

Posted: 22/08/2013 at 16:26

Thank you - I put viticella into the search on here and it came up with lots of them - including one that looks like mine called Bluebell, so hopefully it will get on ok in the apple tree.

clematis-through-apple-tree---ok-or-not

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:54

Hi Sara4 - I bought 2 originally - they were about 6 inches high. Fed them both the same on seaweed type liquid. One died a hoprrible death, this one has thrived. Someone said I should not feed once the flowers arrived - so I stopped and just gave it lots to drink.

Try a seaweed feed next year - it might help.

mysteryplant

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:49

I think I agree with PeterE17. I have had 4 of these pop up this year - am letting them grow to see what happens.  

Originally, I thought I met get some corn on the cob.....

clematis-through-apple-tree---ok-or-not

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 22:41

I am growing my first clematis this year (not sure of the name because I lost the label).

I planted it beneath my rather ancient apple tree - and it has alrady started growing into it. Is this ok or can one affect the other ?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29713.jpg?width=252&height=259&mode=max


    

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Also have got some rusty spots on  leaves of the apple tree, not sure what it is or if it can transfer to Clematis. Any advice would be appreciated.

 

 

 

advice-needed-please

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:50

I planted a climbing evergreen hydrangea called a Seemani I think that is it's name.

It is against a fence, which has sun after 3 in the afternoon.  It seems toi be doing ok. I water it regular because soil in that area can dry out. 

hoover-flies---

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:24

Thanks one and all for confirming my other half was right and I was wrong....Agh - that's another one I have lost....

 

Never mind,  they will always be HOOVER flies to me..

hoover-flies---

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 20:06

I had a bunch of flowers with a Lily in.  Scent was so powerful, I decided to put it in a single vase outside.

Went out shortly afterwards and it had been invaded by stripey flies, which I thought were Hornets but my other half said they are Hover Flies.

I have decided to call them HOOVER flies, because on  a real close up, it looks as though the pollen is being sucked up....!!

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29704.jpg?width=194&height=167&mode=max


             

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29705.jpg?width=220&height=166&mode=max

Does anyone know what these things are really called ?

 

small-wildlife-pond-for-lone-froggy

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 19:53

Thanks Sean, 

I wish my Froggy had a friend.

For 2 years, I have only seen the one.  If he / she has not got a mate hidden away -it must be lonely..

 

How long do frogs live ? 

 

 

small-wildlife-pond-for-lone-froggy

Posted: 19/08/2013 at 20:29

Here is my Froggy - shame he didn't spot the fly behind him

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29569.jpg?width=230&height=153&mode=max

 

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