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Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 06:56

That's a very useful tip, Pipistrelle. I have  heavy clay earth which is also chalky as well. It's not the easiest to manage and I've made a few mistakes with plants . A website like that would be very helpful.

Plants for Winter interest

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 20:02

I have planted a sarcococca this year. It's grown already and has berries from last year that are turning red, as well as loads of flower buds. Can't wait for the scent!

Diseased Elder Tree?? Can someone help?

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 11:54

I have a similar problem with a black elderberry. It was flourishing last year but after a long wet spell, when the bed was completely waterlogged, it is struggling this year.  I wonder if the roots have drowned over the few weeks it was so wet. Could this be the problem with yours?

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 09:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55864.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 

This is this year's sad photo. You can see the bare branches, luckily a bit disguised by the gaura flowers. 

I cut it back last autumn, Verdun. Was that the wrong time to do it? Also, that particular bed was waterlogged for several weeks in the spring, which is why I worried the roots might have suffered.

Any help welcome!

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 06:43

In France. The storm was huge. The nearest lightning strike I've ever known - absolutely deafening thunder and terrific winds. Luckily, no damage. Photo coming in the couple of hours.

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 19:47

Just seen the replies. You are right, Nutcutlet. That was last year. I"ll put a photo of this year tomorrow. It's a bit dark now, expecting a storm.

Sambucus Nigra

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:08

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55724.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 

Help! My beautiful sambucus nigra, which has flourished for 4 or 5 years is almost bare of leaves this year, no flowers and it's really struggling. Has anyone any idea what could have gone wrong? We had a very wet winter and the soil is heavy clay. Could it have drowned?  

Also, does anyone know how to turn my photo the right way up, please???

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 22:00

Thank you, Verdun. I'll try to find the seeds and try it. It's such a beautiful blue - quite lifts the heart to see it.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 18:43

Thank you, folks. I'll do that and let you know.

Flax

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 16:37

Does anyone know whether flax flowers more than once? There was a beautiful field of it near me last week - totally covered in sky blue flowers. When I went back to photograph it this afternoon there was not a sign of flowers. Is this because it's finished altogether or because it flowers in the morning and I went in the afternoon? I hope that is the answer - I'll go early in the morning, if it is.

 

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Flax

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