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Transplanting a non flowering Magnolia ??

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:38


I garden in clayey soil. Every spring and early autumn I give my magnolias a mulch of ericaceous compost. They are very young ones - 2 have buds but the one like yours is healthy but no flowers, I have read that some take a few years to flower

This last week I popped a helping of bonemeal  and then mulched them as I said above.

hope this helps.

I am not experience enough to know about moving it. Sorry I can't help there.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 11:25


Sun has come to say hello so am off to attempt to sort out the 4th raised bed, the others were done last week in a brief time without rain or wind.

I wish I had Gg energy as well, you do so much.

Big project for garden this year is beginning to take shape (in my head) a large wood board we had went this morning so now I can see the wood from the trees - or rather the fence from the wood.

Next stage is to measure and try to put it all down on paper, - stumpery(small), wild life pond, shrubbery, trellis to hide shed , hedgehog house!

Will keep you all posted - a season long project not a quicky 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:24



Morning all

Just been through the morning posts - discovered the 'problem' late last night

I was going to garden but the rain and worse, the wind is here and very strong so will be inside -maybe sorting photos into folders - a never-ending job, may sow a few seeds but that will entail going outside for seed trays - so - maybe not

Back later



Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:36

Olive Tree care indoors....losing it leaves- what am I doing wrong?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 19:34

Moved mine into GH(cold) in case very cold weather. Was asking them if they wanted to go outside now. CH house/conservatory is too warm for them. I do keep them on the dry side all the time.

Also always have them on pot feet, seems to work has them a few years now


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 16:09

It's just called a Credale (or similar) double. They had lots of different ones. I think it must be a nursery that propagates there own and some come out really good. Think this one was spectacular and was looking for a double. May have escaped the folk who look for winning ones.

Bought it from a local nursery.

I have 3 now (different sorts)waiting till I can plant them. This one though I am considering putting in a pot then  can bring it onto the patio just when winter needs a cheer up

Whoops just realised there is a hellebore thread.

Off for a bath now - hard day in garden


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:54

Read that post as native Pimms LOL

Have seen a huge fat bee going in and out of crocus this morning - you know what it's like - rushed in for camera Only 3 frames left on card - took photos - bee so laden with pollen wasn't going very quickly and result- one yukky out of focus photo. Not posting that but did think you may like to see my hellebore bought last week (still  not planted - too wet)

 And yes, thanks all - things are more settled now 



Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:22

Well have wandered in a couple of time recently and last night was ott.

I see it's now sorted, but like a lot of you makes me think twice about posting. I know I haven't been here much, you know why, and beginning to feel better.

Still lets hope it's over and done with


Sorry Hello all of you.

Have been AWOL but will be here a bit more frequently now.

Great Hedgehog thread


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 11:18

Will have an attempt at making small holes in fence as well then. Shallow wild life pond already planned

Thanks Dove


Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:36

We are clearing part of the garden. OH has strict instructions to go very carefully as there is lean to wood and lots of leaves (very deep layer) that would be an ideal place for them to go. However have never seen or heard one here. 

Thought of Dove while I was giving out take care instructions


Wishful thinking probably

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