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philadelphus virginal

Posted: 11/06/2012 at 10:18

Thank you both. That link looks good and I will have a go at cutting back all branches in a week or so by a third. May see the results next year.

philadelphus virginal

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 13:31

My philadelphus virginal is 3 years old. It has a lot of growth and I was expecting a dazzling display this year. All I have is one branch with about 6 of the wonderful flowers on. Too late for this year, but what have I done wrong? How can I get a display next year? 

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:58

I have a recipe I found a few years ago in GW magazine and I follow it more or less.:

35cm basket 3 tall upright in centre; 3 medium upright in middle; 5 trailing. Sometimes I put an extra one in middle. I do not plant around underneath as water just seems to fall through, If I did it would be 5 extra trailing plants.

Incidently this year i've put a pot tray in base of basket before compost to hold moisture better. Waiting to see if it works.

Talkback: Dealing with lily beetle

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 12:47

Just found my first lily beetle. I crunched it but think if I find any more I will try the tea infuser. - What else can they be used for! Sounds very satisfying and I do love my lilies

Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:33

I bought a bag of seed compost from Pound stretcher and found a 2inch piece of glass in it. Fortunately I noticed it before breaking compost down with my hand.

I have had some good multi-purpose compost from Countrywide but it does have peat in it.

honey fungus

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 17:15

Honey fungus. What a nightmare! It was in my previous garden. A very knowlegable person gave me a list of plants that are more resilient to it, and gave me the advice to disturb the soil as little as possible so I had some success. Here are some plants from th list:

Ash, beech, catalpa, chaenomles, clamatis, cottinus, eleagnus, hawthorn, Kerria, mahonia, pieris, tamarisk, laurel, larch, rhus, 

These plants could be affected by it. I also uased to go out armed with disposable gloves and a plastic bag and try to catch the fungus early, then dispose of it -.

Garden organic web site was very helpful as well,

Good luck

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