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Elderly honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 14:40

Thank you Topbird, sounds promising, I think I will let it flower first though!  The neighbours will complain if it doesn't.

 

Elderly honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:09

The reason I was asking about this one is that it doesn't seem to be at all vigorous. I will ask the horses in the field opposite for a contribution towards feeding.  (obviously some of the older stuff!)  Thank you

 

Elderly honeysuckle

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:23

I moved into a new house a year ago and there is an elderly honeysuckle which is grown as a kind of hedge outside.  It was lovely last year, covered in flower and smelt heavenly. It is just coming into flower now and is again covered with its lovely reddish flower buds.  In winter it is just twigs, and to be honest looks dead.  It put on very little new growth last year and doesn't twine like other honeysuckles I have known.  It is about three/four foot high along a low fence, although completely independent of it.  It is very leggy, the old branches are thumb thickness at the base, and the leaves are all about half way up.  I want to encourage lower growth as well as rejuvenating it if possible.  Presumably I should cut it back after flowering, but don't know if I should do it drastically, or cut back say a third this year and do it over three years?  If I did a drastic cut, would that stop it flowering next spring?

Moving an Acer Grisium

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 11:21

Just in case anyone is interested, I didn't move the tree, too much work for an unclear result.  I have planted a new small one which is thriving.  Thanks for all your advice.

Potting shed ideas

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 19:44

Its all I have, although I think I will have a cold frame in a short time!  It is 6ft x 8ft, and isn't too obvious, although I do of course intend to have things growing on the bench in the window. I have a solar shed light which I am fitting tomorrow, have seen one and its bright, but can't really use it to extend the day.  I tend to propagate in the spare room which has a sunny windowsill.  I have very good intentions of keeping it tidy, am in the process of organising all my tools on a board with shadow cut outs (a shadow cabinet?!) As it is the first time I have ever started from scratch with a shed, let alone a potting shed, I am full of resolve.  I am in Edinburgh, so its good to be able to extend the season a little and I may have some sort of heating for cold nights.  I already have sweet peas,which I have germinated inside, but there is a lot more bench to fill, may do some winter salad of some sort.  I had a huge polytunnel where I lived before, so I am really adapting to that.  I imagine it will really come into its own in the spring, but just thought I'd ask for some ideas.

 

Potting shed ideas

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:31

I am getting a new classic potting shed (slanting glass on front, back against the south east wall of the house) tomorrow and want advice on how best to use it.  I will be growing some veg (mainly herbs and salads really), but my main interest is flowers, sowing my own and taking cuttings.  How best to use the shed, all year round to maximise its use.  Can't wait to have it, and have some ideas already, but need more,

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 10:22

Thanks both, Daphne is a really good idea, and I already have a choisya to go in the spot.

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:23

There is a katsura here in the botanical gardens, but I think it might be a bit big for what I want.  Lovely tree though, haven't smelt it yet!

 

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:01

Thanks Bekkie, cornus good, don't know if there is enough space!  I like Callicarpa, but I think its too far north, doesn't seem to do here - ok when you buy it but never see berries again!

Ideas for all year round shrubs

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 09:51

Thank you hogweed.  Pittosporum is a brilliant idea, had completely forgotten it and it would be perfect.  And I already have a choisya to put there, so we are obviously on the same wavelength.  Thanks

 

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Discussions started by Meadow7

Elderly honeysuckle

Advice on pruning 
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Potting shed ideas

Best all year use for potting shed 
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Ideas for all year round shrubs

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Moving an Acer Grisium

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