Meadow7


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Your new-look forum

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 17:12

May have been mentioned already, but I have ticked the 'notify of reply' (or whatever its called)box on forums, but don't get notifications.  

Reclaiming the cost of some mail order plants

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 17:04

Let us know what their response is!!

Ceanothus not flowering

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 17:02

No, its not in a pot!  Its in a sunny south east facing bed and looks fantastic.  i wondered about the age thing, I think I will give it another year.  Especially as today, when I was round the back of it I found one flower at ground level right against the wall!   Thanks Tetley, that was a useful response, and I will definitely have a long chat with it.  it is actually providing quite a useful function, part of the sort of hedge to define the bottom half of my garden, and so I won't take it out yet.  I didn't realise they hated pruning, so it might become a problem.  Thank you all.

Ceanothus not flowering

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 18:59

I have posted this before but got no answers...........would love one!!


A Ceanothus Edinburgh that I have grown from a cutting I took while doing a course at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.  It has never flowered, it is very healthy looking and the leaves have a lovely shine.  it is about 3 years old and about five foot tall.  Any ideas how to persuade it to flower?

Needing Garden privacy advice

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 18:56

I have the same problem, although everyone here is very friendly, I would actually like to go out in the garden in my dressing gown sometimes!   I have put up trellis, and grown honeysuckle, clematis and roses up it.  You need to spend some time making sure the soil is good, and add compost to the planting holes to give them a good start, and you need to be a bit patient, which you may not want to be if you are not going to stay for long.  Otherwise you could plant older trees (again good soil and watering v important) but they will be more expensive.  Another thing to think about is where the sun is.  You don't want to plant tall things and find that they shade the garden.  Don't be tempted to plant leylandii, whatever anyone says.  They grow to 40 feet surprisingly quickly so you will have a screen, but you could be taken to court, and people coming after you (and the owners) might have reason to curse you.

Ceanothus not flowering

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 14:44

A Ceanothus Edinburgh that I have grown from a cutting I took while doing a course at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.  It has never flowered, it is very healthy looking and the leaves have a lovely shine.  it is about 3 years old and about five foot tall.  Any ideas how to persuade it to flower?

 

Time for a new garden design?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:13

If you are using Everedge that should make life much easier, I can't afford the amount I need!  Will you put it all around the lawn?  Its a really nice plan, and should look lovely from the house too

 

Time for a new garden design?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:02

The plan looks lovely.  I have something similar.   I would say remember that if you keep a lawn, keep it simple and try not to increase the amount of edge!  I find it is the edge that takes time, and I increased mine massively without realising!  I am busy trying to increase the borders.  And DEFINITELY get rid of plants that you don't love.  Someone will have them and love them, make a stall outside your house and sell them!!  Also if you make your borders bigger remember to have a way to get to the middle of them.  I am sure I will end up with no lawn one day, they are so demanding.

Which tree?

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 15:25

I wouldn't plant an evergreen myself, but thats probably prejudice!  If you do, be very careful what you choose.  But you could choose something with year round interest, a John Downie crab apple is small, nice shape, small white flowers, lots of bright red/orange fruit in autumn and......you can make crab apple jelly.  I also have an acer grisium, glorious peeling trunk, which looks good in winter and really lovely autumn colour.  Or Prunus Serulla, anther with a lovely trunk, and yellow leaves in autumn.  Or a birch, which wouldn't block light and always looks lovely and graceful.  Have fun!

 

Overwintering sweet pea seeds

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:23

They may well start shooting quite soon, they need to be in a greenhouse/coldframe. You do need to water them.  I have always done this with sweet peas, but last year on GW Monty did a trial and found that there wasn't much difference sowing them now to sowing them in the spring, and I think I am going to do that this year. I live in Scotland and last year, by the time it was warm enough to put them out, they were really leggy.

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