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Identify tree and pruning advice

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 15:26

The pruning advice is much the same whichever one it is.

You could take off some of the lower branches completely to raise the crown so you can plant under it, though I wouldn't, not much grows under a conifer. If it's blocking the drive you might need to though

But don't shorten any branches, you'll spoil it even if you don't kill it


Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:37

It's probably best to wait but I've moved them any time from when I can first see them to full flower. If you can move them as a clump they hardly notice

Lychnis chalcedonica - vesuvius

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 09:06

Vesuvius a cultivar of Lychnis x arkwightii, has never done more than a season for me either Verdun.

L. coronaria  grey leaves, white or magenta flowers, don't last all that long but seed around.

Lychnis chalcedonica, Maltese Cross  with the bright red flowers is truly perennial but for me that red and the shade of green in the leaves don't go well together.

My guess is that the one coming back every year is L. chalcedonica



Posted: 23/02/2015 at 17:36

Mine have gone brown but I shouldn't think it matters whether they're green or brown.

Also in unheated GH.


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 16:02

Good idea


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:47

Do they look very tightly packed?

When my clumps get squashed they don't flower so well, when they get very squashed they don't flower and start pushing some bulbs above the soil.

They're best in the ground I think. I'd split them into 3s to 5s and plant them out this spring. Then seen how they are next year

Strong smelling shrub/ plant?

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 08:11

Widen your search area, smells drift a long way.

I smell chips when the wind is in the right direction. It's Mccains and they're miles away across the fields, out of sight.

Mulberry trees

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 17:52

The other thing they do is drop fruit that stains everything underneath, OK on the garden or grass, not so good on patio or gravel

Mulberry trees

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 19:27

I should think the time to fruiting depends on the age of the plant. Can you afford a large mature specimen?

Strong smelling shrub/ plant?

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 18:53

A visual description would be helpful as well, smells are a rather subjective. 

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