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How to make a buddleia tree?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:28

that's been cut back and is quite mature. It's splendid but probably still looks scruffy when past the best flowering.

How to make a buddleia tree?

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:26

could you show us that google image?

I agree with you re buddleias being scruffy, it's the nature of the plant.

I think you could only achieve a tree by starting with a new one and never cutting it back in the tradition of buddleia pruning. It could have selected branches pruned, but once you've cut one right back it just throws up loads of shoots.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:18

It is a long way Topbird. and I think for a group outing we do need a bigger garden with restaurant to warm up afterwards.

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 14:03

Not really a snowdrop walk but I shall be going here

on either 25th or 26th

Snowdrop Walk - Anglesey Abbey

Posted: 15/02/2017 at 11:30

I'm not saying no but it's a long way via the dreaded A14 

Recommend a plant/herb to reduce joint pain.

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 18:33

I think ants are providers of formic acid.

I once took OH's bike and rode it to see a friend along the road. Must has been all of 1/4 mile. More than enough, though I used to do miles in my youth, OH still does sometimes.

17 miles. 

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 18:14

That's nice Fairy

I'll see if I can find one of my stumps.

Found one

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 17:40

I forgot Geranium phaeum, essential

You can't plant on a stump but creeping plants will cover. I've had Geranium macrorrhizum (another good one) growing into a willow stump with bark.

Plants that like decomposing wood?

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 16:51

my garden is full of stumps, there's no way I could dig up a stump. Where there aren't stumps there's brick rubble. Anything grows, maybe not those big and blousey things you see advertised but I don't want those anyway. Don't pay too much attention to the robbing nitrogen thing. It's true but over-rated as a problem. Right now snowdrops and celandines are looking good. If it's shady (I'm assuming that from the mention of woodland plants) pulmonarias, astrantias, aquilegias will do well. Cyclamen, corydalis, (lutea and ochroleuca). Lots, visit a few woodland type gardens. 

Japanese anemone won't bloom

Posted: 14/02/2017 at 14:32

I agree re the moisture. I've had them get to bud then stop and it's dry here. Some varieties seem more inclined to do that than others. Or maybe some patches of my soil are worse than others.

Discussions started by nutcutlet

Calling Bensmith412

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I've been to Barnsdale today

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I think it's some sort of geranium

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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a couple of oddities

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the perils of plant ID

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yet another clematis question

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feeding the birds

is it good? 
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for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

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might be ricinus

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Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

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roses from seed on behalf of marksman

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Lonicera ID

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First paeony of the year

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