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Strange Looking Fruit

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 16:03

One of the magnolias I think

Plant identification please

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 11:50

I think it's Chimonanthus praecox

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 11:38

Yes, Portugal laurel, Prunus lusitanicus.

How short to cut the branches is a difficult one to answer. The odd one might die back but over all it will be OK. I favour cutting back to the main stem as it looks less ugly initially. But see what others think.

The important thing is to cut it well back from where you want the hedge to be eventually, otherwise the stumps are exposed too easily after trimming

Nerines

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 22:45

Nerines

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 22:20

They like a summer baking and they don't like to be buried very deeply. That's the extent of my knowledge

and someone may tell me that's wrong

Nerines

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:49

I don't do anything but mine are close to the south side of the house

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:22

Most things will take a hard prune but there are always exceptions.

 

Hard Pruning a Bay Hedge

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 21:08

 Hi Dave, welcome

A close up would confirm bay (or not). I can't tell from that distance but suspect not. Does it smell like bay when you squeeze the leaves?

 

rainbow roses

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 19:05

Miniature flowers or miniature bushes Rainbow? I like small flowers but small bushes disappear under weeds

rainbow roses

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 18:53

Glad you agree Jo

Discussions started by nutcutlet

I've been to Barnsdale today

 
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I think it's some sort of geranium

 
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Last Post: 18/10/2016 at 17:47

fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

 
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a couple of oddities

 
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Last Post: 29/09/2016 at 14:23

the perils of plant ID

 
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Last Post: 17/08/2016 at 23:29

yet another clematis question

 
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Last Post: 16/08/2016 at 19:16

feeding the birds

is it good? 
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Last Post: 15/08/2016 at 06:59

ponds

for Guernsey Donkey 
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what dunnit?

 
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Last Post: 08/07/2016 at 20:46

might be ricinus

 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 20:14

Paeony. Is this one worth keeping?

 
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Last Post: 19/05/2016 at 22:43

roses from seed on behalf of marksman

 
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Lonicera ID

 
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Last Post: 28/06/2016 at 21:44

First paeony of the year

 
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Have I grown too much

 
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