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Acanthus mollis

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 19:48

I never protect mine, in a hard winter the leaves turn to mush. I've found it rather shy flowering. 15 years (ono) 3 or 4 brilliant, a few not bad and some no flowers at all. I haven't been able to relate performance to winter temperatures but this last summer, after a very wet winter, it flowered well but very tall and fell over which it's never done before.

Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 17:58

They do grow easily from fresh seed left outside over winter gg. I think mine have dumped all their seed now, or the birds have taken it

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 08:59

Viburnum tinus. I don't think it's white enough to be the 'French White' cultivar. 

Hedge - Escallonia???

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 20:10

I agree with Dave re the laurel, once it gets going the growth is rapid. It would be hard work keeping it to 4 or 5 foot. This is a large plant.

Do you get flowers if you clip an escallonia?

hollowed out log

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 16:31

Hi Michael

What is it, how big is it, what's its capacity and will it be in sun or shade?

How to stop Ash!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 14:12

If you can expose  anything below soil level and saw off, or cut with lopper below ground, that will sort them. Also, for the first couple of years, when the soil's wet, loosen the soil with a fork/spade and pull at the same time. 


Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:31

Laurel and rhodies are will swamp anything. You could buy small and grow on in a pot or a spare bit of ground  for a season. I've done that many times, I can't afford the big stuff either.

But I would buy bare root

curious mixture of binomial and common names on this site. Spindle is the euonymus


Euonymus europaeus

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 20:11

No, no thorns

Which cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 19:12

Oh Yes Hostafan. I see a lot of gardens 

Which cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 18:17

and cotoneasters just stick their elbows out so you bang your head weeding

Mr Blobby treatment. I like that, describes it exactly. I think some people that see no further than a bright coloured flower, completely oblivious to an ugly shaped shrub.

I once visited a garden where everything was trimmed up like that, looked awful and the owner was really proud

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I just had to share this

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What do I do now

kiss of death to houseplants 
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A new bloom from the NYD flower count

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Cutting old hellebore leaves

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aaron gardens

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coppicing the hazels

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How long for ground elder to die from starvation and dehydration

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Hydrangea cuttings on behalf of Bruce Weston

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Have I killed my bearded irises?

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not water mint

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Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

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Today's trip

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ID please

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calling the forum cooks

cheese scones 
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