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Post - Laylandai

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:27

I agree with Lyn but more so. You need to repeat the tip removal regularly to achieve bushyness, otherwise it gets tall and  'see-through'. In it's way it's as much of a bully as leylandii. Not quite as tall but wider.

The other down to laurel is that you have to prune it with secateurs rather than a hedgetrimmer or you get brown edges to the half leaves. But you do need to keep it trimmed because it can sulk if you get to the point of cutting into old wood, not always but enoiugh to be a nuisance.

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 17:16

not too much food, it will be an invalid til it makes more root. You will have to stake it very firmly indeed to hold it firm at the base so it can establish new roots. The roots will be large and you need to get a good proportion of the distant roots as they're the ones that take up moisture and nutrients. Much TLC will be required to see it through the first year and only slightly less through the second. 

In theory most things can be moved, but moving that successfully would be beyond me.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:43

What's in the GH, are they tender plants that you're giving some heat or borderlines that just need a little protection?


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:18

I'd wait til spring now. I have these plants in the garden and they're mostly fine but I wouldn't put young ones out now

spikey seed pods

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:46

I like the new pic Dove

spikey seed pods

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:10

Maybe a thorn apple

aquelegia flowering now

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 10:28

Just enjoy it mags. It's hardy, you don't need to hide it in a cold frame. It's celebrating youyr superior nursing care. It will probably flower again at the more normal time

What is this yellow flower?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 12:35

If you  search for Calendula officinalis you'll find lots of photos RA


Posted: 12/11/2013 at 08:47

Clearing off beautifully here Dove, Sun coming out. It's coming your way

Overwintering Yourself...

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 19:01

I will Mrs G, but there's a lot to do here first

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