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Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:44

Good idea Verdun, thank you

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:03

Thanks Dove, maybe a few of the poorest ones to come off.


Posted: 20/12/2015 at 09:02

OK so far Dove

Hawthorn not shed its leaves

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 23:09

Hawthorns are very variable. We have one that's more or less evergreen, only loses leaves when it's very cold, often flowers in the middle of a mild winter.

There are a lot of shrubs in my garden that still have leaves, all the ribes, some of the hazels. It is exceptionally mild, record breaking.


Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 21:45

They're ahead of me this year, fully up and blooming but I've done it now (mostly)

Question re ericsmithii. Did I read here last year that this one shouldn't be cut?

I haven't, but it looks as if it needs it

Huge pest problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 17:28

Salix suckers ........ ??

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 17:12

Hawthorn, no suckers

Hazel, suckers but very close to main plants.

Could also try spindle though not as robust.

and holly fills in well and doesn't mind being hacked right back though not tried it (or seen it) in  a layed hedge.

Can't beat a good hawthorn hedge 

Salix suckers ........ ??

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 17:01

Hazel and hawthorn are good for hedge laying. Hazel doesn't do distant suckers

Blackthorn does do distant suckers


Posted: 18/12/2015 at 22:25

Which cyclamen are you referring to Rosie? My hederifolium and coum get better every year, though cilicium isn't so willing. 

Hederifolium has made tubers the size of dinner plates now with dozens of flowers per plant



Posted: 18/12/2015 at 20:41

3 or 4 years to flower I think but I lose track of time

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fidget, look at this. Roscoea scillifolia

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feeding the birds

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