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I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:41

All crossed Fairy

Some in there are fairly easy but some I've failed with before; the variegated Rhamnus which I've tried at all times of year and never succeeded with and Bupleurum fruticosum that used to seed about but now I want to start another one I don't get seedlings. 

Mildew

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 08:00

I would cut them back rather than spray.

Sprays may or may not affect the mildew but once discoloured the plants stay discoloured.

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:40

They don't want to get too hot do they. If summer comes back and the temperature gets too high in there I'll move the whole assembly to a shady place outside

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:07

There you go Rhod, that's what alcohol does for you. I had a wine-free night

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:55

PS. But if they did, the ones with berries would be the females

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:54

Laurels have both male and female parts in the flowers as far as I know.

They don't come in male and female like hollies do.

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:21

Cuttings, they have lids on the propagators but no heat, and some shade (a sheet) to stop them getting fried. 

Is there anything else I need to do?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/57133.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:51

I'd nip out the ends of all the stems, not much, just a couple of leaf's worth. It will encourage it to bush out. I don't think it's too late in the season to do that. Don't be tempted to just let it go, it could end up a bit 'see through'

Cherry Laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:37

I'd do a chop all round to get them bushy. Have you any idea how big a laurel is if you leave it unpruned   

I shall be (or OH will be) doing a big chop on a couple of ours this year as they're going into the electric wires along the road.

The width matches the height

Could you identify this dying berry bush/tree?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:32

The one that really puzzles me is the number of people who talk of syringa when the plant is a philadelphus

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