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CLEMATIS JINGLE BELLS WINTER BEAUTY

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 21:37

I have Bill MacKenzie up a huge conifer, never pruned, I could cut it off but I'd never reach the dead bits to remove them. So it starts flowering late May/June and continues forever. Buds, open flowers, white and brown seedheads up there now. Generally known as the Christmas tree on account of all the baubles in a conifer

Plant/tree ID please

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:50

yes, hawthorn is a native plant. It does flower but may have off years, blackbirds, fieldfares like the berries. It doesn't get enormous nd can be cut back any time. Did you cut it back last year, that may be where the flowers went.


Garden style and content is very personal. I love the natives and I don't kill things. I don't have a pest problem, I have a balance. My garden is not neat but it's not a shambles.

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:18

they'll put up with dry as well if they're completely in the shade.


Due to demolition of laurel some of mine are now in too much sun and wilting. They won't die but they don't look very good. I'll move them in winter

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:10

the things in the photo look quite healthy krysis so the soil can't be too bad. Don't worry too much about snails, they're always there but not the end of the world. You can garden perfectly well with snails around. 

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 19:55

no doubt about it. If you were sold that as bedding plant, complain. Though I'd rather have that than a bedding plant

pulmonaria

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 19:04

We sure need a pic. Bedding plants are supposed to flower. Or so I'm told, I don't grow them

Plant/tree ID please

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 18:34

How big is your garden and how interested are you in wildlife and native plants?


I wouldn't be without hawthorn

What plant is this?

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:57

Hi Colin,


It's a honeysuckle and it's probably run out of food. You need a much bigger pot than that to keep a honeysuckle happy. The ground would be better and something else in the pot

CLEMATIS JINGLE BELLS WINTER BEAUTY

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 17:02

Jingle Bells is a cirrhosa cultivar.


In my experience they go brown if they get too cold, and if they get too hot ,and if they get too dry. Always bounced back so far. Last time it got the haircut to end all haircuts. All nice and green again this year. Unfortunately all these dyings back mean I see very few flowers. The big haircut was meant to see it off but no.

Sumac Garden Tree

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 16:57

Shrubs can't take that in summer unless you're very careful in deed. Enough water, but too much is as bad as not enough. Don't feed any more, a plant needs to be growing to use food.

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