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No blossom or magnolia flowers

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 14:12

My magnolia flowered beautifully in a pot for its first couple of years.  Last year I potted it up in to a huge barrel and it hasn't flowered since !!!  It looks so healthy but no flowers.  What have I done wrong ?


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:12

Love it !!!!!  THANKS !!!!

Ground elder

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 14:28

Just got out another couple of bucket loads !!!!!


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 14:23

Thanks I am new to this - off out to cover the area in orange peel !!!!!


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:13

Fabulous - thanks for that !!!  Should I warn my husband it is there ??

Ground elder

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 13:12

Thank you.  I am in my late sixties but still enjoy getting stuck in to the garden with a digging fork !!  It is rewarding if the ground is damp and you can pull at the roots bu it just keeps coming back !!  Will try painting the leaves when I have removed the bulk of it.  Any more ideas gratefully received. 

Ground elder

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:24

Is there an easier way to get rid of this menace other than just a battle of digging it out?  I can't use a general weedkiller as it is winding its way round too many plants.


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 12:21

Can anyone out there help me with a way of stopping the neighbours cats using my garden as a giant litter tray ?  Not only is it disgusting when weeding to find all this excrement but they are digging up small plants that are just getting established. HELP

Coffee Grounds

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 10:16

Thanks for the idea of coffee grouds to deter cats - we are plagued by them - digging up bulbs etc then not burying their deposit it is disgusting.  Any more deterrent ideas would be welcome !!

Best dwarf pear or apple?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 20:47

I already have a dwarf apple and I am looking for a dwarf plum or pear without success any advice ?

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