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Thin red robins

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 12:05

Hi Ceres, thanks for the advice which makes perfect sense as she only lightly prunes the hedge each time.

She thinks heavy pruning will stop the plants from producing the lovely red leaves.

As you say she will have to sacrifice height and maybe red leaves for a bushier effect,


Thin red robins

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 10:18

My sister has grown a hedge of red robin plants in front of her garden wall as shown and she says, although she prunes the edge it's growing too thinly.

can anyone recommend another hedge plant that she can plant in between the red robins which will grow up and thicken them, or maybe she could plant some more red robins.?



Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 08:18

Thanks everyone, for taking the time to comment and send pictures about growing the Glasnevin plant, it has really helped me in making a decision.

This web site and the gardeners who get involved are the best, thankyou.????


Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:45

hi 1Runnybeak1,

I think you have hit the nail on the head, although I love most plants, my instinct is to pass this on to someone else.

The photoes I have seen look lovely but I think I have enough pruning to do without adding another to my list. Thanks  I appreciate your reply. 

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:36

Hi, thanks nutcutlet,  appreciate your reply.

Unsure about growing this climber

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:24

hi, has anyone got one of these, I've just been given this plant and although I have a large garden I'm a bit unsure if I can or want to deal with such a large growing climber.

i have arches but they have clematis, and whisteria and large rambling roses on them so I'm thinking this might be a regret in the future.

Any advice would be welcome.

Secret garden

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 11:18

Hi NoraGW I've just tried to follow your instructions to request assistance to get into Secret Garden and it said 

"this isn't a valid website" so what's that about?? Please clarify 

Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 18:02

Hi  Hazel, I think Monty Don always recommends Hazel poles when he grows his giant sunflowers.

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 17:31

Hi Hazel, yes I think you are right about the viola seeds, never had them before. Looks like I have some tedious weeding to get on with.

Thanks for your reply.

Is this chick weed?

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:34

Thanks Nutcutlet, Dovefromabove and BobTheGardener for your views,  I will let it grow for a few weeks and let you know.????

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