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Lilac tree pruning

Posted: 21/11/2017 at 12:57

The only way I can think of keeping flowers is to prune out certain branches , on pruning shrub lilac 1/3 of the oldest branches are removed. They flower on last year wood so chopping it all back you wuill lose the flowers for the following season.

I personally would leave it, it must be quite a site when its in full bloom, it shouldn't grow much bigger now.  I wouldn't even bother deadheading it due to its size.

Is it too late to scarifying this year?

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 23:03

It is a bit late for scarifying a lawn it wont recover and will be bare over winter,  and its to late for seeding a lawn it wont germinate, you need a shade mix grass seed for under the tree. 

You can aerate with fork or use a hollow tine and top dress with sharp sand / top soil or buy a bag of top dressing , this will help with the moss and compaction.

Moss killer only kills the top inch, so if you have a lot of moss scarifying first and moss killing later would be better. You would need a autumn feed which normally has moss killer or just a moss killer if you were to do it now. Spring and Summer feed are high in nitrogen which stimulate lush green growth, lush green growth and Winter do go together to well. 

Personally I would hold back for Spring  March - April unless its freezing still. If you cant do it in spring do it now but the lawn won't thank you for it and will look very sad. 


Posted: 16/11/2017 at 12:15

Did you turn them upside down ? turning them upside down help drain excess water. If they are going soft they are rotting. You may not lose the whole plant but will lose the soft tuber

Last edited: 16 November 2017 12:16:14

November star plants

Posted: 14/11/2017 at 12:13

Very Nice Raisingirl , puts my garden to shame  I bought a mahonia  last month but still haven't planted it. 

Spring Flowers!?

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 18:25

I haven't got any spring plants flowering now but did see some primrose today flowering in someone else garden. 

Privet hedge hard prune

Posted: 25/10/2017 at 12:23

I would cut it early spring, you will be looking at a very bare ugly edge for the next 5-6 months if you do it now 

Last edited: 25 October 2017 12:25:02


Posted: 22/10/2017 at 19:15

It doesn't look to happy, does that pot have drainage holes in the bottom? It requires rain water also, it would be happier outside in warm / sheltered area for now. 

New to Shrubs. Plant Identity needed

Posted: 22/10/2017 at 15:11

Looks like a Helianthus - perennial sunflower .

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:19

 has it gone through the conservatory ? hope there not to much damage 

Last edited: 16 October 2017 17:20:27

Good luck for the storm everyone

Posted: 16/10/2017 at 17:13

It starting to get rather windy here and its raining leaves, the bin and my large pot of dahlia are already on the floor , just taped the GH vents shut. Had the red sun here as well ( Lancashire ) otherwise it been a nice day warm and some blue sky this afternoon. 

Last edited: 16 October 2017 17:18:42

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