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Lemon Grass

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 15:18

I have just tried a search for Lemon Grass or Citronella and Society Garlic and came up with the answer that there was no information on plants of those names, can anyone help ??

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Camelia Japonica

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:11

Thanks Goldilocks I will do that this weekend, and I've got just the place for it too where it wont look out of place. This is against my fence because due to a load of unwanted bushes on it's one side (now removed) it has only grown on it's one side so I can place it against the fence where it will look like it's been there from the start, and yes this is away from morning sun but will get good afternoon sun.

You say not to let it dry out in the months after moving, for how long and how often ?

What Tree is this

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 14:02

Hi Guys,

I've found out what it is, it's a Staghorn Sumac and thanks for your help.

The previous occupant had cut it quite bad on the one side so yes it has grown lop-sided lol but that too was because he had a few unwanted bushes on the one side namely a Laurel, Hawthorn, and two varieties of Conifer (one was the type where it knits inside itself) all removed now in order to open up the garden, and now it looks impressive, I've read online about them and have already pruned all dead wood off and removed any suckers, am thinking that I might leave it this year and prune it back ready for next, then again I might get a Pro in as it's about 15' high now lol

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What Tree is this

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:27

Hi

I have a tree in my garden that has a dark brown trunk leading up to furry branches that all point skyward, the new growth is kind of red.

The previous gardener seemed to have hacked at cutting it back in places so can someone help in advising me about how, when, where and how much I can do in pruning this tree please.

Thanks

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Camelia Japonica

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:16

Hi All,

Upon clearing my new garden I have found a Camelia Japonica that was growing against a conifer bush, now I'd like to move it across the other side or at least somewhere so it's backed up against a fence or wall so it's in the same position as before as it's only flowering on the one side.

Can someone tell me when the best time to move it would be or is it best left alone, and if and when it is best to prune it back and how far.

I suppose what I'm asking for is as much information about camelias as possible please )

Talkback: How to create a lavender garden

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 19:07

Hi Emma,

Good tips from Monty but, according to other info about lavender that I've come across it says to put lime in soil, and to plant near a rock or wall for warmth and protection from winds but Montys were in an open bed ??

I will definately be adding a load of grit to my new bed.

Thanks

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Lemon Grass

No information 
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What Tree is this

Furry Branches 
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Last Post: 04/05/2012 at 16:47

Camelia Japonica

When to move ? 
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Last Post: 04/05/2012 at 14:11
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