philippa smith2

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Posted: 09/07/2017 at 18:24

Dog Woods

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 16:21

Plant it I think would be the first thing Mary

Give it a couple of years or so ( depending on which one - some are a wee bit more nervous than others IME ) and then follow Nutcutlet's advice.  

If you just bear in mind that most growers of these plants are after the beautifully coloured Autumn/Winter stems, you won't go far wrong.

Hanging basket camomile

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 16:15

I wouldn't have thought chamomile was an ideal candidate for a hanging basket.  Doesn't it prefer to "creep" rather than hang ?

Wonder whether you could find something a bit more basket friendly ?  Perennial baskets do need a lot of maintenance and will need to be replanted regularly - simply because there isn't a lot of room to sustain the plants for a long time.

Perhaps a good sized container on the ground ( if you have the space ) for some plants and do some annuals for a display in summer ?


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 16:05

If your conifer has little white flowers, it is more likely to be a Hebe of sorts

Maybe a Japanese Anemone ?  There are a couple with white flowers which would be a suitable height..

Clematis growing up a obelisk

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 15:58

If the aspect is suitable, I'd say Yes ......Clematis seem to prefer their roots to be shaded.

Apple trees baby ones

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 15:56

I think they will be suckers growing from your mystery tree - they pop up even at a distance from the main trunk.

The lack of fruit is not really surprising if the tree only started last year.

There are plenty of people here with experience of fruit trees so hopefully one will spot your post and advise you.

Failing that, re post in the Fruit and Veg section and catch someone's attention

What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 18:30

Smack my wrist  - note to self - stop being horrid Philippa

Aeonium succulent is dying? Help!

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:52

Not so much the look Alice - soft and squishy will tell you  Do your cuttings anyway would be the best bet.

What plant other than Ivy to cover up unsightly lower-middle class concrete bird bath with vulgar inscription on it?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:49

I'm sure poor old Wolf said a few weeks ago that " this is my last post" or something along these lines.

Promises, promises

Aeonium succulent is dying? Help!

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:34

Aeoniums are easy to propagate - handy as they do tend to succomb to the UK winter if you leave them out all year - particularly if the Autumn/Winter has been wet.

From your pic, the main stem has obviously rotted.  Before you ditch it tho dig it up just to make sure the whole thing has gone.  If not, cut down to a clean bit and pot up - an initial watering and leave it and see.

If it has rotted completely, Pete is right - take cuttings - for such an exotic looking plant, they are surprisingly easy to root.  Sharp gritty compost - enough water to damp the medium - warm spot and you should have your forest in no time at all.

Summer isn't their dormant stage - that's when they will shoot up and produce more rosettes and, if hot and sunny enough, may flower.  They do not require much watering - perhaps you have been too kind with them?

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