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AMANAGOWA CHERRY

Posted: 17/07/2017 at 13:57

the trees are being removed tomorrow - just need to decide on shrubs to replace them; the idea of viburnum kilmanjaro  was a non-starter my neighbours think they'll grow to be too large; the strip of land is between the two front lawns! thanks again to all for the input.

AMANAGOWA CHERRY

Posted: 11/05/2017 at 15:28

sorry for the delay in response buttercup the cherries were planted as a 'pair' so have had similar exposure  I've had a tree 'doctor' look at the cherries and both seem to be suffering so I'm replacing them with viburnum plicatum'kilimanjaro' - in a narrow strip that already contains viburnum davidii  underplanting the amanogowa - thank you so much for your comment; wish you well with yours,  I guess the dry Winter/Spring in these parts won't have helped if the trees were beginning to fail, thanks again for your response.

AMANAGOWA CHERRY

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 11:18

I have 2 of these trees in my front garden one has failed to flower this year - they are perhaps 20 plus years old  Some advice is that the trees are  not very long-lived  and i'm inclined to remove both; your comments would be appreciated


THANK YOU

Talkback: Summer-flowering bulbs

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 18:07

kitty 2 thank you; I can feel two new containers coming on! the bulbs  arrived in February but I forgot about them until tidying the garage over Easter  - they look fine and show no signs of dryness or mould  So I'll try to get them planted this week, thanks again.

Talkback: Summer-flowering bulbs

Posted: 19/04/2017 at 14:15

I've found a forgotten  box of bulbs crocosmia meteore and small gladioli - am I too late to plant?

Hostafan ....

Posted: 02/06/2016 at 09:57

1Runnybeak1 - thank you for your very kind comment.   I joined the forum when I became 'head gardener' without qualifications and owe much to the kind and knowledgeable folk on here; I've learned a lot.


I love hostas,  but not brave enough to plant them out so may wind up with a garden full of pots!

Hostafan ....

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 11:44




Just spotted this thread on hostas and wonder if you can identify the first two for me; the third is Blue Angel potted up on advice from this forum and I have slate chippings on top, so far no slugs or snails.


The others are in 'long tom' pots without gravel or chippings and again no intruders - there is a label indicating that pic.1 is Touch of Class but I can't be sure.   First post with photos since the new set-up so I hope it works!!


Thanks

HEDGE REPLACEMENT

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:11

Thank you Ladybird4 and Verdun, your comments sent me off to the local garden centre this morning to look at your suggestions  - three sides of the car park there have hawthorn, yew and privet in the hedges so that me gave a good idea of how those particular shrubs might look. I have to confess I hadn't taken much notice before!!  


I have an osmanthus in my garden just over a metre high and  looking good but didn't think of it as an option - so decision time now.....    Verdun, I don't have Photinia or Eleagnus,  so have no experience of them, your advice is appreciated.


Thank you both again, I'm looking forward to planning and buying the plants (I'm getting someone else to do the digging out of the existing hedge which has been here since we moved in 30 years ago  - kept at 4ft high it now contains all manner of  'stuff'   - ivy is growing through, holly has appeared from somewhere, likewise ash?  Time for a change.

HEDGE REPLACEMENT

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 16:09

A 12 metre hedge separating my driveway from my neighbour needs to be replaced and I'd like some advice on what to plant - it needs to be easy maintenance as I'm the one who'll be looking after it!   I'm looking at photinia Red Robin and Eleagnus Ebbingei?  or possibly a mix of the two.   What would you recommend?


With thanks as always

PRUNUS GLADULOSA 'ALBA PLENA'

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 13:04

I've been given this shrub in a 3 litre pot and would like to grow it in a container; I have a  12" square stone tub and wonder will it be large enough.  If not what size/shape do you advise and what soil/compost should I use?

Thanks as always for your help.

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