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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.

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 07/04/2016 at 10:29

Thanks everyone, the weather improved yesterday and when the man arrived with the scariifer the sun was shining.   I voiced my concerns and he seemed to know what he was about and certainly was not deterred by the conditions -  I attach a pic!  Disposing of the moss, thatch etc., was not included in the price so I have 12+ bags to take to the tip.   Perhaps the lawn was drier than I thought.    I've walked around and can only see one area in need of some repair/seeding - something else to learn.  Any comments?   Thanks again for your help

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LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:16

The weather of the last few months has caused me to delay the scarification of my lawns and now  the work is due to be carried out today but its very wet here again this morning and I wonder if  I should cancel?   Your advice, please.  Many thanks.

 

Apologies - this has also been posted in the Talkback section in error

LAWN SCARIFYING

Posted: 06/04/2016 at 09:13

The weather of the last few months has caused me to delay the scarification of my lawns and now  the work is due to be carried out today but its very wet here again this morning and I wonder if  I should cancel?   Your advice, please.  Many thanks.

CAMELLIA 'ELEGANS'

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 17:45

Thank you both for your replies - I have never pruned the plant; it is kept in a sheltered position at the side of the house over the winter and moved onto the patio when the flowers appear -  I have no means of collecting rainwater and until now have relied upon rainfall and topped up with tap water.  

Thanks again.

CAMELLIA 'ELEGANS'

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 14:59

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http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/102919.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 I have this camellia in a large pot and it shows no sign of any flowers forming -  although the leaves look healthy enough.   Pic. will hopefully give you an idea of both the size of the plant and its container - its in ericaceous compost.   Should I move it to a larger pot, feed it or just leave it alone?

Your advice, please,

Many thanks

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 10:20

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 pinkpeony wrote (see)

I started this thread in 2012 and having taken the sound advice given, my Salix Flamingo is thriving, I took a picture this morning to show you but unfortunately I'm not able to upload it  - obviously doing something wrong!   Thanks as always for your help.

Another try at posting a photo - hope it works.  Had very little rain here so I give the tree a good soaking once a week and now need to give it a trim!  Thanks again

 

  

 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 11:44

I started this thread in 2012 and having taken the sound advice given, my Salix Flamingo is thriving, I took a picture this morning to show you but unfortunately I'm not able to upload it  - obviously doing something wrong!   Thanks as always for your help.

 

 

  

BOX TREES

Posted: 06/06/2015 at 15:23

Thank you Edd and Dave - Epsom salts applied to both soil and leaves and I'll make sure they're watered on a weekly basis - I've been concentrating on a 'make-over' of my rear garden and so the front garden where the box trees live has had less attention than usual.

Thanks again,

BOX TREES

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 13:09

Edd -  thank you for your response, will do as you recommend  - I've not previously used Epsom salts on any shrubs so unsure of how often I should apply and can I use a watering can and rose for the leaves or does it need a finer spray?

Many thanks.

 

 

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PRUNUS GLADULOSA 'ALBA PLENA'

PLANTING ADVICE 
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RESCUE OR NOT? 
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Could this be clematis wilt? 
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