Rhod Crompton

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Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:23

Leaves look like the same

Mystery Tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 20:22

Here's my paulownia starting it's climb into the skies

Laburnum tree

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 11:43

the way I see it is that most of the plants in our gardens are poisonous in some way or another, otherwise they would be classed as vegetables!

Mystery Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 09:26

Hard prune each spring for ginormous foliage

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:37

You may it takes a little longer for the buds to break through if the stems were quite old but it'll be back

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 06:14

Planted my first one last autumn, can't remember the cultivar! But was going too let it settle in for a year before the big chop. Always prefer a shrub I can coppice or stool. I did one for a client last spring and the regrow the was pushing 3 metres

Problem With Smoke Tree

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 20:14

Bigger and more dramatic foliage when cut back hard, but no flowers!! 

Small tree (shrub) ID

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 19:43

15 mins with some secateurs or 15 seconds with some hedgecutters, cut and run job methinks

Pinching Out Peppers

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:59
I've read that putting the pot on its side and rotating on a regular basis encourages the branching


Posted: 08/04/2016 at 05:44
Hard prune and you will get more dramatic foliage on vigorous shoots!
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Discussions started by Rhod Crompton

Odd growth on lilac

Two stems appear too be a different plant, I've read that they are sometimes grafted onto privet rootstock 
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Last Post: 09/05/2015 at 09:04

Camellia japonica identification help needed

Which cultivar is this? 
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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 14:11

Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 15:38
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