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Rhod Crompton

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Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:50

I've got twelve plants this year, 3 plants per giant grow bag and have only fed them once or twice so far this year! They are all between 5-6 feet tall now and lots of fruit setting, they are outside on a sunny patio and only get watered once or twice a week! I agree that treating them mean gives better results, I'll be taking the tops out this week so only 5-6 truses per plant! Even ate the first few fruits yesterday!

Me again with 3 plant ID's if poss?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:21

Wait until March and then cut it right back too about 12 inches or less! By the summer it should be around 4 feet again with vivid red stems for winter! It looks like cornus alba as it has white berries

Identifying this shrub

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 19:10

Definitely Nandina domestica, commonly known as heavenly bamboo! Nice plant with good all year interest 

English lavender

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 18:29

Bad luck, i planted 40 that I had grown on from micro plugs last autumn and every one is flowering now! I agree with Ceres, dig it up!

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 06:34

Completely agree, if the show was longer then I wouldn't resent long wistful shots of a wet Nigel or Monty trotting off into the distance. Joe swift sends me off into a slumber too.  In 30 mins of beechgrove they cover around a months worth of gw!

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 06:23

I've not got anything against t & m, in the past any problems I've had were quickly rectified with no questions. It was when they tried too convince me that the 'Rozanne' they were selling could be a different plant than other suppliers! "really?, you sell a different version of a famous cultivar? Chelsea plant of the centenary a few years back." They then went and spoke too a manager and still tried the lies! 

"Amazing" offer from Thompson Morgan to GW' viewers

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 17:12

I've taken them up on many offers and on the whole have been pleased, when I have complained they have replaced with no questions.......until today! Took them up on an order of some geranium 'Rozanne' jumbo plugs, too my surprise what has been sent are some bedding geraniums

Has taken about 20 mins on the phone too explain, they tried to convince me that this is what they look like. That's funny as I have a 'Rozanne' that looks very different I told them. They then tried too say that plants may be a new hybrid of a geranium and a pelargonium!


have had too send email photos of the plants and also the one in my garden too prove my point. They even included aftercare instructions for bedding plants!


Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 09:00

A thick mulch is much more effective in suppressing weeds, I agree with verdun in that it should only be used on paths. If it's perennial weeds you're trying too keep down then you'd be better off spraying them, you'll still get weeds growing in the build up of debris within the bark.

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 17:52

The orange really works with the vivid purples, my Bowles mauve is in another part of the garden and looking a bit sad having flopped over! Think it'll only be used for cuttings and replacing the original

Totally Tangerine

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 15:29

Mai tai & totally tangerine 

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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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Camellia japonica identification help needed

Which cultivar is this? 
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Bug ID? I think it's a hornet

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