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How to rejuvenate a struggling azalea/rhododendron?

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 13:24

I was advised by Rhodi/Azelea experts that you can cut back a third of the stems on a plant each year over a 3 yr period to help rejuvenate plants - this worked for me on some plants in my garden that had been neglected by previous owner.

Encouraged the plant to put on new grow and it's now starting to flower again.

There's orangey........

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 13:27

I love orange flowers - I have a few geums, a tangerine poppy, hardy gerbera, crocosmia, lillies.

Always on the look out for more - so will be looking up some of the names of other things you have listed above

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 13:34

I'd be happy to pay more if I knew the money was going to the producer, not just lining the pocket of supermarket shareholders!

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 12:59

I have a yellow alpine poppy, and also some trollius and geums that are differnt shades of yellow from pale to quite bright - they look good planted amongst mixed borders and require little looking after (which is a bonus)!


Buddleja 'Buzz' revisited

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 13:09

I have one of these - but think it may have been mislabelled!

Planted it ito my border this year and it was over 6ft tall - will need to rehome it somewhere more suitable as the flowers looked and smelled lovely, and were covered in beneficial insects!

Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:13

I found one of these on a heuchera in my garden too - didn't know what type it was so relocted it to a geranium patch that i don't really like, and was happy for it to eat as much of that as it wanted!

When we had a the warmer weather a few weks ago i found a frog in the greenhouse enjoying a dip in the water tray for my cucumber - was quite happy so i just left to make it's on way home when it had finished paddling!

Herbaceous Peony bot growing

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:04

Thanks all - i'm just going to have to be patient and hope for the best!

Herbaceous Peony bot growing

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 08:23

Thanks Bob and Jennifer - i'll leave it alone now and hope for the best!

Herbaceous Peony bot growing

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:07

Thanks again - i've lifted the root up so that the pink buds are showing through the compost.

I've leave it a few weeks to see if it grows at all - if not i'll pop it in a pot and hope for the best for next year, and put something else in its place to cover the gap.

Herbaceous Peony bot growing

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:46

Thanks nutcutlet - that's what i get for following instructions!

I'll dig it up later and put the buds above ground - fingers crossed it will grow!

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