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Photinia Red Robin pruning?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:24

...I think you can hard prune these...I used to cut mine back quite hard into old wood,  about June time.... top and sides... I don't have one currently so I'm going back a bit... but it recovered soon enough....as I recall....

Rose pruning

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:16

..well, it's worked for you however you've done it.. but if it was mine, whichever rose that is... I would tie in the branches already there, tidying it up that way, but keeping the framework that I've got... as it hasn't flowered for 5 years, I would expect a good show next season... I'd be very reluctant to prune any further this year... personally....

 

Tree type

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:03

lol....not quite ancient.... unfortunately this is not my garden...

Rose pruning

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:59

..yes you could be right there actually.... good call.. I think...however the pruning is just as important for this one... more so... as it doesn't flower well until the wood is 2 or 3 years old... so minimal pruning....

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:49

...yes you can plant it in the ground, it's perfectly hardy, although the flowers can be spoilt by hard frost outside...  it might be a little bit lost as a lawn specimen... I would prefer something a bit more substantial if it was mine... but choice is yours... there are lots to choose from really... that's half the problem I find...

Tree type

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:42

...here's one I made earlier...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/45182.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Ornamental tree

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:26

..hardiness might be an issue for you in Oxfordshire, but any of these should be alright in most winters when established...

...I also go with Arbutus unedo, especially the variety 'rubra'...bit slow to start....'Atlantic' is a bit larger...more vigorous... can be trained into tree shape...

Pittosporum tenuifolium...var. 'Golden King'..is nice, or any of the silver ones, which can suffer in a bad winter...small flowers, hardly noticed, but good evening scent...May...fine foliage all year...will develop, if survives, into a large conical shape...by which time you can grow a Clematis alpina up it...

Ceanothus... esp. 'Concha'.. can be trained, after it's developed a good trunk, into a small tree shape with a wide head...

Daphne 'jacqueline postil'... my plant, 4 years old, is now about 6 foot by 3 foot wide...it will spread more with age and get taller... flowers Jan-Apr...

...I have the dwarf Korean lilac...I leave it in the greenhouse all Spring for the fine scent...then outside rest of year....to be perfectly honest...it's a bit boring after it's flowered...

Rose pruning

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:50

..this looks to me like the rambler 'Goldfinch'...which is a multiflora type, typical for early flowering and mostly thornless.... it flowers only once during the year, May/June... and I wonder if what is happening here is that someone is pruning back the growths later in the year, which means they are cutting off next year's flowering wood.....which would explain why it hasn't flowered for 5 years...

.... it flowers on stems that it has made during the previous year...any pruning or cutting back should only be done immediately after flowering...then cut out the stems that have flowered [not many here].... and tie in all the others to supports, preferably allowing some long shoots to flow downwards which increases flowering on those stems... or horizontally....

....if those lovely yellow flowers quickly fade to a creamy white, then it's 'Goldfinch'... they also have a nice scent I believe...

Dry shade

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:07
chicky wrote (see)

But you have West Acre

...I went there Tuesday, had a lovely time....it's well off the beaten track but delightful countryside all around...if anyone is visiting north Norfolk, it's well worth a visit if you have time...and if you have a dog with you, one of you can walk them in the parkland nearby...whilst the other goes shopping....[come back in 2 hours..lol]

...I only bought a few plants... Geranium maculatum 'Elizabeth Ann'.... Rhodohypoxis baurii 'Carina'....other Geraniums...Verbena's....oh some other little things.....Delosperma...and a wavy grass Deschampsia 'Tatra Gold'...I absolutely love this one..

...just inside the entrance was a most gorgeous dome shaped plant in full bloom... Deutzia 'Nikko'....it was just fantastic...

Unknown Plant/Small tree ID

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:24

..that one is a Davidia involucrata...pocket handerkerchief tree...

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