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Dying Rhododendron

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:58

...I was wondering if it was spray damage...anyone been spraying anything around there...? weedkiller..?   I don't think it's the chippings as the few leaves that are healthy show no sign of yellowing...also I wouldn't get rid of it completely.... I would dig it up and repot in ericaceous but clearing away the dead if you look to the healthy part of the plant, you can see new shoots appearing...  so there's a part of it that's still good I think....  too nice to discard just yet...

Should I cut back the frost damaged new growth on my bottle-brush plants?

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:51 this the red flowered Callistemon you're talking about here...?  if so, I would say yes cut them off, although your plant should be starting to flower shortly...? if the flower buds still look good then I wouldn't cut those off, but if it's new growth then it won't hurt the plant, in fact it benefits from tip pruning each season.... about one third of the bush should be tip pruned each year....after flowering has finished... although it's not crucial by any means...

Plant ID

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:23

..a quick tug and it's yours....oops I shouldn't say

jasminium stephanense

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:19

...I love this climber and keep meaning to get another for my garden now.. as I don't currently have it... I just love it's free flowing nature, soft and gentle colouring...but one thing as you've already takes a while to get into flowering mode... mine didn't flower until it had got about 8 foot tall up an arch or wide if on a fence....depending which way one is growing it...

Clematis for a south facing border

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:13

..different experiences there...don't know whether climate has anything to do with it...I was living on the south coast when I grew them...and found Alionushka a bit too tall for 6 foot...

...I wouldn't personally grow a Montana up such an obelisk... nor would I put a vigorous viticella like Etoile Violette..Perle d'azur  or 'Victoria'... but as you said earlier you can treat some gr.2's as gr. 3 which is what I did with Niobe... so they were both cut down together..which made things easy really...although I did manage to leave some stems of Niobe clinging to the obelisk for early flowering...

..I'm sure Mr Edwards will have fun choosing...

Clematis for a south facing border

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 13:46 the past I have grown 2 up such an obelisk...I had herbaceous 'Alionushka' combined with 'Niobe'... they both worked well together although that Alionushka does get quite tall and the top stems can flop over... 'Arabella' is shorter...and longer nothing wrong in growing two together... I had one inside the obelisk and the other just outside planted on the northern side as they like to flower towards the south...

I currently have old 'Mrs Cholmondeley' south facing...first flower just opening...

whoops...going against obelixx's advice there a little...just seen that post... however,   she won't mind...

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 10:53

...heaven help us when we all get Google

Tree type

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 00:27

lol...I wasn't referring to you as ancient... sorry if that got misinterpreted...

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 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....


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