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Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:49

..I always think clipping to a severe shape, or topiary work must be a male thing...I find it quite ghastly...whether it be Box, Yew, Forsythia, or Conifer...

I would have thought with an Acer, if you just let it grow it would eventually form it's natural shape again.. may take some time...alternatively, I might prune it severely back, cutting out the 'ball' completely and leaving the outermost branches with outward facing buds... if you know what I

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 13:11

..I hope you all have a lovely time and that you are NT members, as I don't think it's cheap to get in... last time I went it was a rare 'Free' day on the Sunday...about this time of year... they don't appear to do this any more... are you going into the house..? I didn't get time to do so.... I saw people taking their shoes off on entry... make sure you've changed your socks...

What are people sowing right now?

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:51

..much too early for me... so nothing doing... start mid March usually...

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 22:09

NASA test pilot.... off to Mars soon....


...when down to Earth... I work in Retail....


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 08:23

...deffo....Schwartz packet mix... add 1/2 pint cold water, bring to boil....easy peezy and quite delish...


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 18:16

..the trouble people go to these days.... I buy them.. fresh or frozen...and I've no intention of making them..ever..again...

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:21

..possibly Photinia davidiana... what used to be called Stranvaesia... the leaves turn purple in winter, although the plant usually has berries...

Best way to i.d this plant?

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 23:48

...first of all I think you're very lucky in having such wonderfully acidic soil there to grow those big shrubs...

the photo is of a Rhododendron... it may be the wilder variety called 'ponticum' as I note left over flowers which are purple still on the plant here and there... it could also be a purple hybrid and not ponticum though.....   whatever... if you can hold on, this will be a wonderful sight to see this May/June.... I would wait until after it has flowered then... about end June.. and if you really don't like it.. then chop it down or get rid of it...   you can chop it right down if you want to keep it, and it will regrow again...

if you chop it about now, you will lose all the flower buds for this year... which I think would be a shame.. however it's up to you....

A Very particular rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 15:03

..I like Malvern Hills very much, and I admire the way you have it controlled in a container.... I should warn that in the open ground it will turn into a rambler that appears to know no bounds... ultimately I tired of it, as there was too much growth and not enough flowers...past midsummer....

I now have Ghislaine de Feligonde which is similar but more gentle growth, prickles rather than thorns... and the totally thornless Kew Gardens... not much scent but continuous flowering and is making a small climber... evergreen in this far..

..if you really want Lykkefund - try it and see, it's your decision, things can be changed... one of it's advantages is that it sheds it's dead flowers gracefully so it never appears unsightly... but there is only one flush....

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 00:54

..take it to Dickinson's Real Deal.... might get 20 quid...

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