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Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:56
Thanks for all your help folks. Very much appreciated

Verdun - there was a pretty good rootball but there were some roots poking out. I can't say that I didn't cause damage to the root system as I know there was a big b*gger anchoring it down and I couldn't dig it all out intact!!!!!

I'll give it more time as suggested, lay off the water and give it a prune when the weather picks up a bit more. I 'm encouraged that all is not lost

Have a great evening one and all.


Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:47

Hi All

Being a little impulsive I moved a Choisya Ternata 'Sundance' about 3-4 months ago IIRC. Its a largish size c.1m x 1.5m and it seemed to move AOK, however, this was before the onslaught of February and Marches cold conditions!! The leaves have wilted despite being watered and it is now looking a little sad to say the least!

There does seem to be a small ray of hope. I have noticed some new leaves growing at the branch tips (good sign?) and in the leaf axils there appear to be new leaf buds emerging (another good sign?).

Am I kidding myself that it will recover after a leaf drop or is it a goner! Any guidance or expert knowledge gratefully received

Warm regards



Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:41
Go for it Brumbull! I have sangho kaki and it really is a stunning tree! Planted mine about 5 years ago and has grown to c.6ft tall (was about 15" when bought). The leaf colour goes from a green to yellow/orange in Autumn.

I also have Osakozuki of similar size and am contemplating adding a Bloodgold too. I have a bit of a thing for Acers and have a newly purchased Acer Griseum to plant this very afternoon. It's the one with the peeling bark that they had on GW a week or two ago!

I haven't conditioned my soil specifically for the Acers, however, I have read that they benefit from acidic soil and so once a year I do mulch with ericaceous compost!

IIRC growing in pots requires more care than directly into the ground especially with regard to feeding,

Enjoy your tree Robert!!!

Reds Adam

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:51
Good luck on National day! Just make sure your horse has a good leg at each corner and the jockey is facing the right way round! If all else fails you can always set your BBQ up at Beechers Brook! (Sorry...... that was in slightly bad taste! Still..... shame to waste, eh............)

Gets coat and leaves....

All the best, Adam

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:40
That's a great price Rosa/Bjay! I just needed 20 bricks today and paid 40p each for those engineering bricks from B&Q - and I thought that was an OK price!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:33
Good idea Zoomer! I was looking to complete last year however the weather was so bad I only completed about 5 ft throughout the whole 12 months. The remainder should be fairly routine as I can run the cable under a path I'm planning on laying through the lawn. It's all good exercise which I very much need!! I'll be sort of sad when it's finished as I like a good 'project' on the go! Mind you....... I'm sure I'll find another challenge to occupy my time and give me a work out

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:39
Today was fantastic here in NG5! Still a chill in the wind but there were many moments when the wind abated and you could really feel the Sun's warmth! Was down to one layer of fleece so almost tropical, eh? Stayed out until 20:00 digging a 2 foot deep trench to continue burying an armoured cable under a newish border that needs planting up. Completed about 15ft today and dead chuffed as I'm now about 2/3rds the way down the length of the garden (165 ft). This has been a satisfying but back braking work of progress off and on for the past 3 years. Could have the cable down to the hose by year end ready for connection and lighting next year Phew!

Hope everybody else had a rewarding, warm and enjoyable day! Here's to the weekend folks!

Rgds Adam

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:25
Well! 48 hrs since I sowed my Cosmos and several seedlings have already appeared! Don't hang about do they

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:29
Thanks for the tips folks! Only sowed mine in the heated propagator last night so got a few days yet before they show themselves!

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:02
I'm growing Cosmos from seed for the first time to add throughout the garden. Would like to grow the all white varieties but was seduced by 'Picotee' with its raspberry coloured edging! Any top tips or recommendations for care, other varieties etc

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