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Honeysuckle Lonicera

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 17:17

hiya, i also had a very straggly plant with hardly any flowers until i saw an old established one in which all the new growth was trained upwards & length ways (vertically) then it flowered like mad. 

try tying it across the fence and see how it does next year.

good luck.

Montbretia

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 16:53

hello, don't know about the depth of planting but when i split and dug up quite a few clumps of these i didn't really plant them at all. managed to take some of the earth as well and basically i just heeled them down so they wouldn't topple over, now they've filled a whole section behind a wall at the bottom of the garden and always flower. they're extremely hardy and almost weedlike where i live.

they're the orange flowered variety and don't know the name as they were here when we moved here 12 years ago. 

they do better in full sun as well, hope this helps

 

shaz   

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 22:13

hiya, thank you all.

holly sounds a bit more hardy than the box, but would it withstand the wind ??? couldn't have something too tall. i think i'd prefer evergreen as already have lots of deciduous shrubs/trees.

Is this correct ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 22:06

sorry, is that metres or feet ???????????

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 22:04

hiya, thanks for the replies.

Fairygirl, it's funny but i never noticed it before, i think it's because the weather's been so lovely and have been pottering around for the last two weeks and today i actually sat in the garden as it was so hot, noticed it then.

Bob, thanks but can't see a graft, plant is well over five years old and well established, hopefully it will turn purple.  

Is this correct ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:36

hello, i have acquired two small plants which were substituted by a garden centre because the plants i ordered were not availabe. the description is the White Valerian which is good for wildlife but unfortunately, from what i can gather, these plants are going to grow to an astronomical size and i'm not sure where to site them.

if they are going to grow really big, they're going to have to put up with an extremely exposed site that gets buffeted by the wind as we live behind school playing fields and have no trees to shelter us from the weather.

can someone tell me if i am correct and what will the eventual size be of these plants ???

thanks    

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:29

hello, i have a purple cotinus that has put on new growth but it looks green instead of purple. it's really strange but the new growth is at the bottom of the plant. 

i don't know why this has happened as it's never done this before, can anyone tell me what the problem could be ??????

 

thanks

 

 

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:24

my strawberries have been in large containers for over three years now. we had a terrible year (weatherwise) the last two years and just forgot to get rid of them. they sent out runners which took hold in the garden (well drained/sandy soil) and this year to my utter amazement, the pots produced loads of fruit -- not as much as two kilos but enough to keep me and OH supplied, and so did the plants in the garden. they were yummy !!!

i did absolutely nothing to either the pots or ground (no feed/water), let nature take its own course. am not sure what disease they pick up and to be quite honest (i'm ashamed to say) the pots are actually full of weeds, but still seem ok. i am inclined not to worry too much about them as even though i have an unheated greenhouse, only the tender pots get put in there for the winter.  

 

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 21:01

thanks for the reply. i'm a bit confused about what you say regarding the conditions that Box prefer as i always see them in large containers, usually outside someone's front doors. they're never in shade and as they're in pots, probably not moist enough either, that's why i thought i'd try them myself.

anyway, will have a look at the plant you've suggested.

thanks, shaz  

Empty Planters

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 12:51

Hello, i have two large square ornamental planters that i planted up with Box pyramids. I've just removed these because although they looked nice, they didn't seem to be doing very well and have now put them in the garden instead.

I would like to replace them with something else, something that doesn't mind being in a very large container. These are the conditions where they will be situated -- very exposed patio, no surrounding trees, they would have to tolerate very high winds as we are behind the school playing fields as well.

 

All suggestions welcome, thanks

shaz  

PS -- they can't be too tall because of the wind  

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Empty Planters

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