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Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:29

Thank you for that, I will cut the Buddleia back now and then in Feb/March I will cut the main trunk down to knee height and hope for the best.  Also thanks for the advice on leaf mould

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:08

Moved house last year, lots of plants too big for thier place and too crowded, but a particular problem is the Buddleja, its like a small tree, thick 3' + trunk, huge top heavy crown, overall about 7' tall, I pruned it last year but it still got so heavy that we had to tie it to the concrete fency post as it was in danger of falling over. Can I cut into the main stem to shorten it to about 2', will any new growth come from this or will it die. Also can I collect all the leaves from a variety of trees around the garden and leave them in a spare black bin to make leaf mould, if so how long will it take before I can use it. 

Buddleja

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 20:06

Moved house last year, lots of plants too big for thier place and too crowded, but a particular problem is the Buddleja, its like a small tree, thick 3' + trunk, huge top heavy crown, overall about 7' tall, I pruned it last year but it still got so heavy that we had to tie it to the concrete fency post as it was in danger of falling over. Can I cut into the main stem to shorten it to about 2', will any new growth come from this or will it die

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:24

Yes, I will take  a pic tomorrow and post it,

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:06

Thanks lilylouise, having looked on the site you gave me I am not sure it is a Bottle Brush, I will just have to wait and see what happens next year now it has light and any sunshine this rotten summer throws it's way

Beware combustible compost

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:59

I had a compost bin which exploded, it was the  green drum type that you roll over and over to mix the grass, cuttings etc,  we heard a huge bang  and when we went outside it was blazing away and had completely exploded, the only thing I had done differently that in previous years was to put some charcoal on it after burning some wood and leaving it for a few days to go cold I added it to the compost.

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:43

Thanks figrat, thats a great idea with the metal rods

Bottle Brush

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:32

Can someone please tell me the proper name of the Bottle Brush plant, I think have one in the garden which has been completely in the shade until we got rid of the bush that overshadowed it, the leaves look familiar to those of the Bottle Brush Isaw in Australia, but I can't find any reference to it on this site or the RHS site.

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 14:17

Thank you Lunarz, yes it does look like Nandina from the picture on the plant finder, I can't find any reference to Abelie for the first photo.of the first shrub..

Help identifying 2 shrubs

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 14:37

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/10852.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max


This is the shrubs which has red leaves in winter

Discussions started by Sizeyuk1

Pruning

Standard Rose and Camelia 
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standard rose pruning

golden wedding 
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Coprosma Pacific Sunset

Has anyone heard of this 
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Standard roses

suggestion please 
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Climbing rose

Black spot and yellow leaves 
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Rose with black spot

Have I killed it 
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Hydrangea

When can I move them 
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Last Post: 18/07/2014 at 19:25

Plants for a damp shaded area

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Cats in the graden

Cats digging in flower beds 
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My Photinia had turned green

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Butterflies & Bees

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Last Post: 30/08/2013 at 22:20

acer

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Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 18:07

Is this a bottle brush plant

 
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Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 12:11

What is this plant

 
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Last Post: 07/08/2013 at 12:13

Bottle Brush

 
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