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Pyracantha no flowers

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 18:26


I bought a pyracantha  two years ago and both years it was lush with flowers followed by fruit. However this year although the plant is healthy and strong, I have no flowers at all!

I haven't pruned it back apart from removing three outward turning branches just to keep the shape.

I did notice the other day a mouse climbing up it. Could that be the culprit?

Butternut Squash

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 13:58

Can you grow butternut squash in a tub and let it trail down onto the patio?


Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:35

our water isn't really that hard, but I mainly use rainwater for the Rhododendron. It is planted in Ericacious compost.

The yellow leaves come off easily when touched, will these be replaced by the plant?


Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:30

I was given this as a gift last spring in a pot, I planted it in this big tub soon after also using ericacious compost. I wondered if I fed it with  plant feed ericacious that might help


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:11

This is a closer look at the Rhododendron



Posted: 05/05/2013 at 18:03


Can anyone tell me what is damaging the leaves on this evergreen Rhododendron


acid soil

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 11:05

cheers, cyclamen I love so thanks thats given me something else to pop in as well.

acid soil

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 09:27

I want to plant up a wall trough for the winter using Pieris and heathers plus  non acid loving plants.

My question is will the non acid loving plants thrive in the ericacious soil that I will need to use for the pieris or will they suffer?

look forward to some advise

Viburnum plicatum summer snow flowers fell off

Posted: 27/06/2012 at 18:10

It was in a pot when it was transplanted so I think that would be ok. But the fact you have never seen berrries on this kind of plant is quite disappointing, I thought I'd read that it did have black fruits. Oh never mind its a nice plant anyway and I'm sure it will look splended as it grows.

Thanks berghill.

Viburnum plicatum summer snow flowers fell off

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 19:13

Hi I bought a Viburnum Picatum Summer Snow It was in full bloom when I bought it three weeks ago. I prepared the ground and planted it.

The flowers are now finished. I thought that fruits set on the old flower heads? but I have noticed when I touch them very lightly they just fall off! What is wrong with the plant any suggestions?

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