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Latest posts by staffsmags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Yes KEF, thanks you.  That's why I was asking about pruning it.  That reason, and it is getting too bit on one side. Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 18:44

thanks to you both.  sorry for delay in reply - been away.  mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 16:57

thanks Dove.  That's the answer I hoped to get! Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Thanks Dove - from reading these messageboards I think you know more about gardening than my trying-to-be-helpful neighbour!  So I will leave it as it is.  Mags

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:44

Is it to late in year to prune a Salix Flamingo ( hakuro nishiki).  I've looked at a couple of websites and they say Mar-Apl, after last frosts. Well, here in Staffordshire we are only just clear of the time for frosts, although it is several weeks since we actually had one.  Many thanks, Mags

Camelia query

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:02

Should I remove the branches from a camellia that are hanging onto the ground?  Someone told me that I should as leaving them encourages 'nasties' into the bush. I quite like them hanging down, but if the plant would be better if trimmed down there then I will do it.   It is 10 years old and about 4ft tall.  Many thanks.  Mags

chilli re-potting

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 16:55

Mattbeer's pots are the size I will use when I pot mine on, probably this weekend.  If the pot isn't big enough the chilli plants won't grow properly.   Mags

chilli re-potting

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 21:16

Hi. A 4" pot seems very small.  My chilli plants are  6"  tall and I will re-pot them on Wednesday.  Mine are Hot Patio Sizzle variety which don't grow tall but if you have jalapeno they grow taller and will need staked.  They will go into pots about 8" or 9".  I always put my Patio Sizzle outside from end May, but I found the jalapeno I  had last year didn't do very well outside so I think they need a greenhouse or really bright windowsill. 

I have heard that allowing them to wilt will make the chillis hotter.   Good luck with your plant.  Mags

Suitable place for acer?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Thanks Verdun.  I will follow your advice.  My neighbour has done the best he can with the roots, and better than I expected.  Mags

Suitable place for acer?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 12:21

A neighbour is digging out the remains of a leylandii, from where it has been for 20+ years. If I fill the hole with ericaceous compost will it be ok to plant a small acer there?  Thanks for help.  Mags  

Discussions started by staffsmags

canterbury bells & jacobs ladder

plant out now or in spring? 
Replies: 2    Views: 112
Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 14:21

Xmas Presents Amaralyis x 2

What to do with amarylis now? 
Replies: 0    Views: 111
Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 11:39

black opal tomato plant

leaves discoloured - why? 
Replies: 2    Views: 129
Last Post: 04/07/2014 at 21:05

What is this pest?

'Marshmallow' type stuff 
Replies: 10    Views: 323
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 20:08

COSMOS pinching out

Should they be pinched? 
Replies: 4    Views: 279
Last Post: 29/05/2014 at 10:24

Pruning a Salix Flamingo

Am I to late? 
Replies: 6    Views: 1313
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 15:14

Camelia query

Should I cut off lowest branches? 
Replies: 2    Views: 152
Last Post: 17/05/2014 at 14:31

Suitable place for acer?

Leylandii was here  
Replies: 2    Views: 220
Last Post: 02/05/2014 at 16:48

Bluetit & Parsley

Bluetit takes Parsley Sprig 
Replies: 0    Views: 138
Last Post: 27/04/2014 at 14:44

Big Begonias

To pinch out or not to pinch out? 
Replies: 4    Views: 315
Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 18:56

crown imperal lillies

no flowers this year 
Replies: 0    Views: 161
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 21:11

Begonia Tubers

Positioning? 
Replies: 5    Views: 329
Last Post: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

Growmore

How often to use it? 
Replies: 4    Views: 641
Last Post: 23/02/2014 at 19:29

miserable strawberry leaves

can I remove dead/dying leaves now? 
Replies: 5    Views: 360
Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 20:28

first earlies

Which varieties do you like best? 
Replies: 6    Views: 389
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 19:58
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