Standen1


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overgrown fuschia

Posted: 03/02/2012 at 22:19

Thanks for this - will try cuttings, never tried this before - do I need a greenhouse for this to give them a start?

planting under laurels

Posted: 30/01/2012 at 20:05

many thanks - will look into these

overgrown fuschia

Posted: 29/01/2012 at 10:01

HI - I have 2  large  old fuschia (about 4 - 5ft), every year I cut them back as far as I can but I am wondering is it possible to split the plants to reduce their size? If so when is the best time to do this? any pitfalls to avoid?

Conifer Hedge dead or alive.

Posted: 27/01/2012 at 18:06

Thanks for this idea - they definitely weren't cut back too far so I'll wait and see what happens then maybe try something like this

Conifer Hedge dead or alive.

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 21:27

- its a real shame and will create a problem for me as the ones that are brown are right in the middle of the rows - much easier to replace if they had been on the end if we need to - is that the same for you Larkey? I've heard that injecting affected trees with some sort of chemical is being trialled so I'll wait and see - in the meantime I hope it doesn't spread along the rows

planting under laurels

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 21:21

Have got periwinkle in other shady areas - would like something different if possible so would welcome other ideas but if not may have to have some more periwinkle. Thanks for the idea though.

planting under laurels

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 19:43

Hi can anyone offer any suggestions please? We have some quite large laurels and the ground underneath is very dry and constantly in shade (thre is a 6 foot wall behind it also - have tried several plants there but without any luck. Would like some perrenials and ground cover if possible to fill a fairly large gap. Any suggestions please?

Conifer Hedge dead or alive.

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 19:37

Hi, we have a number of conifers - also quite old. Most of them are fine however some developed brown patches and seem to be dying off. we had tree specialists around to cut the conifers and they said that many conifers across the country have been attacked this year by aphid infestations (when looking around many trees in the area also have these quite large brown patches). Apparently there is research taking place to see how this can be treated some trees have been known to recover  but at the moment there isn't much we can do but wait and hope.

flowering bergenia

Posted: 10/01/2012 at 18:39

Thank you - I thought they only flowered later in the year - learning something new all the time - they really do brighten up a shady area and look good behind my red dogwood. Haven't tried splitting plants yet......

flowering bergenia

Posted: 03/01/2012 at 09:32

Hi

Quite new to gardening and new to this forum - can anyone help please? my bergenia (elephant ear) is in flower now - probably better than in summer! should I do anything with it when the flowers die off or just leave it and hope for the best?

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