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Pruning a magnolia?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:45

As far as I know you should prune 'em in the dormant winter months. I didn't take off the lowest branch of my six footer this year cos of the mild winter but next year that has had it! Mine has flowered every year since I planted it five years ago, grown from 2' to 6' in that time.

big garden

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 08:36



Those lovely 'perenial' foxgloves being touted

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:17

I have one that I bought as a perennial three years ago and the new leaves are up and growing fast already. When I bought it at the GW show I was advised by the dealer that they last longer than biennial but won't last that long.

big garden

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:14

I was wondering that!

Greenhouse Staging

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 22:22

I recycled a slightly knackered examination table from work and added bits of a palette to form a second lower shelf!

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

If only someone made an attractive aluminium greenhouse that came with the option of an integrated shed, I am going to be buying a wooden one instead to replace the tatty small aluminium one that came with my house when I bought it!

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 20:02

MIne have started in Surrey.

Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:33

Please note that I know there are people who genuinely do need and benefit from medication and in no way intended to insult them before I receive the usual angry barage of private messages that accompany pretty much anything I post!

Mankind and trees

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 19:26

Life itself is an amazing event and the very fact that nature allows us to interact in some small way is very therapeutic. Yes, Mike is right, many people don't need medicating at all and all they need is exposure to the great outdoors and someone to listen to what they have to say.


Problem with Bergenia

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:17

Hmmmph! Mine have had their chance, three years in the ground and not a single flower!!! Out they will come and something prettier will go in.

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Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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This month's GW mag freebie

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Any idea what this fruit is?

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