London (change)
Today 13°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 5°C


Latest posts by sunnylou

21 to 30 of 32

My posts

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 16:26

Ah, thought it was just me, no posts but a notification with a squashed tomato to say the technical team are on the case.......for a long time seemingly, anyone I can contact about this ?  But if I can't access my posts, what to do ?


Posted: 28/05/2013 at 17:48


Hello, I wonder if anyone knows the best way to get the  maximum flowers from these in a northern climate.  I have successfully overwintered one in a cold greenhouse, but was surprised to see on repotting on autumn, that the plant did not have conventional tubers, but more like fleshy roots

I have ordered some more from J.Parkers which are only about 15cm at the moment so am wondering whether to keep in pots or plant out.  The existing one flowered for over 5 months last year so am hoping for the same - any advice gratefully received !

Louise - Yorkshire Dales


do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:57

Always chop the sedums which seems to work well. Think I read somewhere it can be done to Heleniums, it would be good to reduce their height a bit, does anyone know if this can be done say in a couple of weeks when they are a bit bigger ?

hardy palms

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 18:54

Thank you, Dek, so much help - will take me some time to research this, I do value your knowledge am grateful for such a reply from a fairly obscure question

Will Google your suggested links - B&Q not an option - money not much of a prob in this case

Many thanks


hardy palms

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:29

I work in gardening in a small way - but this latest request is beyound my usual sphere of knowledge especially in N.Yorks !  Are there any small palms that will survive here?  The site is sheltered and south facing but there is not much depth of soil - so can anyone suggest any cultivars and the depth of soil/planting requirements etc. I would rather like to dissuade my client but seems much set on the project !

new years resolution

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:10

Agree with all - especially those unplanned buys at the garden centre with nowhere to put them.  My special resolution is to prune properly instead of flying at everything with sharp secateurs and no knowledge.  Might even enrol on a couple of courses at RHS Harlow Carr not so far from me - and hang the expense !!

Alstroemeria overwintering

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 12:37

Thank you Bournemouthgardener, another few handy tips for Alstroemeria survival

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:31

Hi Leggi - perhaps I am speaking from the Dales perspective, I have a high garden and although S. facing is in a valley with a strong west wind and frosts, so maybe in other areas of Yorks lower down, plants will be able to survive better

Newby is lovely, but they shut through the winter, this is a photo of their Peace Garden in June - unfortunately not a bright day for the photo

 This photo looks a bit elongated on here but hope you get the idea !

Can you recommend a shrub for this border?

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 16:20

All good plants from Bizzie Lizzie, also,how about Euonymus Fortunei 'emerald & gold' or Choisya Ternata 'sundance' - agreed, not unusual plants, but good all rounders.  The Euonymus can be kept as a bush or trained to climb.  

More to identify

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 15:57

Regarding the Salvia - I see tyou are in the S, West so the plants may be fine, but here in Yorkshire they rarely survive the winter so I take cuttings.  If you like Salvias, Newby Hall, Ripon have a tremendous collection which may be on their website, I know they always take cutings there 

21 to 30 of 32

Discussions started by sunnylou

Devon Pinks

Dividing or not ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 222
Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 18:28

Chilli help needed !

Replies: 4    Views: 208
Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 17:43

Ash Trees

worried about 'ash die-back' 
Replies: 6    Views: 228
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 19:12


Replies: 7    Views: 530
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 12:16

mystery plant

trifoliate ? 
Replies: 4    Views: 555
Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 18:21


Replies: 6    Views: 795
Last Post: 29/05/2013 at 16:36

hardy palms

Replies: 3    Views: 837
Last Post: 10/01/2013 at 20:40

Alstroemeria overwintering

Replies: 5    Views: 3010
Last Post: 20/10/2012 at 12:37
8 threads returned