London (change)
Today 9°C / 7°C
Tomorrow 9°C / 8°C


Latest posts by sunnylou

Ash Trees

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:15

I live in the Yorkshire dales and have noticed that some ash trees are still not properly in leaf.  Some have their full leaves, others a small showing and some struggling to put out a canopy at all

I know that some years ash trees are late but now we are in June ?  I wondered if anyone else hade noticed this in different parts of the country.  Just hope I am not creating  false alarm and hoping that the disease has not spread


p.s. sorry about the unseasonal photo - have tried everything in my power to amend in settings but will not have it !


Rhodo vs Azalea

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 12:13

Hi Mike, your clarification on Rhododendrons/Azales was most useful, thanks

Shady blooms from seed - Help!

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 17:25

Good luck Victoria - a few gardening probs here !  As Mike Allen say,s don't despair, there are usually some sort of remedies, even for difficult situations - but no quick fixes if you would like a good long term garden

Keep asking the questions - there are enough seasoned gardeners on here to help


Rhodo vs Azalea

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 17:09

Mmm could be entirely wrong - but thought Rhododendrons and Azaleas had been reclassified by the powers-that-be in the world of horticulture and now appear under the Rhododendron umbrella.  Hope I am not talking complete nonsense here, all clarifications welcomed

By the way, talking of such things, I wonder if anyone has been to the Himalayan Garden, Grewelthorpe, Masham, N. Yorks.  A small garden in progress with lakes only open to the public for about 6 weeks in spring, difficult to get the timing for blooms right but well worth a visit if in the area. 


Garden Wedding - Plants

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:53

Good luck !  As Rosie and  Dave Morgan say above - don't worry if you can't grow everything from seed.  Plants can be bought quite cheaply from garden centres for an instant display to fill any gaps.  Would suggest Anthemis punctata - the 'Daisy Plant' widely available, white looks great but you can get other colours too

I once did a whole pathway of them for a wedding in pots with just a few blue annuals in as well 


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 12:16

Thank you everyone, much good advice, especially from Hostafan on how to split.  I will take more care in future !


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 17:59

Thank you both for replies - if we ever get a good day here in the Yorks Dales will go ahead


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 17:46

I have forgotten when to split Hostas in pots, although I have many growing in the garden. 

In the past I have got out the pruning saw, early April and carved into sections, some did well, others not ! 

The potted ones look quite tight now  - so any advice as to whether to split into 2/3 for future pot growing would be welcomed


mystery plant

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 16:18

Well thank you, never have got that - will pass on

mystery plant

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 18:01

Got this in an email from a friend living near Kings Lynn. Afraid I don't have a clue, she accepts it may well be a weed - any ideas please ?


Discussions started by sunnylou

Devon Pinks

Splitting ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 124
Last Post: Yesterday at 18:46

Dahlia tubers (again !)

Replies: 20    Views: 619
Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 00:15


Replies: 4    Views: 283
Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 16:37

Frosted potato shoots

Replies: 10    Views: 423
Last Post: 02/05/2015 at 13:19

Devon Pinks

Dividing or not ? 
Replies: 2    Views: 371
Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 18:28

Chilli help needed !

Replies: 4    Views: 313
Last Post: 13/10/2014 at 17:43

Ash Trees

worried about 'ash die-back' 
Replies: 6    Views: 323
Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 19:12


Replies: 7    Views: 623
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 12:16

mystery plant

trifoliate ? 
Replies: 4    Views: 657
Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 18:21


Replies: 6    Views: 1088
Last Post: 29/05/2013 at 16:36

hardy palms

Replies: 3    Views: 979
Last Post: 10/01/2013 at 20:40

Alstroemeria overwintering

Replies: 8    Views: 4576
Last Post: 10/11/2015 at 18:24
12 threads returned