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Damaged Euonymus alatus

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:29

No sign of a join anywhere. The "trunk" part is about 35cms in height before the branching starts.

Damaged Euonymus alatus

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:13

My Euonymus has been grown as a "standard" rather than a shrub so it has a single trunk so I feel this could cause problems with pruning to recreate a good shape.

Damaged Euonymus alatus

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 12:03

I've had a careful look  this morning and the break goes right down to the point where the branches divide at the top of the trunk. I have nothing on the left side, two good strong branches on the right and the broken one in the middle..

If I take out the broken branch is it likely I will get regrowth from this point.

Damaged Euonymus alatus

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 08:41

Thank you. That sounds really hopeful it would be sad the lose the shrub

Damaged Euonymus alatus

Posted: 08/08/2015 at 18:33

My lovely shrub has been damaged by strong winds and one half of the plant has been broken off completely and another branch almost severed. Is there any way I can try to repair the break. The shrub is about 120cms in height and this is its second year in the ground.


Posted: 22/07/2015 at 08:29

It is an incredible blue if grown in the right conditions and as you have suggested I have been looking at alternative areas and I will do further tests in the meantime.

Thanks again



Posted: 21/07/2015 at 18:49

Thanks Lyn the plant is only about 45ms in height and this is probably its first year flowering so there shouldn't be much of a rootball yet. I'll wait until the flowers have past and then move it carefully.

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 15:00

This one was in the garden when moved here 2 years ago and by that time it had completely covered an area 3.5m x3.5m and was about 1m in height.  I hope I am winning the battke against it and maybe someday I will buy another but not an orange one!!


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 15:52

I recently bought a beautiful blue Hydrangea called Enziadom but although I have lots of acid loving plants the soil is obviously not acidic enough and  now I have very pretty pink flowers. I have decided to replant into a pot but I'm not sure when the best time would be to attempt this and what pot size would be needed.

Orange alstromeria

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 15:40

A further update on my orange Alstromeria.

I lifted the polythene at the end of April 2015 and there were a few pieces around but nothing much. I went out every dry day and zapped any new shoots with glyphosate and I could gradually see an improvement.The ground was becoming quite compacted so at the end of June I dug it over thoroughly and was pleasantly surprised to find only a handful of white shoots..So far today on 15/7 I have seen no new growth. Fingers crossed time again. I will watch the area carefully until next spring and see what happens.

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Discussions started by the_fosters

Damaged Euonymus alatus

Wind damage 
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When to replant 
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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 08:29

Pruning advice

Pruing a large Hebe 
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Last Post: 21/05/2015 at 19:03

Stipa Gigantea

Growing in a pot 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 16:37

Salix Flamingo

Training as a standard 
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Last Post: 22/07/2014 at 12:17

Black polythene

How to prepare the soil afterwards 
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Last Post: 05/06/2014 at 09:04

Orange alstromeria

How can I get rid of it!!! 
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Last Post: 16/07/2015 at 15:28

Lifting daffodils

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Last Post: 16/05/2014 at 07:25

Overgrown Clematis

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Last Post: 07/04/2015 at 07:55

Autumn leaves

Disposing of leaves 
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