Tom Butterworth

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Laburnum Tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:50


Laburnum tree's can last for up to 50 years but not many do and the main issue is that they die from the rootball upwards due to root virus, the best way to get them to flower is to treat them mean, they tend to thrive in poor soils, you will find many specimens on waste ground that has been left for years and there ability to spread there roots are restricted. Check out you local area and I'm sure you will spot quite a few that have been planted and left to look after themselfs and these are usually the one that have masses of flowers in spring. Hope this helps

Any ideas????

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:40


yes it is a wisteria and if you wish it to flower next year the secret is in the cutting back which needs to be in two stages. The first stage is about now " July" when all new side growth needs to be cut back to approx two or three leaf nods. Stage two is a further cut back to approx one or two leaf nods in Feb  the following year before any growth really starts and you should find that on each of the points that you have trimmed that a flower stem will appear. Continue training the main stem in whatever direction you want for as far as you want and within a few years you will have a mass of mouve cascading flowers from April till may and poss a little longer. 

Hello I'm a Lily Beetle, come and get me!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 18:27

This is the first year I have used a spray before they appeared on the plants and to my surprise I have not seen a single Beatle all year and the Lilly's are about to flower in the next few weeks.

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