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Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:26

Ok, smartypants Lyn, how did you do that?  I havent really followed all the updates on the forum,

When to prune a Camellia?

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:24

Takes time to root though but yes do that Ice 

What is happening to the foliage on these 2 fuscias

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:23

True Lyn it's just that I cut every fuschia and hypericum hard every spring.  It keeps plants compact,,I,think flowers are better, I can clear out debris better and I can more easily mulch.

I remember Geoff Hamilton advcating this treatment on hypericums to prevent rust all those years back 

No sign of begonia or dahlia...

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:18

Concave.....  Ha ha.  You are totally correct.  I mixed up my vexes and caves in my haste.  Because I am but a simple cornishman, Ladybird, I only know the dippy down bit is facing up.  The sticky uppy bit faces down.  

(Ssh! Our secret Ladybird cos I' m always right you see 

Help with my heather !

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 19:14

True but that applies to a host of plants.  leggy roses, shrubs, trees, overfed lanky perennials.  Got to treat em well and they will remain 'ansome 

Lobelia round base of trees in pots

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:58

Not  for me Tingly. 

Yes, you will "mess up" your standards.  

To make more attractive why not add coloured chippings....subtle shades are available. 

No sign of begonia or dahlia...

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:52

ah Ladybird, my very new begonia shoots were white...?  Think C3k is ok 

the corms should be convex side up, just in case

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:48

Busy elsewhere but wet anyway.  Still planted agastache Ambrosia and mulched it.

had to spend more money thanks to a couple on the sanguisorba know who you are 

ordered White Tammy and Pink Tammy.  New plants to me so pretty excited.  Thanks recommenders 

Old rhody and azalea

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:44

Hi Darren.

firstly never a guarantee whatever you cut back hard but....

I would cut both your rhodo and azalea back as hard as you like.  Half measures that only half satisfy you will annoy you.  Use sharp secateurs or loppers to perform a nice clean operation 

encouragement?  It will rejuvenate them.  It will avoid your constant annoyance of them as they are now.  You will be pleased in a year's time.  

Clean up and mulch with pine bark or ericaceous compost 

What is happening to the foliage on these 2 fuscias

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 18:38

For sure,,I agree with Lyn.  Cut back hard,,clean the ground,,feed and mulch. A big, big no to ericaceous compost too C3k.  Would do your fuschia no favours at all 

for me rust forms on older leaves as a legacy from previous seasons.  I am a great advocat of pruning fuschias, hypericums and the like.  I never get rust.  

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