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Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:14

This hypericum produces suckers and these can be removed and grown on.  I see it as a cross between calycinum and the shrubby types.  Never grown this one though simply because it has an element of being invasive

I would dig it up now and check out the root system.  Maybe pull it apart or sever suckers.  Cut back the bush to ground level or a little above.  Hypericums usually flower on current season's wood so I would expect this to be the same. i really don't think you will lose or damage it Alan 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 17:03

KEF I imagine to be serious with a cheeky twist, someone with an authorative air.  Cannot tell sizes of women.

Digger?  Wiry, lean and hard working?  

Beaus mum?  A dog lover. Young....should still be at school 

Lily......kind, mature laid back?

However, I await with mischievous curiosity the comments about how we possibly all are.  Have I stirred a hornets' nest here ?

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:31

Lily 

Matty ......sending positive thoughts to you 

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:29

You have inspired a new thread Frank 

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:28

No, not "just like that"  but curiosity eggs me on to imagine what the forum members look like or behave 

Frank's post on the Gonzales thread suggests he is a dancer.  Quite a good one too.  a dapper fellow, disciplined and correct.  Some of the "handles" suggest a sense of humour.....Tootles,  Cangranmafixit etc 

No need to give any personal info away or respond (to keep folks guessing frustratingly

Just a bit of fun?

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:16

My impression too Frank, viz., your are a dance expert......No?

......opportunity for a new thread here methinks

Lawn problems

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 00:00

Nothing  will really work.  Stop your dog or live with what he/she does on it.  You can't watch the dog all the time and follow with buckets of water. Anyway, the damage will still be just as bad .  Sorry 

Leylandii

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:51

I have done this .....Leylandii last an awful,long time as trunks. ,I erected a tripod of strong galvanised rods with some mesh around the trunks.  I kept spurs around the trunks and planted Montana.  It looks superb in spring and green for most of,the year. However. I would cut trunks  to 6'.  

Stipa Gigantea

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:41

Hiya Cangrandmafixit the grit needs to be in the  planting hole really but I had  a gigantea in a damper spot and simply covered it with a sheet of glass suspended above it.  

Empty Space??

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 23:32

Ah! Busy.  I practise the Chelsea chop on mine.   And in mid summer I cut back by a third or so.  So many flowers that it isn't noticed but it makes for a sturdier late summer and autumn plant.  I disagree......not too tall and with real impact.  Mine have stood up to winds and rain without being spoiled.    Amistad has a rich quality of flower that few other salvias have .  

Very long growing season here too producing lush growth ....cutting back therefore is important 

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