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Philadelphus

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:07

It's simple for me.... Rosemummy, you  have been over feeding it.  Cosseting it too much. It's enjoying just making growth.   Grow it lean now.

Just leave it be.  Keep it watered in dry spells though

Just pruned my own philadelphus.  Lovely scent from masses of flowers.  Only downside is that it flowers for such a short time.

I've been a good girl

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:02

I resemble that remark 

my plant turning yellow-brown

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:00

Nothing to lose. If you don't want to replant it then at least cut it back leaving only green shoots.  Clear away everything dying or diseased (in case of disease) and give it plenty of water. then mulch generously

I have a variegated variety of box that suffered few years back. Simply excessive aphid damage but it looked awful.  I cut it back hard.....so much so that I was tempted to get rid.....but now it's looking good.  I was concerned such a drastic cutback would encourage it to revert. 

my plant turning yellow-brown

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:51

Try the replant RichC.  But keep away from other box, in case it is blight.  Hard cut back. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:47

When visiting my mum in hospital i spoke with a girl patient in nearby bed in her twenties.  So brave. She has regular fits as well as a number of issues.....one of which I knew nothing about but sounds awful........  She had a stroke.  Puts  things in perspective....my mum is 92 and generally reasonably fit yet this girl has such a difficult life ahead of her.  She has such an impressive attitude though.  Yet we all moan so much, don't we? 

time to take cuttings

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:41

Good time to take cuttings though.  They develop good size by autumn but still small enough to take up little room in the GH over winter.

Would not use GH for cuttings at this time.  Plenty warm enough outside but I use unheated propagator or simply polythene covered pots in the shade. 

my plant turning yellow-brown

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:36

RichC, can you plant in a corner somewhere in the ground?  

Not convinced its blight or any disease but  dried out, as Nut says.  If mine, I would cut out the unhealthy leaves and generally clean it up, plant it and water well.  You may well salvage it.  Let us know 

I've been a good girl

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:31

I've been a good girl too 

Pruning Buddleia

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:29

(for information, I continually cut back flowered stems on buddleias.  I remember people arguing against this a couple of years ago but it encourages flowers all summer on increasingly compact bushes.  I think this needs to be done before flowers go too far over)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:26

Morning KEF 

Excited yesterday...expecting some plants via eBay ....plugs actually despite my resistance to them but sounded good;  will grow on for next year.  However, the 2 parcels were for my niece so disappointed.  ( ha ha )

 

 

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