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HydrAngea macrophylla pink care

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 11:41

I do it this way.   Now or during next few weeks in cold areas I remove the old spent flowerheads down to the next emerging buds....usually in pairs.   Really deadheading.

I also remove one or two old branches to the ground occasionally......Red, yours won't need this.

In a pot water it often and well during the growing season.  I would actually place a saucer under the pot.   I would leave well alone for a while re feeding.  I would do this when deadheading. 

Anyone growing the new breed of hydrangeas?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:10

Sewing? You giving me the needle?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 09:03

Good morning folks.

Beautiful, sunny, calm, dry but cold.  Not quite ice but nearly   Should be lovely day in prospect.

Just heard it confirmed the mother of the 3year old boy in Edinburgh has been charged in connection with his death.  Can't get my head around that one 

Will sow sweet peas today......can smell those flowers already 

 

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 23:41

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 22:51

Hee hee hee.  My evil plan worked 

Nice plants too 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 22:19

Any pics of your alpine house woody?  

when to prune this fuschia hedge

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:17

Hiya patsy

Yes.  Should be fine then.  Yep, in sunny Cornwall   

(a lovely hardy fuschia with yellow leaves all summer and red flowers called Genii is a fav of mine.  Tough.  I cut this to the base too)

left it too late to prepare soil for fruit bushes

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:46

Hey, it's me again djjuk 

No prepare ground now for early spring plantIing.  I would cover the ground with polythene to try and dry it out a little though first. .  Soil sounds perfect for blueberries.....I grow a few varieties.  Delicious 

Watch out you don't  increase the ph of,the soil for those blueberries though when you dig in compost, etc. Esp that sand which is usually quite alkaline and can be highly alkaline.   I would use ericaceous john innis for them  so best to keep their "plot" isolated.

when to prune this fuschia hedge

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:39

Almost to the base djjuk.  Grows fast.  Cutting back like this produces a thick dense plant with loads of summer flowers.  Just cut it cleanly though. I always try for sloping cuts with no jagged edges. Yes, 4' or,slightly more perhaps.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:29

Reminds me to get a shredder again.  A decent one this time.  Love shredding and the material that results.

Because you,have all been so good I will send up some sunshine tomorrow and Monday 

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