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Forsythia question.

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:31

Firstly, if you hack this plant down you will not get flowers for  3 years or so.  It will also look awful.  Forsythias aren't the most shapely anyway.

Secondly, it flowers on wood made last year.  So prune flowered wood after flowering.

So, if you prune out the flowered wood every year you will gradually "bushify" your forsythia.  Also remove a branch or two every year right down to the ground.  In a few years you will have a more compact, younger plant.

for me, secateurs rather than the saw...except for the removal of stems to the ground 

Hydrangea

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:18

Yes, get it in ASAP. 

Agree about sentiment in the garden.  It's not soppy or sad or silly.  It's important to have this ingredient in the garden 

advice please

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 23:15

I have a feeling it's yet again the issue of being far too wet over winter.  Those browning leaves?  

You don't say how old the piant is, if it's in a pot or when it was planted.  It could have gotten too dry last summer, hence no flower buds,  then too wet/saturated even and the effect of that.  

Not convinced about the frost....camelia foliage is tough usually.  It's frost and rapid thawing that causes damage on flowers and buds.  

2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:29

Lovely marion. 

Plants mosaic

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:26

Euonymous emerald n gold would be quite nice there...evergreen, variegated leaves and easily shaped. 

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:15

Yes, lithodora blue star 

Philadelphus wilt

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 20:10

I think it's the watering.  Things are only beginning to grow but not requiring too much water yet

What Lithodora is this?

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 18:54

I've found this plant to be a variable one.....from pale blue to mid blue.  All the standard variety though.  In my neutral soil with added ericaceous they do very well ...in flower now.

Dont really like the variety with white cross...name escapes me.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:44

David, sorry about your sister's death.  Thoughts are with ??ou.

Back from seeing my mum in hospital.  Improving all the time.  Six of us visiting much to the displeasure of the senior nurse there.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 09:37

Damp morning.    Disappointing but warm 

Bought a clematis grandiflora to replace a dying jasmine but now jasmine seems to showing signs of life.  So need to pot on the clematis into 3 litre pot for time being.  

Been expecting some losses in the  garden because of unprecedented rain over the winter but most everything looks good ....just an Acer lost.

Visiting my mum in hospital later so not lot of time for gardening etc.   (hey!  Folks have been dropping goodies to me lately.  Do I give indications that I enjoy tasty morsels? )

Hope everyone has good weekend 

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