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Red Robin shrub

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:22

For me...and seemingly for many others.....photinias are very fickle shrubs.  Lovely when dense and in red leaf.  They suddenly seem to become poorly, or get leggy or reluctant to shoot from lower down.  I have just 2 now...Pink Lady and little red robin. 

like Woody I cut back hard to try and rejuvenate Red Robin. It responded fairly well the following season but then died. It had another in front of a wall grown choisya and the contrast in colour....red leaves in front of masses of white flowers in spring.....was amazing.  However, it too became ugly and undesirable.

Mark, you have nothing to lose by cutting it back as suggested but in all probability it will not grow back.

Helleborus Washfield Queen

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 14:39

First flowers, esp on young first year blooming, sometimes are misleading.  Further flowers later may produce better flowers.

however, I agree you should contact the supplier, express your disappointment and say you have a photo.  I think you may be pleasantly surprised to receive a replacement and still keep the plant you have.  Describe your plant as washed out looking and surely not indicative of the quality of plants your supplier has(?). 

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 14:28

Totally agree with Obelixx .......those red srems need to be seen "through".  The purple continus too is so much more impressive when sun is behind its leaves.

however, yes it will grow there Charlie.  Perhaps paint your fence white!  

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 08:24

Still get pelargoniums outside doing quite well

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 08:22

 Morning forkers. No snow here or any signs of it.  Some rain but doesn't feel too cold....may change my mind in mo when I take my dog.

KEF, I can eat all your spare food......I can do that for you 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:44

It's called style Busy 

enjoy your day Matty 

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:41

Imperata can be damaged in winter.  I recall a few years back wanting these only to be told stocks were killed over winter.  However, I have plants never damaged over winter......mild s.w.   Winter wet is a threat so JamesO if your soil,is heavy I would consider a sheet of glass or a cloche 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 18:52

I win 

Victoria plum tree

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 17:54

very critical of mpc these days. Edd.  Most are terrible I think.  Any long term composts for me will always be J I.

also feeding edible crops would mean organic fertilisers.

 

small red blood cells

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 16:54

I am quite lovely  aren't I? 

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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