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Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

Oooo,,sorry Sanjy. ,meant to tell you I have the ability to see into the future 

no,,not that conifer he brutalised a few weeks back 

fidget,,you can...should...trim Rheingold annually. Then it is a tight copper/orange mound/cone.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:32

Yes do that if very few leaves left. give it a boost with fish blood and bone too. go out there at night and grab those pests


Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:29

Happy birthday Daniel's mum 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:42

I know I will incur the wrath of all the females here but why did Chris Beardshaw butcher that Thuya Rheingold on tonight's Beechgrove?

a beautiful colourful conifer was he often does....and the result was awful.  

Rheingold, for me, is a densely furnished to the ground foliage shrub.

then he turned his attention to a juniper .....could swear I saw it tremble with fear 

does he deserve his place on BG?.............ha ha!  This bit is meant to annoy the gals 

My first

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:07

Yum yum.     

Moving a gooseberry bush

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:05

John, try it.  Get as big a rootball as possible.  Water it well.  Ideally it would be have been better a few weeks ago but it should be fine.  

Silly?  No not at all.  

Slug resistant bedding plants

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 21:01

Gauras?  agastaches?  Pelargoniums? 

Not a great annual grower but growing them on in pots is worthwhile.  Don't plant out until they fill at least a 1 litre pot.  Foliage is less soft and plants are more reailient to any attacks. 

Rhododendron help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:51

Doesn't look an awful lot wrong with those leaves....epsom salts not just for the magnesium but as a tonic. 

Re watering.  Check where you live.  Soft water here so safe on ericaceous plants.  A lot easier than using rain water.  Hard water then,,yes, avoid tap water 

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Sambuccus Sutherland gold

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:42

Asap B3 

Rhododendron help

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:58

Looks okish to me Haddy but agree with PP it needs to go into a bigger pot

use john innes ericaceous contains some nutrients too.

repot isn't going to flower this year....and give it a spray of epsom salts 

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