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When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:59

Many of us prune escallonia now......to keep compact and it usualy flowers again in summer.  However, ideally prune after flowering but by then a straggly bush is even more straggly, isn't it?

Newbie.. help with summer flowers

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:54

If sunny warm spot lavendars, echinaceas, Veronica's, perennial salvias, nepeta, geraniums, rudbekias, heleniums, agastaches, chrysanthemums, asters,....there's a start 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:36

Love rum. Used to carry a bottle in the car as a convertible driving student.    ....wot a poser!  Never tbought anything of it then ......l

 

can I prune my primroses

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:32

I do either.....cut them back now or divide and replant

Planting in a 30" x 12" square container

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 19:26

Rene, 

Philadelphus not really plants for containers.

I would prefer Camelias, azaleas, dwarf rhododendrons, kalmias, choisya sundance, Phormiums etc

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 18:25

Dove, I'm so so so sorry you have a bitterly cold wind there.  Dont fret too much.  

Hey! Its been so hot here today.   Such a gorgeous day. No wind at all,,not even a bitterly cold one 

Whilst my niece sunbathed in back garden I weeded and tidied the front. How I hate crocus.......they are the weediest thing in creation!  They only flower for a short while.  They spread like mad.  Today I removed masses of crocus foliage and hope they never return.....of course they will though 

Its good to clear at this time of year.....it clarifies my thinking about the tender stuff to put out very soon now.

Brought my mum here for the day.  Take her back soon to sleep at the hospital until a Proper care package is put in place.  She enjoyed herself....maybe the strawberries and clotted cream helped 

Looks good again tomorrow folks 

Moving a tree

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 13:06

I have moved Pyrus pendula.....to,give it away.  Loved it but it looks best as a focal point for me and pruned correctly.  

Well, I would move it now...ok, bit late but at 4' is should be fine.  Give it room and sun to reflect off those silvery green leaves.  

What grows in dark/dry areas?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 13:03

I would go for ferns and busy lizzies.  Simple, easy, floriferous throughout the summer months and elegant. For me pots of same colour busy lizzies too and white has to be for at least one pot.  

Potting up Agapanthus

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 12:58

I would separate them now.  Pot up individually in pots just sufficient to support roots.

  The best agapanthus I grew were in the garden in god soil but they occupied too big a space.....too big in winter where nothing else could grow.  However, they do need watering, feeding etc. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:42

Potty, saw it too.  Will get it before you ...........

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