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Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 23:40

The plants you cut back, I assume they are in the ground, should be left there to grow again this year Justin. 

Marc, depending on soil, climate, etc., bonariensis will grow pretty tall.  I pinch out to encourage more stems so less tall but still 6 or 7 ' 

New Apple tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 23:36

It's such a temptation to let a young tree produce a fruit but resist.  Allow the tree to build up bEfore fruiting.  The blossom is fine.  Wont affect the development of the tree. 

Red robin tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:40

No just leave it for a while.  See what it does.  Feeding it or pruning it will not address its "distress" but could make it worse.  Hopefully spring will improve it

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:35

Sorry Justin

what do you mean by cut plants?  

Hydrangea Help

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 22:32

You may have hydrangea paniculata will form on new growth made this year.  Leave well alone for a while.  New shoots will appear from low down if so

Red robin tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 21:00

No.  Let it be for a while.  See what happens. Feeding etc won't help things right now

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:59

Well Justin.  This year...late summer/autumn look for seedlings and pot them up.  Keep in greenhouse over winter.

bonariensis often does survive winter.......

Red robin tree

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:26

Just treat it the same as the others.  You may be cosseting it too much. 

Plants growing through mulch

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:23

Mulch in autumn for me.  I tend to cover everything then.


Posted: 07/04/2015 at 20:13

Wish you inspiration for your eulogy Dove .......hmm,,doesn't sound right but wish you well in choosing "bestest" words 

roasting day but think it will be cool tonight 


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