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Very leggy Philadelphus

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:07

Hey!  Got philadelphus belle Etoile in my garden in full flower right now.  Cut lawn earlier and the scent was womderful.  Ok, not long flowering but I wouldn't be without it.

Pruning is easy,peasy.  Just remove all flowered stems and one or two of the oldest stems to ground level each year.  

Lyn,if you cut it hard back last year it prob would not flower this year.  It will just make a forest of whippy growth.  I would be inclined to spur back some of the extension growth.  Bet  it flowers next year

Round Robin

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 20:01

Nice sentiments Percy.

Had robins nesting in my garage.....2 pairs.  One moment there were  eggs in the nests next thing a row of young robins perched on the garage beams ......luverly 

Problem with bush/tree in back garden

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:57

Hiya snowstorm, looks like pyracantha to me too.  Is it prickly?  

I have removed these from my garden....think they are too vicious for a garden unless trained against a wall.  Yes, get it out....wear gloves, watch your eyes, remove it bit by bit before attempting the root removal.

Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:48

Ruth50

They won't flower yet.......winter and spring is their time.

Pinch out tips for bushier plants and transplant in autumn

Ed roe, let them grow but if you want the summer space then can you move them somewhere ?  

Ideally sow in spring.  

I have stocks......similarly biennial.......now in trays, then 9cm pots then in the ground until autumn.  Planted to permanent positions then.  

Wallflowers treated just the same 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:34

Hello FORKERS

Flaming hot yet again... Felt hottest today 

Dahlias flowering or coming into flower....star child any day now.  Hope I'll like it   New to me

Andy Murray to win Wimbledon, England to win the cricket and England to win the World Cup.............

Trying to cool down with ice cold lager.

Old friend turned up earlier......now I know why I didn't keep in touch with him 

I want to gag!!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:38

Tootles,  it's why I don't brew this stuff.  

A guy I know has ths stuff on his plot.......over ripe!  (nobody ever visits him or wants his produce )

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:34

Nothing I can really say but so sorry for you Ryan.  I know how  I feel if just one plant is damaged.  

I think setbacks can make a person stronger........    But, don't kill anyone just yet!

Astrantia Roma

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:13

Morning Jim

Interesting this.

I divided Roma last autumn and planted two pieces in different locations.  One is sparsely flowering as normal but the other is exactly as your pale, almost white in places, is.  This is in almost total shade, tucked in where quite moist too.  I quite like the 2 variations if they stay that way 

So, I think two things......it's a young plant and therefore settling down or it's in a very shady spot .........?

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:53

Welcome Irish gardener.

My proposed book

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 07:52

Go for it Mike 

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