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When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:24

Re reading your post Emily cos I misread in my haste.   so they were out all last summer?  This will be their second summer? They should have grown.  Try scratching the bark to see if there is any sign of green beneath. 

I would not have expected them to die without water over the winter.....look miserable yes but have recovered last summer

not a lot you can do except see what happens in spring.  

can anyone identify this evergreen please?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:16

The white dazzler, one I don't have supposed to be a gem.  Smaller, denser and very fragrant.  Easily slotted in a smaller space 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 18:13

That's quite nice Busy.  Maybe a tad too pretty for my macho style.....deepening my voice  

more I look at it the more I like it........nice in front of cotinus grace maybe.  Hmmmmmm! 

Some rain now but a dry quite sunny afternoon.  


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:53


When do bay trees grow?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:52

But early for new buds Emily.  few weeks,,in spring.  They are tough and will be ok 

can anyone identify this evergreen please?

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:50

There are a few choisyas around too in addition to the ususal green variety....sundance is a lovely yellow, aztec pearl with narrower leaves, aztec gold, white dazzler is smaller.  All lovely shiny aromatic leaves and vanilla/orange scented flowers.  Keep them trained as shaped balls or cones.  The yellow leaved varieties need a little shade from strong sun keenbutgreen 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 16:19



Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:18

Jekylandhide, the old foliage will collapse with first frost or two.  Just let nature take its course.  division is not always simple...roots are fragile and tend to separate easily.  Divide only if you think your clump is too big 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:12

Pittosporums will grow into trees......friend of mine has a group of them standing 30' plus.  They were never cut. 

They will grow well on a banked area Meomye 


Posted: 04/01/2016 at 15:07

Edd, takes an awful lot to offend me.     The ladies were upset but

you have apologised so hopefully we can all move on to 

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