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Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:42

Hiya Pepper

You can prune this drastically back....something I have done to rejuvenate it.  I would prune back to sturdy self standing framework or hard back and lean it away from the wall until rebuilt.  

I would use galvanised wires and screw in eyes.  are you allowed to do that to the new  wall?  You won't need more than 3 or 4 wires.

After attaching to framework I would apply a generous granular feed.  

Grasses

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:58

Ever tried pennisetum Villosum Matty?  I love this one.  Bit different to the others.

(slightly more tender I guess)

Small nurseries online

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:56

Oh, plants for Small Gardens will include a free plant too with every order. 

Still need convincing about eBay but........

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:54

Hiya Jess

I grow,this variety too.  

I wonder if vine weevils were the culprit.

I am determined to keep my Pink Marble compact so I pruned back quite hard in its first,year and since.  

Just re read,your post and now think caterpillars or snails were the nibblers.  Weevils tend to eat notches and dont "decimate" leaves like that.....in my experience anyway.  tiny snails in late summer can wreak havoc but caterpillars were a maor menace last year on a wide range of plants.

I would use nematodes Jess in the spring assuming snail damage

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:40

You're thinking of Ribena KEF. 

Amazing change of weather.  Was nice and bright but now it's dark.......oops!  

Plants in GH and conservatory needed watering. Cuttings in trays potted into separate pots now including pelargoniums, osteospermums, penstemons, salvias and agastaches.  

Can this mild winter continue?  No really cold weather yet.....tempting fate?  

Small nurseries online

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:37

To add to list of small nurseries online, check out Plants for small gardens.  Had my first order supplied today and everything about them was first class and efficient.  (posted this on Good Guys thread too...well, I relish the publicity )

......the good guys

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:29

Plants for Small Gardens is a new nursery for me.  Excellent quality plants, excellent communications and immediate dispatch.  Defo one of the good guys

Grasses

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:26

Good point fleurisa. ....ESP some of the flowers on the  sedges.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:23

My plant parcel arrived...fun tracking, receiving and unpacking.  

That leaf mould.....lovely stuff.  I used to get bags of it from a local woods.  Think now it was illegal but had tons of it.

Cheeky woody and KEF.  

Still lovely weather here.  After foodbank will take spike for a walk/run to the beach 

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 09:04

Gardenjeannie, it's exciting tho isn't it?  

Plants  need to earn their keep......if they don't plant something else 

Re lavendar, I grow a dainty variegated one.  Lovely but as a hedge would prob not survive.  Think it a but tender.  

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