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Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:31

I meant to help,pollinate golden king  punkdoc.  friend of mine has several hollies and one in particular has masses of berries.  My golden king has some berries but I prune ......trim.....annually to maintain its shape so lose some berries because of that


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:24



Posted: 04/11/2013 at 23:42


Tried to pm you but messagIng seems down.  Split Miscanthus Variegatus today and can send you some.  

Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 23:38

If I recall correctly you need a couple of male hollies to help set berries on Golden King.  And I remember comsidering J C van Tol for this very purpose years back. 

It seems whomever classified hollies like this had a sense of humour but I think he/she was simply comfused or not so bright 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:15

Right to the ground 

Holly bush with no berries

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:12

Sounds like golden king...a female!   And bears the berries.

Prob the flowers were frosted.  


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:08


Yes in process of doing that now........from now through the month I remove all leaves.  I do it for 2 remove all traces of poss hell black spot and to enable uncluttered view of flower buds as they emerge.  I also mulch now too

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:20

Tree mallows seed well down here on the Towans etc.  Yes, prob are underrated.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:17

Bit invasive here.....keeps popping up 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:16

Not cold here folks 

Been busy......cut lots of plants down, potted up several dahlias, salvia patens, cacalifolia, Amistad, uliginosa, etc., split a few cannas, , divided some grasses  and potted them, planted  more wallflowers and stocks, etc.  so, what looked like a full border is now not so full but ready for hellebores and daffs to start doing their thing.

Several potted azaleas and Rhodos showing loads of buds.....spring ,is just around the corner 

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