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Posted: 10/01/2016 at 11:11

Morning Meomye 

no frames or templates.  Freehand with a fine bladed cordless hedgetrimmer. Feel like a sculptor doing it.  Fun and satisfying....and quick.  However, I claim no real topiary skills

I like fun in the garden.......once had a cat shaped buxus that I gave away.  

An old guy had a garden full of topiary....engine and carriage,  car, figures, all sorts.  A lovely well cared for small front garden that every passer-by stopped to admire.  According to him it is easy and any mistakes can easily be corrected. His whole life.  His pride and joy 

Go for it Meomye.  Have fun.  Let us know how you do 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 07:34

Agree Dave but Andy should still contact Burncoose.  They may well suggest waiting until spring.

agree too with flowerlover if only to get manure off those roots 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 22:30

Not sure.  Leaves are dead.  Any sign of life/green?  

Just complain anyway.....prob wasn't cheap so worthwhile 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 22:22

Andy, just send a picture of your plant to Burncoose. don't mention the manure.  It's up to you if you feel it is inappropriate but they should be able to advise you.   I would not ise manure again....just mix in ericaceous compost. 

Football season - 2014

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 22:17

The premiership is all about equals now I think.....but all mediocre.  

Man United need to turn to Jose Mourinho....remember him?  He will bring success for a couple of years amd then move on 

we have let the spanish and german sides create a huge gulf in class between us 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 22:05

Sorry Hazel, you have me puzzled now. ,!!! 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 22:02

Then I think it could be the manure Andy

burncoose, I suspect!  A nursery I often visit locally. No etiquette about naming nurseries

i would inform the nursery ......they should replace.  Email their customer care dept 

Kalmia Latifolia poorly?

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 21:21

I wonder about three things......the amount of manure you used and how fresh, wherher you planted too deep or mulched too much and cold winds.

was your kalmia bought as a plant indoors?....the 4th area of concern.  it may not have been hardened off 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 21:13

Hazel......latin,,of course.  Polish  origin as spelling suggests.  prob accounts for the lustre on the leaves 


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 19:41

Ah clari 

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