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Plant care

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:16

Jekyl, I am talking about the PANICULATA ...the PG's......hydrangeas.  The description said Butterfly a variety of paniculata. 

Paniculatas are pruned hard as you like or less according to how big you want your flowers to be.  Your macrophyllas just need old flower heads removed as you say.  Cut to the ground and you will lose the flowers this year 

......the good guys

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:06

Can also recommend Perfect Plants, Rectory Gardens and, once again, brilliant service from Paddocks 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 12:01

Hiya Cranlan.  Warm welcome 

would you ???

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:55

no contest Steve.  Get rid of that poor imitation of grass.  if growing well and looking good I would always have grass in my garden but what you have is hard work for an ugly looking spot.

you have it dry shade (those oaks) or damp shade?  put some beautiful plants there to give you pleasure all year round with some individual specials to lift your spirits.   

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 11:23

Excellent...this is always a thread I enjoy 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:42

Got birthdays thread re started 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 10:41

Mr. Nobody's birthday today but I have one this year folks 


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:06

How can you STILL not be paid Clari?  You seem remarkably calm about the whole thing.  Who writes the cheques?  Enjoy your day anyway. 

the wind sounds horrendous out there .....getting worse I think 


Late Hellebores?

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:59

The christmas rose...H.Niger usually flowers way before xmas until about now.  The lenten hellebores can flower at any time according to whim but usually from early Jan to spring.  I have hellebores in full flower,,some just starting and others not yet.  

Reputedly hellebores do not like being moved but for me they are not.  Get  a big rootball ....they go very deep......and they will be fine 

Plant supports

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:37

Supports for delphiniums need to be at least 6' long and one per stem.   Support needed to very top. 

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