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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:00

Have I Dove?  Have I really?  hee hee hee hee 

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:43

Can't work yours out dove.  I know you are an optimist,,have a sense of humour.  Let me "idle"  a while and and ponder while I sing a little ditty?  No, it's far too difficult for me 'umble brain.  Hey, maybe our Monty comes into it somewhere.  Oh, it's that thread on snakes that's confusing me.  

Just a simple cornishman me!  

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:23

Mark, Darwinii grows so quickly so you will soon have another one.

I would digit up now, however, amd get your replacement in.  Nothing worse than a dead shrub occupying the summer garden.  Get one now amd enjoy it's flowers next spring 

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 19:14

Looks excellent Aaron.  Obviously,,keep it well watered.

It doesn't need's just fine.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:32

I tried pots  in saucers of water but that didn't work.  I did grease pots once.....when I moved pots I was covered in grease though. I domt recall it reducing slugs but maybe against snails...!  

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:28

Thought it was a Deutzia at first  but it does look like a wegeilia.

Anyway, they are both pruned the same way.

I would lift every branch and cut back every flowered section to where new shoots are growing.  I also look to take out a couple of old wood back to the ground.

(funny thing to.prove how effective pruning is.  A neighbour simply squares every shrub he has and it means his deutzia flowers amongst the leaves. Mine has arching branches high above the emerging foliage fully clothed with flowers.  I try to explain how he should prune his but he likes his table mountain shrubs )

Transplanting Grass

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:18

Why not simply sow seed Clarington?  It will germinate very quickly now.


SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:17

Hello Aaron,,

It will be the leaves that are pink.  I trim mine in spring removing every dead or dying piece.  I also prune back to opening buds   Very time consuming/boring but it then makes for a beautiful pink, white, cream and pale green shrub.  

However, for this year I would just enjoy it 

Mony Don

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:09

All my hostas are looking big and beautiful except for my new Fire Island.  May need more time to settle but it looks a weak far 

Sugs and snails

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 18:03

David, despite your nematodes, I,think the culprits are slugs and snails.

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