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Posted: 06/11/2015 at 07:30

Hello forkers

wet morning.  Wet last night. Wet forcast ......well I guess it's not cold

Red Robin (Photinia)

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 23:55


Thnk it prudent to say there have been lots of posts about Photinias.  As a hedge they could be a costly mistake. Photinias are fickle, problematic shrubs.  They can die suddenly, they constantly shed leaves at an alarming rate, they can respond to pruning or they cannot...."fickle".....and they can suddenly become ugly.  

I'm sure others will voice their opinions to help you decide.

I have grown a few different photinia the garden centres they look superb, don't they?  In my experience they rarely stay that way 

Red Robin (Photinia)

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 21:52

You can plant now if its big enough 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 21:13

No not really B3.  Will take up more space.    They will stop though so tidy them up then

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 20:04

I think the foliage could suffer because of battering by very cold winds so a tatty looking plant could present in early spring  so not just freezing temps


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 19:10

Caroline, snip off those flowers, pinch back a little and keep in those pots over winter i. GH.   If they have plenty of roots you could pot them on 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 17:20

No more jokes hosta.  Hope it all goes well 

Salix Flamingo Tree - Can I Save It??

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 17:17

Agree totally with Dove.....not an ideal pot plant 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 17:12

Thats's a bummer hosta......

that's politics fidget,


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:56

Hmmmm!  Of course I meant Frank Headley 

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