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Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:34

Have you kept it watered over this hot spell? honeysuckles don't like to be dry. When did you plant?  Don't over fuss it with fertiliser and compost though. give it time if recently planted


Left over turfy bits

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:32

With left over turves I bury them in the garden.  If preparing a new lawn I bury the top turves upside down. Or in a planting area.  Or in veg patch.  Or upside down in compost heap.  Or stack them for use in the autumn.

Cutting Back Dead Wood

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:18

Yes, remove it. put  it and yourself out of your misery 

Advice on a shrub please.

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:16


choisya for me too. Berberis Darwinnii for those orange flowers in spring. Ilex 

golden King grown to it's natural come shape. Ok, it doesn't flower but it is showy. Ceanothus Concha for its dazzlingly blue flowers, evergreen foliage and fast growth 


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 19:30

go for the winter flowering and spring flowering carneas Dianne.  They tolerate acid,,neutral and alkaline soils.  They have green,,yellow, orange foliage and flowers from white to pink.  I would add compost to planting hole and mycchorrizal fungi.  They do well in dry soils and thrive on neglect

Is my palm dead

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 18:09

I would leave it for a couple of weeks or so then take off any totally brown leaves


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:27

I grow arum lilies Lily.  In the shadiest part of the garden but it is dry...too dry.  I water it  , esp over past week.  They will grow in water too.  So, moisture, shade and avoid frost pockets.  I think it is a very under rated plant.  In shade/partial shade  it is glorious.  In sun give it plenty of water in good soil 

Knotweed or Bindweed?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:14

it was the red colour Dove.  There is quite a lot of knotweed down here and the stems have that colour and tend to grow like that.  the bindweed I see is nothing like that.    I bow to your superior knowledge folks . Glad to be wrong.  Hope I am. 

Andy, it is amazing.  Such a small country yet we in Cornwall are so far ahead of things we see in gardeners world.  The programme tells us what is appearing in the garden yet we have it going over....

Is my palm dead

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:07

I would water and feed.  It's not looking too bad Paulette 

palms do have a habit of dropping old leaves 

Low Growing plants

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 17:05

Agree with that Punkdoc.  

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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