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Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:06

Ha ha 

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:59

You copied me Philippa 

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:56

You copied me Dove........

Mock Orange

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:50

Betty you are cutting off the flowering wood. So the solution is simple....leave it alone until it flowers in June or so. Then prune out the flowered stems back to new shoots.  To reduce fhe height of your mock orange trace one or two or three of the old stems....the greyish wood stems is a give away.....right back to the ground.  Do this every year and you will have a denser more compact plant 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:46

Yvie, cannas are an addiction.  Be warned    I grow quite a few 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 15:28

Hmmmm!  Windy and wet to come...Guess it's the junk food today!  However, it will still be warm 

Another grass lifted and divided.  Gaillardias potted up too.  Grass done.  

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:21

Will cut grass soon

dug up a large phormium sundowner earlier.  Divided, potted up and replanted.  A mass of roots and foliage.  Although a piece has been replanted this will be an area to revamp to include some plants waiting to move in

pulled out another couple of tomato plants....every single tomato has ripened and provided fruit for several weeks now. 

well, it's dry.  But sunshine?  No not really today.  Cooler.  Autumnly feel.  Almost a shock to the system after such a warm spell of weather.  And rain to come

Choisya Sundance

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:07

Mould plants to how you want them Sandy.....not the other way round.  Plus you learn how plants respond this case that pruning offen is not a mystery or something to be nervous about 

Maintenance only anyone?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 13:05

never really at "maintenance only" plant pauper.  I'm always changing stuff, sometimes on a whim.  

Dug up a large phormium this morning and divided it potting up a few clumps too.  Replanted a piece of it.  However, it will now be an area to re design.  I enjoy the  physicality of digging up large plants anyway.  

I always have ideas to change and improve.....makes me pretty popular when I do this cos I have plants to give away.    I am pretty ruthless though about plants and will discard those that don't earn their corn.  

So...far from "maintenance only" for me 


Choisya Sundance

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:54

Sandy, I trimmed my sundance only a couple of weeks but best done in spring.  It is a poor flowerer but grow only for the foliage anyway.

you can cut it pretty hard actually and it will regrow quite quickly.  Done in spring it will recover well.  

I grow choisyas generally as mounded shrubs......a bit like use secateurs to cut thicker branches at first.  In mid summer you can use shears to smarten it up.  

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