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hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:44

Most of the shrubs and perennials I see at this time of year need their roots loosened. Some dramatically so.  Just a thought but if those roots are like this your problem will not go away.,

hydrangea 'Annabelle DEAD????

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 16:20

Rich, before planting did you check the root ball?  Did you soak it first before planting?  If the rootball was congested and dry because of this no amount of topical water will help it.


What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:49

No snot a wart Dove 

Autumn flowering wallflowers

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:47

Esspee, I think you are right.  The perennial walflowers are ok but not exciting apart from a tender variegated one I grow.  The biennials usually have superb colour and scent.

ssssssssurely not lynn 

What is this found in the garden this morning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:44

Are we all thinking this is a beautiful thing?  

So if I get a wart on the end of my nose can I call it a beauty spot? 

Instant Gardener

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:40

Make some money though when you pock their pickets 

Exotic and beautiful tree but a real nuisance

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:38

Well put Spider....someone else's at least 100 metres away.

I think Sumach will, sooner or later, cause trouble.  It does it's spreading underground and then suddenly sprouts everywhere.  In the lawn the mower cuts it whilst you dont notice.  It then sends up a few more....then .  But like bindweed.....can you prune bindweed? And what happens when you do?

Will Camellias or Viburnums survive in a narrow strip of soil?

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:29

Fairy said it all point too about camellias and acid soil.  Neutral is fine. 

Humblebee, I would go for camellias there.....they don't have a huge root system.  

A grass like miscanthus too would add movement and create a screen from early summer through to late autumn.  Good mix with camellias.  Cotinus royal purple or Grace will quickly grow from spring and provide good purple cover between the evergreens

 clearly you do have acid soil there...growing azaleas a Nandina would do well there...the Sacred Bamboo is a beautiful grass/bamboo like appearance with pink/red foliage colours


Posted: 19/08/2015 at 12:35

Dum de dum dum.......lock your doors Dove.  

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look wot she did to me........

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Such a shame......

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