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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.  

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:42

Lee,,yes they will be fine.  Use john innes though

standishii is a favourite of mine 


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 22:16

the aussies only won because they scored more points than us.   What sort of refereee is it that allows that to happen? 


Posted: 03/10/2015 at 20:51

Don't know why I'm watching the rugby......England are being hammered 

Feeding camellias and rhododendrons

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:32

No Lena.  Just keep them watered.  I would feed in early spring.  Again in mid summer if you feel they need it.  

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:29

Wot did I say ? 

missing plants

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:26

Just look out for seedlings 

Pruning blackcurrant bushes?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 16:54

Sally, I would look to replace it if it's an old bush and not producing.  The newer varieties are very prolific.  

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