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Chelsea Chop

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 09:01

Thank you so much, Verdun, Obelix and Gardenmaiden! Really helpful

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:34

I'd like a more comprehensive list of choppable plants - is there a rule of thumb? I don't want to hack all my flowers unnecessarily! 

Unusual cowslips

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:31

I've seen an orangey type of cowslip in the wild, at Down Bank in Kent, where there are thousands of cowslips and primroses. Also the odd primrose variant. Maybe a garden seed escapee, or cross-breeding - one primula was bright pink!

bulbs dieing back for next year

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 23:28

Yes, I'd like to second what sanjy67 asks. Can you dig them out now and store them elsewhere?

I also am confused about tulips. Is it worth keeping them when they're in pots? Will they flower another year or should I dig them out and discard after flowering?

And if I plant tulips in the ground next year, will they come up the following year or do I have to dig them up?


No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:14

Some crab apples are really small. Little round fruits, slightly bigger than cherries. You can still use them for jelly though

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 00:31

Hello all,

I'd love to plant a magnolia stellata but I'd like a pink one. In my internet searches, I find that 'Rosea' is probably better than 'Rosea King' and is slightly smaller.I don't want one which will grow too tall and I'd prefer it to be scented, even if only lightly.

Does anyone have experience of either of these forms? Also I can't find anywhere online which supplies 'Rosea' apart from a plant in a 9 cm pot! Ideally I'd like one in a 2-3 litre pot.

Any advice on this welcome!


Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:39

Wow! Beautiful.

I didn't realise they were called Valentine's Day - thought that was when they were in flower! 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 14:31


How do I get some to bloom like that next year???

Lily Beetle

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:44

Thank you - I've already ordered some! 

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:42

Ahhhhhh - that might be my answer RIGHT. (wildlife friendly) slug pellets to the rescue - for any remaining bulbs!

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Discussions started by wisehedgecrone

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Advice needed - which one, which supplier? Are they scented? 
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Last Post: 30/03/2015 at 22:30

Lily planting advice

Turk's Cap and Tiger Lilies - when and how to plant? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2015 at 08:38

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Chionodoxas and aconites not coming up! 
Replies: 26    Views: 546
Last Post: 11/03/2015 at 20:13

Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Need advice in how to treat hellebores and where to buy them 
Replies: 14    Views: 549
Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 18:43

Which Daphne?

Advice for planting Daphne in semi-woodland 
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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 12:07

Chimney Pot planting

How do you plant up a chimney pot? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:22


How do I get rid of bracken from established borders? 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 13:13

Even more confused about fruit tree choice now...

Advice needed about damson, bullace or gage for woodland glade area 
Replies: 5    Views: 836
Last Post: 14/08/2012 at 16:53

Choosing a damson tree

Need advice choosing best damson variety 
Replies: 2    Views: 995
Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 10:36

Soil problem? (Newly created woodland area)

Algae appearing on the soil 
Replies: 1    Views: 554
Last Post: 11/08/2012 at 13:36

No apples and few crab apples.... :(

Sunset apple - no fruit at all. John Downie Crab: very poor. Why? 
Replies: 11    Views: 1245
Last Post: 01/04/2015 at 20:25

Tulips in Pots

Patio tulips - should I dig them out? 
Replies: 9    Views: 1117
Last Post: 11/08/2012 at 15:31

Pruning Rhododendons - how? Help needed!

'Anthony Waterer' has outgrown its space! 
Replies: 1    Views: 621
Last Post: 26/06/2012 at 16:36

Creating a Hedgerow

Replies: 12    Views: 1755
Last Post: 15/11/2012 at 14:24
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