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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!

Lily planting advice

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 08:38

Thanks, *fidgetbones* ! Not sure if I have pots that deep though....!

Lily Beetle

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 02:47

Bee Witched - when you say you make a spray, what proportions do you use? How much oil to water?

attaracting birds to my garden

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 02:26

I am SO JEALOUS. We do everything we can to attract birds and other wildlife; plentiful feeders, wildlife-friendly plants, not too tidy garden. We back onto a small wood. You'd think we'd teem with birds, but no. We get blue, great and coal tits, robins, blackbirds mainly, plus biggies like magpies and woodpigeons. Now and then nuthatches. Very occasionally a wren or dunnock. NO sparrows, starlings, thrushes, bulfinches, goldfinches, or anything much else. I have no idea why! I'd be thrilled to see sparrows, starlings or thrushes which are so common  to other gardens. I don't know what else to do! We live in leafy suburbia, not a desert. What else can I do to attract other birds?

Wild Garlic

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 02:15

We have it in our garden in our woodland garden (I didn't plant it - it invaded from the wood behind). It's choked all our lovely little wood anenomes. I am trying to dig clumps of it up each year when I see it. I agree that it's very pretty and it has its place, but it's much too rampant for a small/medium garden. Keep it well controlled - if you can!

Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 02:12

 Do slugs eat chionodoxas? I am wondering if something's been munching them. Those which have emerged show signs of nibbling and it wasn't me....

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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

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Chionodoxas and aconites - advice?

Chionodoxas and aconites not coming up! 
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Novice in growing hellebores - advice, please :)

Need advice in how to treat hellebores and where to buy them 
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Advice for planting Daphne in semi-woodland 
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Even more confused about fruit tree choice now...

Advice needed about damson, bullace or gage for woodland glade area 
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Need advice choosing best damson variety 
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Algae appearing on the soil 
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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? 
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Last Post: 13/08/2012 at 11:09

Tulips in Pots

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

Pruning Rhododendons - how? Help needed!

'Anthony Waterer' has outgrown its space! 
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Creating a Hedgerow

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