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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:08

I think that going down the seed route will take several years before you get flowers. Others may have more experience than I do, but I think that your gardening efforts are better used in other directions. If you want some more alliums buy good quality bulbs from the expert growers.


Posted: 09/06/2013 at 14:00

 I live close to you and do not have this problem, yet! Which is no consolation to you of course. I did manage to spray mine very early as the buds were first showing. I note you spray as well, so was timing the difference, do you think? Good luck with your plantings. You could try Bonica 82, and Complicata, which is a big flowrerer


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:15

I have been working on my garden in preparation for the open day next Sunday. What I need now is some sun to let me finish off the many jobs still to do, and some rain to freshen things up. Oh yes, and a lovely day on the 16th. What are my chances?

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:12

We all look at our gardens and see things we wish were different. Why did I put that plant there, that tree is to large for the space, that shrub is overcrowding it's border. Never mind, it's the way it is and you will get opportunities to change things and spend even more money.

If you had a "Chelsea" perfect garden all you would ever dare to do is the odd snip here, pull out that weed there. That's not gardening... more like outside housework! Horrid thought

How long until my philadelphus/ mock orange flowers?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:05

No,that is completely the wrong time as you will remove all that year's flowering wood. Wait until June-ish for it to flower and cut back those stems that have dead flowers on them. With luck you will also see fresh, softer stems which you must leave well alone as these are next year's treats.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 13:01

Sunny periods in Hants, still a bit windy, but have been out and watered my pots which is a regular Sunday treat.

Is my bay tree dead?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 09:29

Not sure how my post of yesterday, has been repeated this morning. Not my doing. I was barely awake at 8.18. Not trying to belabour my point!!

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 09:03

I started this garden from scratch as it was a new house 14 years ago. At the begining you are in charge as the gardener, taking decisions on the overall design, placement of structural plants and trees, digging out beds,choosing colour schemes etc. Then comes the stage when the garden takes over and you are almost entirely in a responsive role. The garden essentially takes the decisions on whay happens next, as some plants thrive, others die, the garden takes on it's shape. The creative skills become second best to maintenace, with only limited chances to change things as small opportunities occur when something dies or needs replacing. Carry on in creative mode and the risk is that your garden will be over-designed and overcrowded. Still good, but something in the design will have been lost. such is the joy of managing an established garden. Ho-hum! 

Is my bay tree dead?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:18

Wrap a pair of tights around the wound as tight as you can to "replace" the bark. Water well and cross your fingers. May not work but worth a try, and can't harm it if it is still alive.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:25

V. Yes, it went half way to Ringwood!

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