Woodgreen wonderboy


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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!

Is my bay tree dead?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:35

I agree chances of success are low but a loved tree is worth one more go, and this method saved a "rubbed" tree of mine.

Is my bay tree dead?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 21:28

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 21:23

Sunny and warm in Hampshire but very windy which helped keep me cool working on the garden, except when my hat blew off.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 20:33

9 hours slog finishing front garden, more or less, apart from some odds and ends. Next week free for planting dahlias, runners and filling gaps in borders. Have definitely broken the back of the big clear up for open day on the 16th. Probably broken some other things too, but at least my 4th edging tool held out. Flat out in front of laptop and TV, with a glass of something.

Love Christo's books, chicky... have you read his correspondence with Beth Chatto?

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