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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 15:00

Not very showy, but the paleness of the foliage ( lime green) allows the flowers to stand out. Also grows very fast so pruning is essential. 

Emma, I have just seen advice that renovation pruning on an evergreen is a no-no and it should be removed/replaced.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:49

Have just seen your news Verd. I don't come on this page very often.

My mum died a few hours after yours... how strange is that? 95, and happily never in pain, and after a happy life. No regrets except that she's not here to ask all those unanswered questions.

Gardening Tool help

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:40

How about weeding a gravel drive without chemicals or bending down?

Laurel vs Photinia red robin

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:36

And can be trimmed annually to the shape you want Yvie, always avoiding nesting time.

Cottage garden flowers

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:30

When do you intend to sow your seeds, and how will you look after them? Do you have a greenhouse?

sweetpea idea

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:25

All ideas are worth trying at least once. What have you really lost if it doesn't work.

Just 2 points from me. Think about how you will pick the flowers? MD says take off all the flowers weekly to keep flowering. You may not get nice long stems with this idea, but never mind. Second, slugs and snails will have a feast?

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:17

I have a deciduous one, with lovely pale green leaves ( don'y know name,sorry) which can be pruned as hard as you like.

Garrya worth saving?

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:12

I would also cut right down. It will never look great again at that height. If it was mine I would clear the bed completely and think of a new scheme. Looks like a lovely opportunity by your front gate to wow when you arrive home. Give the edge a sharp definition. Plant some spring bulbs, a couple of choice shrubs and some summer flowering perennials. Mulch for effect. Goforit.

Snow Damage to Californian Lilac

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:06

I don't find them particularly long lived, and almost all of mine have died on me over time. Time to consider replacing it? 

Laurel vs Photinia red robin

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 14:02

Also my photinias are gradually giving up on me, while laurel goes from strength to.....

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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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