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Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:55

Dove, DM website?


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:51

Liri, I have a small lilac, don't know the name but it only grows about 4ft.  I have it planted at the foot of a Rowan Tree (not really a tree it's a large stump about 10ft tall and covered in ivy.  The area, as you would imagine, is fairly dry but the soil is good (neutral).  At the moment it is covered in flower buds.  It's in sun for most of the day. I only feed it with FBB in the spring and don't cosset it in any way.  Hope this helps re conditions.

Ive just bought Dicentra Alba from plantsforshade so it had better be ok in a shady spot.



Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:15

It reminds me of Magnolia × loebneri

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:10

I thought Magnolia too.  Its something about the way the flowers sit on the branches. Its like a pink Stellata


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:56

Just look at the feet Verdun, that usually tells you how big they get


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:49

No sign of blue boa here Chicky, just checked.  Forgot to check the lillies though will go back out in  a minute.  Its sunny here but the wind is really cold. 

Thought it was odd that Verdun wasted £50 on a bet, didn't seem like him at all.  Didn't get the joke though.

Kef, glad you had a good time.  Couldn't bear the thought of 4 great danes in one house.  Two westies was bad enough re dirty paw marks etc.  Love dogs but imagine clearing up after them.

Not got anything planned in the garden today might just have a relaxing one.

Will a Lavatera work in partial shade?

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:34

My Lavatera is in a similar situation and flowers beautifully.  I cut it back to about a foot high every year and by the end of the summer it's about 6ft tall.


Computers in gardening

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:24

What we really need is every plant on sale to carry a scannable label that carries all the information about its needs, likes, dislikes etc and for every gardener to be able to afford a smart phone to read it.

Be honest now

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:07

Collect them up put them in a bag and in the bin.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:00

Have a pink in shade and just planted a white in shade too.

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ID Please

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Does it make a good fence shrub 
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What's on your wishlist?

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What would you like to throw in and lock the door 
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Need to replace what I think is box

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