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Spring-flowering shrubs, such as physocarpus, philadelphus, forsythia and weigela produce their blooms on the woody stems made in the previous year. Cut out these stems as soon as the flowers have faded (or by July at the latest) and leave
Hi Just placing a very large order of lovely plants from this site, was only ordering a couple of plants but have got carried away....The order form does come with free azalea and begonias, but told one of the spring 2013 order brochures also comes
but prefer the tete ta tete variety, love 'grape hyacynths'...yellow and blue together is the best sight of spring each year. However, I have to agree with the comments about forsythia and ribes.....but then again, any colour that marks the emergence
Chris, 2 metres? You seemed about 3 metres up! ? I disagree with the thought that you can keep feeders up in Spring/ Summer. I have , for the first time, and , reluctantly, took down my feeders. To my amazement , i have had just the same
I have decided to plant my spring flowering bulbs in pots because the squirrels keep digging them up. Can I leave the pots in the greenhouse or do they need to be outside (protected from pests)? Also when I have bought already flowering bulbs
Hi All! Like many others I stored spring and summer bulbs in a container in the garden and they've nearly all bolted including tulip, hyacinths, fritillaria rubra - I got them out yesterday to start planting and although they smell pretty bad
will tulip daffs and bluebells that have come up blind this year flower next year ? Or is it wiser to dig them up and dump them?
Four swallows seen in Wilts and South Glos. Thrilling! saw my first pipistrelles tonite. No swallows yet though Great news soon it will be the swifts
this has been a very up and down winter season one minute its mild next water logged! now were freezing it out and the plants dont know if there comming or going. the dafs are in bud a few i belive are in flower the tulips are showing signs of leaf the only things thast are in tu...
Twelve wonderful sculptors pur on an amazing show at the Bristol University Botanic Garden for the Easter Weekend when it was too cold to garden. Here are some of my favourites. more - I shall give you a list of the sculptors and their speciality later ...