Our gardens 2018

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Lurcherlad, Apr 16, 2018.


  1. rottiepointerhouse

    rottiepointerhouse PetForums VIP

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    I've got two Lavatera Barnsley Baby plants which I got last year because they were supposed to be for patio pots but they got very tall and difficult to support in the pots. I cut them down to foot or two and they've just started growing again. I want them to flower like last year but not get quite so tall and lanky looking. If I cut them when they are tall enough will they bush out and still flower or should I just leave them to it?
     
  2. Lurcherlad

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    I think pruning them to the required height once they reach that will at worst just lose you the flowers on the bits you’ve cut off and if you’re lucky might force some new shoots to form on the rest.

    Alternatively, cut them back by half again now (so long as there are nodules below) and you might be more likely to get a shorter, bushier plant when it finishes this season’s growth.

    I thought I’d lost my LBB but spotted a few short shoots coming from what I thought was the dead remains left in the ground :)
     
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    Thank you, I think I will prune them when they reach the height I want them. They do already look bushier at the height they are now from being cut back. Last summer they were a nightmare to support. My OH is a nightmare in the garden for protesting if I cut anything when its got flowers on it so I had all this lanky branches hanging and looking very scruffy.
     
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    I have come back after a 4 day break and the garden is going wild!

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    We are taking part in the open garden event this year and all proceeds go to local hospice. The rock garden is exploding with colour. Greenhouse is flourishing and some new grass has been seeded where moles destroyed 2 years ago. Loving all the photos of everyone’s gardens
     
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    I'm usually a petunia fan but this year have gone about begonia mad in all my pots!! 20180518_172652-COLLAGE.jpg
     
  8. Lurcherlad

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    Getting a bit more colour coming through in the garden ...

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