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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?
     
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  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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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 :)
     
  3. rottiepointerhouse

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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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  4. wind1

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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
     
  7. Lexiedhb

    Lexiedhb Team Ginger!

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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
     
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  8. Lurcherlad

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

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  9. LinznMilly

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    I'll have to upload pics of my tiny garden when I get home (not that it looks anywhere near as beautiful as any of yours) but I do have some news. @Lurcherlad , some of the seeds you sent me have started sprouting. :D
     
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  10. Lurcherlad

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    Yay! :)

    I shall look forward to pics when they are in flower ;)
     
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  11. Psygon

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    Loving the pictures of people's gardens coming to life with all the colour - makes me a little jealous that ours is quite a mess at the moment.

    I have taken the plunge and contacted some builders about repairing our patio tho, and the quotes are starting to trickle through. So maybe we'll have at least one part of our outdoor space looking somewhat tidy :)

    I did put some puts on the patio which brightens it up!
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    Also mowed the lawn so it gives a pretence at tidy :D Just don't look too close!
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  12. westie~ma

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    I've thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone's gardens, flowers, pots, shrubs.

    My gardening is limited to pots, pots of various diffences but still ... pots :Shy although I did jet wash my bench and picnic bench last week
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    Half done.

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    Done. Mont there ready to inspect.

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    I'm teak oiling tomorrow.

    Got pots too, fushias pink ones :D
     
  13. Psygon

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    Just realised this gives a much better view, rather than through the cat run.

    The structure at the bottom is supported fanned fruit trees. In 20 years we hope to have an outdoor room with fruit tree walls

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  14. Charity

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    A few of my roses have started coming out in the last couple of days. These three flowers are all on the same bush and completely different colours.

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  15. Lurcherlad

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    The Zantadeschia is doing well

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  16. wind1

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    My weigela has flowered wildly this year. The last couple of years it's hardly had any flowers on.

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  17. Psygon

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    I'm keen to have some movement in our garden... And I am seriously thinking about chickens, geese or something else...

    Does anyone here keep birds in their garden?

    What advise would you give to a total novice...?
     
  18. Charity

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    Why don't you ask @huckybuck, she keeps chickens
     
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  19. Lurcherlad

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    Mine are a bit sparse this year but that is down to me attacking them with the secetaurs too late in the season because they were just getting too big again! ;)

    I need to prune much harder this year, immediately after flowering.
     
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  20. wind1

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    That's probably why mine didn't flower much then, I'm always hacking things back at the wrong time of year! I still have so much to learn. I'll lightly trim it back after flowering this year.
     
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