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Prune in Summer, not Spring

Tip from Heather Shepherd

In forum: Magnolia x soulangeana

Prune in Summer, not Spring. Check other websites (such as the RHS), or your gardening books to confirm. Spring pruning will make the branches bleed.

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  • Posted: Tue. 24th February 2015 20:45
  • Last reply: Wed. 25th February 2015 22:25

Summer pruning required, not spring.

Tip from Heather Shepherd

In forum: Magnolia 'Heaven Scent'

Summer pruning required, not spring. Spring pruning will make the cuts bleed. Check out the RHS website for bette pruning advice

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  • Posted: Tue. 24th February 2015 20:34
  • Last reply: Wed. 25th February 2015 22:25

Anise-scented & loved by hummingbirds

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Salvia ‘Black and Blue‘ is anise-scented & loved by hummingbirds

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  • Replies: 0
  • Posted: Mon. 23rd February 2015 13:32

Help to identify a plant

Comment from Eamonn Haslam

In forum: Identify a plant

Can you help to identify the plant in the picture and also is it harmful to dogs if eaten? It is growing through the lawn in a shaded area. Many thanks.

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Mon. 23rd February 2015 09:34
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd February 2015 14:02

Triteleia laxa planting time

Question from Steve

In forum: General

If I plant the corms in the ground in April would they then flower mid summer

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  • Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2015 12:14
  • Last reply: Tue. 24th February 2015 11:20

when can I plant

Question from Denise Priestman

In forum: General

when can I plant hederacea flora pleno?

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Sun. 22nd February 2015 12:05
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd February 2015 18:44

Please can anyone tell me what this is?

Comment from Jonathan Sharpe

In forum: Identify a plant

I found 2 of these in a skip and thought they were interesting and before I plant these out. I would like to know more. The plant is about 45 cm /18 inches high with tiny tomato like fruit. The stem is quite woody which you can't see in the photo.

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Sat. 21st February 2015 11:16
  • Last reply: Sat. 21st February 2015 14:47

Non-flowering vinca

Question from rebecca wingar

In forum: Vinca minor 'Gertrude Jekyll'

I have 3 Vinca in total, 1 in my front garden and 2 in the back garden. They have spread extremely well in the 5 years since they were planted, and are very healthy, but they have never flowered. Can anyone explain this, and/or give me any tips to solve this.
Many thanks!

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Fri. 20th February 2015 19:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd February 2015 18:57

Do you prune it back in spring

Question from Mick Waters

In forum: Verbena canadensis 'Homestead Purple'

Do you prune it back in spring

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Fri. 20th February 2015 16:03
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd February 2015 19:24

Pruning a mulberry tree

Question from sam stratford

In forum: Trees and shrubs

I have a large mulberry tree in the south of france. I think I am too late to prune it, what do I do now as it has the established old wood but also the new wood of last year. Can I prune it still now or wait until march or April ? We still have the occasional ground frost.

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  • Replies: 1
  • Posted: Fri. 20th February 2015 12:10
  • Last reply: Mon. 23rd February 2015 19:37