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Question from barbara vincent

When is the best time to prune spiraea?

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  • Posted: Tue. 30th September 2014 09:40
  • Last reply: Tue. 30th September 2014 14:48

Advice on treating this lilac

Question from Chris Wooff

We have a very old Lilac in our garden. There was a lot of dead wood on it which I cut away earlier this year to see what would happen. I was pleasantly surprised that the trunk has now started to make new growth (see attached picture). What would you advice wrt pruning this new growth? i.e. what should we prune and when?

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  • Posted: Tue. 23rd September 2014 12:11
  • Last reply: Tue. 23rd September 2014 14:34

Pruning hypericum androsaemum.

Question from kevin bellchambers

Can anybody tell me the best way to prune this type of hypericum for next seasons growth, it's now gone over and has been amazing with its lovely berries.
Many thanks kevin.

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  • Posted: Mon. 22nd September 2014 12:18

how to plant cercis forest pansy

Question from anne hubball

how to plant cercis forest pansy

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  • Posted: Sun. 14th September 2014 08:07
  • Last reply: Sun. 14th September 2014 08:57

Can i cut this tree back hard?

Question from Garry Pelka

The brances on this tree (i dont know the name either) have grown between 60-90cm over the course of the past year and are now getting a little out of control. Can i cut it back hard and take of most of that growth and if so, what time of year would be best?

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  • Posted: Sat. 13th September 2014 07:59
  • Last reply: Sat. 13th September 2014 23:50

where can I buy a iIex?

Question from Mr T Martin

Hi-ya, I have just asked where I can buy Ilex Night Glow, and you have asked what country I am in, I am in England, regards tom.

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  • Posted: Wed. 27th August 2014 20:32
  • Last reply: Tue. 9th September 2014 23:07

Escallonia 'Crimson Spire'

Question from rosier

Hello, fellow gardeners.

To me, 'crimson' means red, yet all the photos I've seen of this shrub suggests that the flowers are actually deep pink. I've never seen one in the flesh, so I'm hoping one of you may have one and can clarify what the flower colour actually is.

Many thanks in advance. :)

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  • Posted: Wed. 27th August 2014 18:41
  • Last reply: Wed. 27th August 2014 22:23

acer brilliantissimum

Question from anne hubball

how to prune acer brillianttisimum

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  • Posted: Sun. 17th August 2014 08:41
  • Last reply: Sun. 17th August 2014 09:41

Pollarding a crataegus laevigata 'Plena'

Question from Janet Hanley

I am a newby! I planted this tree about 3 years ago having understood it to be fairly small (height given as up to 15ft). It has already reached about 20 ft and is still going. Can I pollard it? If so when would be the coorect time to do it? Thanks.

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  • Posted: Tue. 5th August 2014 15:52
  • Last reply: Tue. 19th August 2014 14:13

Red Robin

Question from Kate

I am thinking of planting a red robin after my neighbour cut there mature trees down leaving us with no privacy. It is west facing garden, but would be in full sun, slightly sheltered by other gardens & 1.8m wall. The space for planting would be close to wall and a patio area - will roots disturb wall/patio? How far away should It be planted from wall/patio? I need about 4-6m height to give privacy needed. Any advice gratefully received.

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  • Posted: Tue. 22nd July 2014 18:48
  • Last reply: Wed. 23rd July 2014 09:14