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Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Try this for size.. Tamarix tetrandra (AGM). I have two in my garden where it's higher and windier and they do well in coastal planting schemes, do give them some protection during those cold easterly spells and should do well for you. They give a beautiful dusky pink colour and lyrical form.. Hope that's useful. You could try researching online plants for coastal planting. Best wishes, Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 10:34

Re: Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Message from s grant

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

Thanks Judy, they are planted behind a wall for shelter and did fine until the cold east wind in February. I will leave them there for a bit but buy replacements. Is there another that is more tolerant of sea breezes?

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 07:46

Re: Pittosporum leaves have gone

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

That's strange, never come across this before. Where have you sited the plant? Have you ever fed it? Changed or added compost / manure? Perhaps it's suffering from drought (if pot grown). Being an evergreen if all leaf has gone, it may well be on the way out.. if possible look at the roots to see if they're diseased or dying. Let us know what you find. Best wishes, Judi..

  • Posted: Fri. 26th April 2013 06:04

Pittosporum leaves have gone

Question from s grant

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'

The leaves from 2 of these shrubs have all gone. Does this mean they are dead?

  • Posted: Thu. 25th April 2013 22:00

Re: unknown tree/shrub

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

HI, Darren,
That looks very much like Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' - one of the small-leaved pittosporum cultivars. I've seen some shaped/trimmed very much like yours.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Tue. 2nd April 2013 16:48

Re: Another plant needed to be ID

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi,
The shrub is Pittosporum tobira .
The white flower looks like Shasta daisy but the leaves are wrong for that guess. Are those leaves the ones that belong with the flowers or are they overshadowing the flowers' leaves?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 6th September 2012 17:08

Re: Ideas as to what to plant appreciated

Message from Allot-a-fun-ment

In forum: Garden design

I understand Patricia's suggestion of Thyme, but feel you'd need to buy really decent sized plants to make an instant impact and well, it'd all just be Thyme.

I would personally suggest for interest all year round - depending on how long it takes for your house to sell - that you invest in four shrubs spaced out evenly starting 0.5m in from either end.

Widely available evergreen shrubs that I would suggest are Pittosporum Tom Thumb (lovely purple mature leaves with bright green juvenile leaves which turn purple, lovely plant), Pieris (various to choose from), Skimmia (various to choose from), Hebe (various to choose from) and perhaps an Aucuba. Mix them up depending on the cultivar you buy and you'll have a lovely mix of colour and texture. Buy 5-10ltr plants to give instant impact. Although these plants will need pruning in roughly 1-2 years, they are low maintenance and look good all year round. Commonly used by landscapers and professional gardeners so will give a professionally planted look to your border.

Dig a hole for each (allowing for the top of the root ball to sit roughly an inch below the eventual surface) and add a spade full of compost into the hole dug. Pop the plant in, level off and check you've put their best side facing outwards then cover with the dug out soil - press well in or gently heel in. Water in well with roughly one regular water can full each.

Add a top layer of decent quality bark mulch for weed suppressent, water retention and a professional finish.

For the plants - retail - plus a bag of compost and a bag of decent mulch, it shouldn't cost you more than £55-100.

It'll definitely give your house the edge providing the rest of the front garden area is well kept.

Good luck

  • Posted: Mon. 6th August 2012 22:16

Re: Evergreen Shrubs

Message from Judi Samuels Garden Design

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi Catherine, you could also include Choisya ternata, Pittosporum, Ceanothus, Hebe, Laurus nobilis (Bay).. there are so many.. I am always happy to talk plants. Do feel free to make contact if you would like to.
Happy plant hunting..
Best wishes, Judi.. :-)

  • Posted: Wed. 18th July 2012 07:20

Re: Addition to Medium long-lasting shrub query.

Message from Fred Beattie

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hello, have you considered pittosporum Silver Queen. I had one some years ago that grew to over six feet. Also viburnum Bodnantense Dawn is good and don,t forget camellias

  • Posted: Sat. 20th August 2011 18:17

Re: New garden, new gardener. Need help 1!

Message from Penzance Lara

In forum: Identify a plant

Aha! Thank you very much. It's a LOT like Pittosporum tobira, although the flowers are more yellow than creamy white at the moment. Now I know what it is, I can start to look after it better. The whole garden has been rather neglected. Any handy hints gladly accepted.

  • Posted: Sun. 1st May 2011 05:16

Re: New garden, new gardener. Need help 1!

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

If you look at the details of Pittosporum tobira - how different is it?

  • Posted: Sat. 30th April 2011 22:05

Re: Pittosporum 'Garnetii' Partly Died

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Pittosporum 'Garnettii'

Hi, David,
Would you be able to post a photo? Might make is easier to recommend pruning, etc (depending upon the extent and exact location of the damaged/dead bits).
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 27th April 2011 21:11

Pittosporum 'Garnetii' Partly Died

Question from David MArsh

In forum: Pittosporum 'Garnettii'

We gave a Pittosporum 'Garnetii' which the centre appears to have died off, there has been a healthy growth and leaves on several branches for the last 2 years but the centre is bare. Basically what can we do?.

  • Posted: Sun. 24th April 2011 12:24

Re: Re: A young Pittosporum

Message from Alan & Theresa

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Loxhill Gold'

Hi Kathy
Thanks for your advice. I think it will have to be replanted which I will do over the next couple of days.
Theresa

  • Posted: Tue. 19th April 2011 15:49

Re: A young Pittosporum

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Loxhill Gold'

Hi, Theresa,
It is not unusual for a plant to lose some leaves after planting, especially older leaves. However, if the leaf loss is excessive, there could some problems with either aftercare or with the planting process itself. First, has the shrub been adequately watered since planting? New plantings need regularly watering until they are established. If it has been getting adequate moisture then it could be a planting problem. Is it perhaps too deep? Or, there could be air pockets around the roots. Give the shrub a gentle tug. If it seems to 'give' easily, it may need to be dug up and replanted more firmly, with care taken to make sure there is full soil to root contact in the planting hole.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 18th April 2011 19:38

A young Pittosporum

Question from Alan & Theresa

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Loxhill Gold'

Planted about 1 month ago, why are some of the leaves drying out and becoming brittle? Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks
Theresa

  • Posted: Sat. 16th April 2011 13:55

Re: Pruning pittosporum Abbotsbury Gold

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'

Hi, Lisa,
Your 'Abbotsbury Gold' should bloom in late spring or early summer. It is in pruning group 1, which means it should be minimally pruned, after flowering, if needed. This means to simply remove any wayward, dead, damaged or diseased shoots. You can lightly shear it back, and it will grow said buds in the growing season (the rest of the summer). Have heard some gardeners say theirs liked an annual light shearing - just don't go too far back on the branches.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 14th February 2011 20:01

Pruning pittosporum Abbotsbury Gold

Question from Lisa Sargent

In forum: Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'

I am very pleased with the shrub I planted late last year...I'd like to restrict its size and have just read that it can be sheared after it has bloomed. Would this be May/June? I have also read that it produces buds for the following year after blooming - so wouldn't I be cutting them off? Advice appreciated

  • Posted: Sun. 13th February 2011 15:35

.Information please

Question from Mike Bingham

In forum: Lilium 'Fata Morgana'

Wouldlike to know about caring (in particular pruning etc.) in relation to the following please:-
Pittosporum - Abbotsbury Gold & Tom Thumb.
Sarcococca, Sambucus (Sutherland Gold & Black Beauty), Photina (Little Red Robin), Physocarpus (Lady in Red) and Cordyline

  • Posted: Thu. 14th October 2010 18:15

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Question from Mike Bingham

In forum: Lilium 'Fata Morgana'

Wouldlike to know about caring (in particular pruning etc.) in relation to the following please:-
Pittosporum - Abbotsbury Gold & Tom Thumb.
Sarcococca, Sambucus (Sutherland Gold & Black Beauty), Photina (Little Red Robin), Physocarpus (Lady in Red) and Cordyline

  • Posted: Thu. 14th October 2010 18:13