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What tree/bush to choose

Tip from Tamara

In forum: Garden design

Hi, I have a very small garden (4x5 meters) and want a tree or a bush in one corner. I was thinking a white multi stem tree like Jacquemontii but it is to high. I don't want anything taller than 2.5 meters. The space is partly shaded, and new top soil will be put down. Alternatively I'm looking into a shrub like Syringa Meyeri 'Palibin' (a dwarf lilac) but have my heart set on a tree. Is there a good middle-ground or another plant that I haven't encountered yet that I should considered? Any advise is much appreciated.

  • Posted: Wed. 6th February 2019 15:10

Orange Blossom

Message from Angela Stone

In forum: Identify a plant

I think its official name is Syringa - not sure about spelling.

  • Posted: Thu. 5th October 2017 13:03

Re: Plant ID for London area Shurb

Message from Brenda

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi....no expert in any sense, but could this be a variety of Philadelphus (Mock Orange)....known for it's beautiful scent,and remembering from my childhood, a popular planting in London along with Lilac (Syringa?).

Good luck.
Brenda

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 12:03

Re: Any ideas what this is called?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

The spent flower head, makes me wonder if it is a lilac or syringa vulgaris

  • Posted: Mon. 12th June 2017 12:18

Re: Any ideas what this is called?

Message from thomas stone

In forum: Identify a plant

That's a form of lilac, syringa vulgaris should be flowering around may

  • Posted: Mon. 12th June 2017 06:22

Bewildered amateur needs help!

Comment from Alexa

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi!

I've recently moved into a house that has a beautifully established rock garden with hundreds of plants and I'm determined to give it some much needed TLC. I'm an extremely enthusiastic amateur and as such, feel totally overwhelmed!

I've been pouring over any number of books, especially Hessayon's 'Expert' series but some of the pictures aren't so clear, I imagine this is due to the age of the editions I'm using.

As such, I need any and all help identifying most of the plants. I have many theories as to what each thing is but would be much happier with some second opinions!

First up, any ideas what this is? (I've a number of ideas and apologies if it's obvious! - Due to my lack of lingo, the plant identifier seems a bit daunting!)

UPDATE - I think it may be a Syringa Meyeri 'Palibin'.

  • Posted: Sat. 17th May 2014 19:07

Re: syringa 'v Mrs Edward Harding

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Hi, Zoe,
You can grow most anything in a pot but the plant will determine how much maintenance it will need. Since this particular lilac gets quite large, you will want to eventually have it in the largest pot it can be in given the spot you want to place. Don't start too large straight away if the plant is small - you'll want to gradually pot up until you to the max container size you want. Once it is in the largest pot desired, you will need to root prune every 3 years or so, make sure it gets regular water & feeding, and keep it pruned as per its pruning requirements. So, it is possible, just takes some work.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 24th May 2012 21:21

syringa 'v Mrs Edward Harding

Comment from Zoe Hart

In forum: Syringa vulgaris 'Mrs Edward Harding'

Can I grow this in a pot or should it be in the ground?

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd May 2012 20:28

Re: syringa madame lemoine

Message from Ann

In forum: Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Hi!
thanks for taking the time.
Plant was about just over a foo when I bought it, from a national trust property so I know it's a goodie! I'm feeding it with "Westland" slow release granular food. Hope this info is of help. Ann

  • Posted: Fri. 6th August 2010 20:41

Re: syringa madame lemoine

Message from Valerie Munro

In forum: Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Hi Ann

The first question is, how big was the plant when you first bought it?

And the second is - you say that you have been feeding it, can I ask you with what. There are many different plant fertilisers on the market, and with each comes a sightly different formulation.

In my experience, this is often the clue to the non-floweringness of a flowering plant. You talk of healthy leaves, so we know that it is thriving. If you can give me this information, then I can help you find a suitable answer to get your plant to a great flowering future!

Talk soon

Auntie Planty
www.auntieplanty.com

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 10:14

syringa madame lemoine

Question from Ann

In forum: Syringa meyeri 'Palibin'

Hi, I planted a syringa madame lemoine about a year ago and although there are plenty of healthy green leaves on the plant it hasn't flowered at all this year. I'm promised large very fragrant blooms and can't wait! Is this normal? and how long beforethe flowers appear? I have fed it well and as mentioned it looks very healthy. Any advice welcome and many thanks. Ann

  • Posted: Wed. 4th August 2010 16:42

New bed

Message from Anna Taylor

In forum: Garden Landscaping and Design Forum Event

Dear Anne,

I am not sure either what the affect coal dust would have on soil - I know that coal ash (after burning) is not good for soil, unlike wood ash. It contains all sorts of chemicals that can both leech into the soil and deplete the soil of nutrients.

Have you taken a soil test in the area to see the pH ?

If in any doubt I would start by trying to remove as much dust as possible, and maybe a few inches of the topsoil and improving the soil well. Mixing well rotted horse muck, mushroom compost and / or home compost will improve the soil structure and add some nutrient. Also a bone meal added to the soil before planting will give further feed to what is likely to be a very thin, dry and depleted soil. Dig over the area well, don't just add to the surface, otherwise the roots of your new plant will struggle to establish and look for water.

I would then go for a shrub that is tough and reliable - I assume it doesn't need to be evergreen, and could cope with less than favourable growing conditions.

I think the best range of flowering shrubs can be Viburnums, they are strong, healthy and beautiful flowering,

V. x bodnantense or V. x carlcephalum are two of my favourites.


There are also lilacs (Syringa vulgaris) and buddleja davidiis that grow hard and well next to railways traditionally and would take the weight of feeders.

Hope this helps,

Anna Taylor
http://www.landscaper.org.uk
http://www.woodhouselandscape.co.uk

  • Posted: Thu. 15th April 2010 18:50

Lilac in a pot

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Trees and shrubs

Hi, Diane,
Well, not sure who gave you that advice, but I disagree with it. As a general rule, Syringa (Lilacs) tolerate a wide range of soil conditions - including slightly acidic to alkaline. In fact, they prefer a slightly alkaline soil, a type NOT created by ericaeous compost. Ericaceous compost is an acidic compost best for planting things like Rhododendrons, Camellias, Ericas, etc. I would advise you to change the compost.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd June 2009 21:53

lilac

Message from Rachel Atkinson

In forum: General

hi there susan,

first of all, are they are in pots because if they are then a re-pot with ericaceous compost is definately a must. Also when was the last time you pruned your syringa's? if it;s the common lilac you have then you need to remove any wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent healthy framework. do this in either late winter or early spring, then again in late summer, early autumn to prevent the bleeding of the sap. a feed wouldn't hurt so either an ericaceous plant food or sequestrian of iron should be fine. hope it works.

rachel.

  • Posted: Thu. 9th April 2009 18:00