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New growth or rootstock growth on forysthia?

Question from M McC

In forum: Trees and shrubs

There is an old forsythia in our shared garden, and it has turned into a small tree, with diseased growths. I would like to rejuvenate it over a few years, so I cut back about a third of the branches last year. There is new growth but I'm not sure if it is from the rootstock. Please can anyone advise? Thank you.

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  • Posted: Mon. 19th March 2018 17:08

Is it too late to prune wisteria?

Question from M McC

In forum: Wisteria floribunda 'Alba'

There is a wisteria in our shared garden that is about 20 years old but has apparently never flowered. It is a large, well- established plant. I meant to prune it it in Jan/Feb but forgot because of the hard winter. Is it too late now? The garden is in Edinburgh, so I wondered if I could still prune as in colder North. I would be grateful for advice.

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  • Posted: Mon. 19th March 2018 16:16

Help me identify this flower

Comment from Colin Majury

In forum: Identify a plant

I was wondering if anyone out there could help me identify this flower.

Many thanks in advance.

UPDATE------Found it....Nigella damascena

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  • Posted: Sun. 18th March 2018 17:52
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th March 2018 07:08

New Social Media Easter competition for Shoot

Comment from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

During the run up to Easter this year, we will be offering the chance for one lucky winner to win a 5 year subscription to Shoot worth £119. The competition will close on Easter Monday, so get your entry in quick if you want to be in with the chance of winning!

Shoot is an award-winning website which allows you to choose the right plants, but them in the right place and get detailed care reminders for each of the plants in your garden direct to your email inbox. Also use our garden planner to design or re-create your garden. Our planner was awarded a Which Best Buy in 2009! So who better to help you plan your garden as you get ready this Spring?

To enter:

You can enter via Shoot’s social media pages on Facebook or Twitter. Only one entry necessary.

Facebook: Like ShootGardening and comment on our competition post

Twitter: Follow @shootgardening and retweet the competition post

The competition closes on Sunday, 2nd April 2018. Good luck!

Terms and Conditions
The competition will run from 08:30 on Sunday, 18th March 2018 to 23.59 on Sunday, 2nd April 2018. The competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 excluding employees and affiliates of Shoot Limited. One winner will win a 5-year home (hobby) Shoot subscription worth £119. A winner will be chosen at random after the closing date and contacted either with a private message on Facebook or a Direct Message on Twitter by Shoot Limited by 23.59 on Friday 6th April 2018. A new winner will be selected at random if the original winner does not confirm their acceptance of the prize within two weeks of being notified. The prize is non-transferable and has no cash alternative. Only one entry is permitted per person. The name of the winner and runners up may be shared on Shoot’s social media pages. Shoot Ltd reserves the right to withdraw the competition at any time and for any reason. This competition is not endorsed or administered by Facebook or Twitter. By entering the competition, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.

The promoter is Shoot Limited, 14 Weller Street, London, SE1 1QU

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  • Posted: Sun. 18th March 2018 08:15

I'd like to know the name of this plant

Photo from Philip

In forum: Identify a plant

Habitat: Garden, shady area with cyclamen and ivy.
Date: 17th March.

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  • Posted: Sat. 17th March 2018 19:16
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What plant is this

Question from Kajen

In forum: Identify a plant

This was in a bunch of flowers I bought in supermarket - it started sprouting underneath the leaves...
Could somebody please identify this and advise me how to propogate if it’s possible

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  • Posted: Wed. 14th March 2018 16:47
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th March 2018 10:04

Weedkiller brand Gallup

Question from coopern

In forum: Pests, diseases and weeds

Wondering whether Gallup brand weedkiller, in all its variants, is anything more than the many glysophate based weedkiller available in most garden-supplies stores and centres in the UK. In other words is it worth making a special effort to get Gallup or will any 360/l glysophate weedkiller be just as effective? Thanks.

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  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2018 15:40

Hedge- help to identify and treat please

Question from Melanie Harries

In forum: Identify a plant

I’ve recently moved into a house with a hedge which is showing brown patches. Being a complete novice to gardening, I’m not sure what it is and therefore how to treat it. I have had some advice that it is irreversible damage and should be removed but want to check this is correct before taking drastic action, as I’d much prefer to treat and keep th hedge if at all possible. Any advice very welcome!
Many thanks in advance,

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  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2018 15:40
  • Last reply: Thu. 15th March 2018 14:38

What on earth is this called

Question from gill barrie

In forum: Identify a plant

Please does anyone know what this is

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  • Posted: Mon. 12th March 2018 11:54
  • Last reply: Mon. 19th March 2018 14:22

Is this a type of succulent?

Photo from Janice Man

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi all, I’ve got these grown all over my garden but I have no idea what they are called? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  • Posted: Sun. 11th March 2018 18:15
  • Last reply: Wed. 14th March 2018 18:20