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  Topic: Pruning Magnolia
somccabe

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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:25 am   Subject: Pruning Magnolia
Its definitely not Stellata. I specifically wanted M Soulangeana but I've always had a feeling that I was sent the wrong tree. The flower buds are purplish opening up to pinkish. There are buds appear ...
  Topic: Pruning Magnolia
somccabe

Replies: 6
Views: 7942

PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:50 pm   Subject: Pruning Magnolia
I didn't prune it. Haven't touched it since I bought it in 2007. Pretty sure the company I bought it off hadn't pruned it either. It seems to have sprouted a lot of stems in the past 2 seasons.
  Topic: Pruning Magnolia
somccabe

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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:05 am   Subject: Pruning Magnolia
Thanks Greenage.
I'm just worried that 13 stems is too many. Would this be normal for a Magnolia?

Regards,

Sharon
  Topic: Pruning Magnolia
somccabe

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:25 pm   Subject: Pruning Magnolia
Hi all.
JUst wondering if anyone can help. I have a Magnolia Soulangeana which I planted about 4 years ago. Its doing ok, I've even been getting a few flowers each year. The question I want to ask is ...
  Topic: Railway sleepers
somccabe

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PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:07 pm   Subject: Railway sleepers
Cheers Dave. I need about 40 so maybe scaffolding planks are the way to go. Never even thought of them.
  Topic: Railway sleepers
somccabe

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PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:38 pm   Subject: Railway sleepers
Hi there,
Does anyone have any advice on where to buy railway sleepers? Cheap as possible and no creosote.

Thanks,
  Topic: Dicksonia Antartica tree ferns-could they be dead?
somccabe

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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Thu May 27, 2010 8:11 pm   Subject: Dicksonia Antartica tree ferns-could they be dead?
Mine is alive too. Wow! Delighted I didn't dig it up. I'm happy for you diver. What about you Protein? Any sign of life yet?
  Topic: Dicksonia Antartica tree ferns-could they be dead?
somccabe

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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:16 pm   Subject: Dicksonia Antartica tree ferns-could they be dead?
I am also in this tragic boat. I have it 2 years and I am embarrassed to admit how much I love it. I even got out of bed on a few occasions to go outside and make sure I'd covered it. But I think I w ...
  Topic: Old hawthorn hedge
somccabe

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:09 pm   Subject: Old hawthorn hedge
That was my first post on this site so I'm delighted with all the replies and especially the quality of the advice. I'll take it all on board and show the results after I've cut it in the autumn. Had ...
  Topic: Old hawthorn hedge
somccabe

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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:20 pm   Subject: Old hawthorn hedge
Hi there,
I have an old hawthorn hedge in my back garden. It hasn't been properly managed or trimmed in years so its a bit bare at the bottom. Its about 20 foot tall. Does anyone know how best to th ...
 
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