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Thoughts of SPRINGTIME


Thoughts of SPRINGTIME

Looking forward to dazzling white blossom on my Exochorda Macrantha the Bride ...

The evergreen leaves in the background are Pileostegia viburnoides.



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nice title and comment very appealing plant :-) a beautiful bride.

20 Jan, 2014

 

That's pretty TT ... must look lovely on a nice spring day :o)

20 Jan, 2014

 

I do love this plant, yours looks stunning, it hates our garden......have moved it to different positions, fails every time?

20 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Jane and Hywel.

Hi Dotty ..
Why do you think your Exochordas fail ?
Mine is by a fence... quite a protected corner.

20 Jan, 2014

 

Never put it by a fence, usually in open ground, could that be the problem?

20 Jan, 2014

 

Yes... I planted mine by a fence because I had no choice... and it really seems to like that sheltered environment.

20 Jan, 2014

 

Gorgeous Terra. Do you prune it? This was my Mum's favourite shrub, so I have one but it is looking a bit haywire!

20 Jan, 2014

 

Hello Sheila..
thank you ... I haven't pruned my Exochorda yet because over the years it has been quite slow-growing ... but some of the branches are now becoming rather long ..
RHS recommend pruning Group 2, which seems to be immediately after flowering ...

20 Jan, 2014

 

I love this shrub,Terra..such a lovely pure white..I didn't know it was a slow grower..does it need any particular type of soil please ?

20 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely thought and pretty picture of your Exochorda TT :o)

20 Jan, 2014

 

Lovely, so many flowers :0)

20 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Sandra, Neena, Sue ...
Exochorda has been quite slow growing in my garden, but it is situated in a rather dry area.
RHS site says any soil is okay. As you can see above, Dotty sadly hasn't had success with these, but mine is planted by a fence, so is sheltered... that seems to help.

21 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks for the info Terra :)

21 Jan, 2014

 

Thanks Terra..maybe a bit too slow growing for me,but I can always look at yours each year. :o) x

21 Jan, 2014

 

Beautiful Terra, after this mornings freezing fog thoughts of spring are really a boost

21 Jan, 2014

 

Hi Sheila ..
Glad to be of help :o) x

Hello Sandra...
You're very welcome to share my 'Bride'
:o) x

Hi Pam ..
the day has brightened now, and I've noticed a crocus in flower ... spring is almost here ! x

21 Jan, 2014

 

A very pretty shrub indeed and any hint of springtime is fine with me!!

21 Jan, 2014

 

Thank you, Chris ..
I love white blossom :o)

21 Jan, 2014

 

Hi TT
is your bride budding yet ? mine is just beginning to at the very tips of some branches. It is 3years old and flowered last year for the first time
also there are still a lot of last years berries??? on it so should I leave them or remove them do you think
thanks Helen

22 Jan, 2014

 

Hello Helen ..
I'm guessing you like this variety ?
Yes .. my Exochorda is sprouting well at the ends of the branches. I usually remove the 'seeds' but it doesn't seem to make any difference to the health of the shrub.

28 Jan, 2014

 

I love it tt and bought mine after seeing yours
thanks for your help

29 Jan, 2014



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