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17/04/2013 at 05:12



Hi all.

i think i have been absent for a while now so i thought i'd update you on my progress so far


they are now permently outside in a cold frame. how do you think there doing?

 this is my honeysuckle and is doing quite well.(the jasmine and clematis are really struggling)

 whats this plant. it was given to me by a neighbour last june/july. his had flowered and looked really nice. he gave me a small baby plant which is put in a pot. it died almost completely but to my suprise these last couple of weeks it has really put on a charge.

 Just my lil ted

17/04/2013 at 05:20

primroses and connifer


 lillies that i bought, the ones i planted as bulbs havent arrived at all

17/04/2013 at 05:30

jasmine struggling

 this plant seemed to suffer badly during winter with frost bite. i cut it right back to stimulate growth. im hoping that it will start growing again soon.

 clematis struggling.


17/04/2013 at 06:41

Hi Dave, good to see you and nice to get the update   Things are looking good - the honeysuckle looks healthy and will soon throw out some new shoots, as will the jasmine and clematis now that the weather's warming up.  

Not sure what your mystery plant is, but I'm sure someone will have an idea - you'll have to post another photo when it's flowering.

Your pots are looking good and that lavender is nice and bushy so you'll get plenty of flowers - the bees will love it.

I think you've done the right thing, cutting back the plant that suffered in the winter.  I can't tell what it is yet, possibly a variegated sage?  It'll grow back soon and then we'll know.

And those petunias look very promising.  Keep up the good work! 

I take it Ted is Supervisor


17/04/2013 at 15:19
Looks lovely!

My honeysuckle was groving very robustly earlier this year and for some reason I fed it with rose fertiliser thinking the extra potash will flower it more. Big mistake! Now some of the leaves has turned black!
18/04/2013 at 08:26
Hi the plant I cut back is a hebe. I forget which type now. I haven't fed any of my plants yet this year as it has been so cold but may do in the near future. Yes ted is most definitely supervisor as he always goes round and inspects my work when I'm finished
18/04/2013 at 21:04

Lovely pics David. The warm weather and sunshine will soon have everything growing well

18/04/2013 at 21:54

Always good to see pics David. Petunias look really healthy, I grow a lot of stuff in cold frames.

18/05/2013 at 01:14

Hi David 25.

From my experience hebes can be quite temperamental.  I don't know the positioning of yours but it is probably damaged from the frost and more likely cold winds, try to keep it sheltered from cold winds and don't cut back to late in the year. It'll do fine then as the wounds should heal before really cold weather.

This is from my experience only.

Good luck

P.s. the bees and butterflies also love hebes, but if Ted is anything like my mastiff he sees bees as a great interest of which half of my time is spent getting him away from them

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