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Plants bought - any comments from experts greatly appreciated - one, I have discovered, was a mistake wasn't on the list
Nandina 'Forest Flame', Erysimum 'Apricot Delight' (I can take cuttings off this), Cupressus 'Goldcrest', Rudbeckia fulgida - these are for the front which I have been improving.
Unfortunately the cupresses will be in a shadow and have now found it needs sun, I went to buy a Taxus baccata but the prohibitive prices meant I couldn't afford one.
Also bought a dwarf Rhododendron ' and 'London's Pride' for my family border. The rhodo will need to be in a pot so tomorrow .......
Bev, housework still waiting to be done. 2 more hours digging and shovelling. Almost done. Weather has turned so may get to do hoovering tomorrow, if I can find it.
London Pride. Used to have loads of that in the garden which my Dad gave me. Pretty little plant but has disappeared.
That's why I have bought it - remembrance of my Mum who is a Londoner and always used to have it
More plants relating to family members - using their first name BUT must also suit the personalty as well. The rhododendron is so exactly my daughter and it carries her name, same with the others. Have not as yet found a plant for me or sons partner - still looking
What a lovely idea the family border is Matty. The longer it takes to find the right plants will mean they are more special when you find them.
Ohh Fairygirl I'd forgotten about Mr H
Cake decorating sounds like fun Blackest
TT housework can always wait
Bev, technical I do , eating cakes I do too much of, and decorating cakes well that is the domain of my ex mother-in-law.
Just a couple of examples
You will just have to make the border bigger as the babies arrive Matty.
Blackest those cakes look great
Super looking cakes.
My Mother-in-law gave me some London's Pride when we moved into our first house in 1973. I took some with me when we moved to Kent in 1978. Then we moved to France in 1985 and to our 2nd house in France in 1990 and then my Sister-in-law gave me some which I still have in 2 places. She said I had given it to her. Now you've reminded me I think I'll put some in the shady end of my new bed.
Hmm, this morning/evening thing obviously a bit complicated
Anway, Good morning all - I'm awake and about early, even for me - the birds are singing and the sky is brightening in the east. The garden temp went down to 4C overnight, but at 5am it was already up to 10C; the plants will like that
Mornin Dove. Wish it was that warm here!
Morning all. Isn't it lovely hearing the birds singing?
Weather to be similar to yesterday here I think. As long as it dries up and I geta bit done that'll do me. Been very windy...not me the weather ..
Mornin Fairygirl. At the moment the sky is a lovely soft gold - looks gorgeous and there's not a breath of wind - I've just checked the Met Office and we're not expecting any rain now until Thursday, and then not a lot - I just want a little to water the BF&B into the soil.
Morning all Dove temp here a little bit cooler and heavy rain Fairygirl as you say hope it dries up later on. Back in from work at 4.30 hope to plant out some of my hostas that are in pots the now might keep a couple in there pots.
Yes forecast I saw yesterday seemed to suggest that. We've just to get wind Dove...and rain tomorrow
I'll send you some
No no, that's fine Fairygirl, you keep it - I'm sure you need it more than we do