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What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 20:04

I don't hibernate well. I'm waiting for some daylight to set the 70 ish pansies that I propagated in summer. I just always feel bad when I need the space back to plant dahlias! 

im just thinking I need more evergreen as I have tiny euonemous and a skimmia japonica and 2 hellebores in the back garden, just not enough!

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 19:44

My garden is looking so sad I feel like it really needs a treat. Or is that an excuse to treat myself. It's all looking so bare and faded perennials. too much space and soggy soil!!

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 22:33

Sarcococcas looks like a hefty shrub. Are there any neat small ones that don't run away or get woody?

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:56

He keeps trying to give me them as they pop up all over and he wants some room but they look a tad messy. I will have to google them, maybe it's the sort that should be cut down and he hasn't!!!

 

he gave me another plant this year and I don't have a clue what it is. It hasn't flowered it's like a strap leafed grass and seems to form clusters at the base. It's pretty and adds shape but I'm disappointed if no flowers!!!

 

will goggle the winter suggestion. Thanks

 

Cyclamen seem to dislike my soil, I had to lift them last year to go through the summer! 

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:30

Fine, will feed and mulch all the same. It's knowing what to do and which not to!

 

i want more. I really do. I'm not good on evergreen shrubs with flowers so my garden in winter looks desolate. I have fading perennials. Some gazannia that doesn't appear to be fading and 2 hellebores. I planted 320 odd winter pansies and have those to plant out but they seem to come into their own just wgeb I want to throw them and plant dahlias!!!

 

so winter I need to work on. and hellebores seem to make pretty structure and leaf interest in sprig/summer too. 

 

My my farther has one with almost cactus shape leaves and green flowers, it seems to get leggy so not sure if I should 'half inch' one!

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 21:18

I have been out with the torch... Mine are heleborous niger and hellebore winter moonbeam. To scalp or not to scalp.

 

then will blood fish and bone and then mulch with spent compost.

Raised bed and breeding my own slugs!!

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:43

Will do thanks V!!!!

 

think u should have your own page! resident expert...

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 13:38

I am going to look at my labels tonight and then you can all tell me if they are the sort I should cut back or leave. 

One was a free gift and the other variagated I bought for 7.99 from do it all as it was stunning. tge white one I have had in for 2 years the variagated has been in only one year.

 

they got chicken pellets twice in spring but shall I put some fish and bone round them when I dress with my spent compost??

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 23:51

Really scalp them completely???

 

will google those nurseries thanks

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