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Helleborus x hybridus

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:07

Just spent the morning cutting off the tired stems of the Hellebore hybrids. Only filled 5 wheelbarrows so far and there are a LOT more plants to do yet. There are lots of really well developed buds on them and a fair number of open flowers.

Trouble is my hands are really suffering from Arthritis  and they do not like the secateurs. Needs doing though.

When to prune zebra grass?

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:04

We cut our grasses down to the ground in February, weather permitting. Evergreen ones only have the dead leaves and old flowering stems removed for 2 years and then they are cut right down. It seems to work for us.

spring onions

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 12:01

Well, we have been trying to grow Spring onions for over 40 years and so far.......................................none.

divide grasses

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 21:11

Yes, early Spring is the ideal time, they begin to make new roots then.

Honeysuckle 'Winter Beauty'

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 17:08

Problem has been the lack of sunlight/warmth to ripen the wood. Neither Winter Beauty, fragrantssima nor L. Budpest have shown much in the way of flowering here. The buds just did not get the right growing conditions. This is going to be a problem with many shrubs.

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 17:43

Definitely travel sickness. I still get it exactly the same now when I am not the driver.

Fascinating how many folks were led into gardening by their parent/s. My Father did not like gardening at all and my Mother was always far too busy to do it.

I will confess, that I actually do not like 'gardening' I like messing with plants, propagating, potting up, growing on and even once upon a time showing them. But the nitty-gritty of weeding, pruning,  grass cutting and so on, leaves me cold. I do it becuase I like the place to look nice for my wife, but if I could afford a gardener.....................

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 12:51

I was travel sick. Beat that for a reason!

 

http://palustris.blogspot.co.uk/2007/05/chapter3.html

tells the whole story. University intervened eventually and began again when we bought our first house. Have not been able to grow Sweet peas since though!

Garden Gallery

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 16:55

This reminded me that I was sure we had bought one. Searched through the boss's diary and yes we had. Fortunately she had also written down where i had planted it. Still took some finding though. Looking healthy. Now if only I could find the M. Yellow Birs I planted around the same time.

Amd Budlia63, I will be taking the leaves off the H. x orientalis in a few weeks time, weather permitting. The other types do not need that kind of treatment.

Pride before a fall!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 12:41

Hopefully the seed pod had begin to split open before you removed it. Otherwise the seeds inside will not have been mature enough to grow.

Garden Gallery

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 20:40

Very little colour in the garden, too wet, but thses were flowering.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17153.jpg?width=488&height=350&mode=max

 Hammamaelis Jelena

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17154.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Helleborus x hybridus

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/17155.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Helleborus thibetana buds.

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