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Latest posts by Blubell

What perennials are ŷou currently obsessed about for next year?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:32

Hardy fushias. Plants always have the last word , they never seem to grow well in back garden so allowed as couple in the front, even though they don't really fit into the colour scheme. Have grown well but fancy packing a few more into small gaps. Then the challenge will be pinching out .....Haven't quite got my head round this yet!

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 16:51

Obelixx _ thank you so much for your input. I  already have a few clematis and have wisley at the front of my house. Lonceria halliana looks very promising.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 14:44

Sorry can't help with photos. Well done for going outside. Does it have a scent ? And are you in north of south ,could  be a while guessing but can't get outside anyway! 

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:59

Thanks for the comments. Perhaps I will look for something else to brighten the wall in winter 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:45

Weyplotter - your plant could be a type if viburnmum. Are the flowers little and in clusters?

Talkback: Rose pruning

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:37

Thank you Bob. I thought this might be the case. I am tempted to keep it as sometimes naughty people try to take a shortcut through this part of the garden and it would be a deterrent but am not sure if it will be more trouble than its worth as I haven't had any trouble with youths for a few years now the garden is more established.


It's amazing what plants it's self in the garden, last year I had to remove carex pendula.

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:28

My garden wall is looking a bit bare this time if year. This part of the garden is predominantly white and green and clay soil. Any suggestions for a winter flowering jasmine ? I have tried the yellow twice with no success. I have even tried in a pot shared with clematis and still no luck  

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:07

Very windy and chucking it down with rain in sussex so only a quick survey from various Windows.

In bud , ready to burst into action


Skimmia Kew green

Daffodils but sadly no sight of any snowdrops

In flower/berries

Sorbus Joseph rock

Sorbus aria

Helleborous Niger

Viburnum bodanantense dawn

Viburnum eve price


Rose schoolgirl (in a very sheltered spot)

Mahonia japonica

Mahonia charity

Doesn't sound much compared to others but gives me food for thought for next year!

Happy New year 





Talkback: Rose pruning

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 20:14
I have a rambling rose that has appeared in my garden and I have let it stay even though I haven't seen it flower. It is already 8ft and climbing through a Rowan. Should I dig up and Chuck out or prune hard?

Happy New year

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 14:28
Not to the same extent but sadly our neighbours
Are not keen gardeners. Their hedges hang over
Our drive making it difficult to access our drive
But they do not want to cut it ..I have offered
But the response was not positive.

What happened to love thy neighbour?

Discussions started by Blubell

Pansy colour

Pansy colour 
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Cleaning patio

Suggestions for patio cleaning  
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Attacking pampas

Garden clear out 
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Talkback: Feeding birds in winter

I try and do my bit and the birds happily eat all the seeds and fat balls provided However my peanuts are hardly ever eaten and go mouldy .... 
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Snowdrops make an apperance 
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don't waste my time plant!

What plants do you battle with each year and perserve with instead of letting go? 
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winter jasmine

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Talkback: Rose pruning

I have a rambling rose that has appeared in my garden and I have let it stay even though I haven't seen it flower. It is already 8ft and cli... 
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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:24

Talkback: Growing mahonia

I have two mahonias in my front garden Charity and an old fellow not sure of his name. He is very leggy and I as m going to have to bite the... 
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