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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?

Last weeks storm counrty round up

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 09:58
I had a beautiful choysia sun dance that was about6ft tall and in front of
A fence. The wind broke it at the base of the plant.
I have cut back hard and hoping it will revive, still
Sad though as it was a lovely plant. All I can see now is a
Boring fence. On the plus side the neighbours conifers
Have come down bring lots more light into my garden.
Every cloud has a silver lining!

Palm tree? Trunk broken - what to do?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 15:41

That's useful. I have one about 10ft tall but the `bark` has come off about half way down the trunk for about 30cm. I keep cutting off side shoots that keep growing but perhaps I will leave one or two to grow as a back up in case the main stem breaks.

Good luck with yours marodj

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don't waste my time plant!

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winter jasmine

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