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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:29

The one that lived the longest was "Midsummer Beauty". It was gorgeous and survived 4 years. A little white one "pinguifolia" came 2nd - 2 years. I was given a variegated one and one with deep purple flowers that died last winter and there have been a couple that survived one winter. Don't know Jasper.

Can I save this tree?

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:23

I agree that it's Cedrus atlantica. Such a shame, but I think it needs replacing.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:20

I think you are to be congratulated for keeping calm, Claire. I would have found it very hard. But for your Mum's sake I think it was the right thing to do. Nephew is probably at a difficult age, though I think he should have apologised. But, being a Mum myself, Mums usually support their children even when they know their child is wrong. I expect your sister loves you, feels guilty, and is relieved you didn't go on about it.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:10

1  Looks like my lemon thyme, but rather bare. Does it smell of anything?

2  Pittosporum

3  Geranium "Rozanne"

5  Geum  ? Totally Tangerine

5  the 2nd  violet

7  Arabis   - I think. Low growing white or pink flowers in spring

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:02

We've been out most of the day, chez friends. So no gardening done.

DD I would be a bit wary about hebes, never managed to keep them, they don't like Dordogne winters. Tried all sorts. Had 2 new ones last year, presents, but both died in the winter though it was milder than usual - but it was wetter than usual.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:27

http://rlv.zcache.com/cottage_garden_happy_birthday_watercolor_garden_card-r3775fafffeb748dbabb4cc55ec883003_xvuak_8byvr_512.jpg

 

Happy Birthday Lily Pilly, better late than never!

 

Cutie pictures taken this am.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:24

Doesn't go right way up on my laptop.

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:19

You could have a dry gravel garden https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gravel+gardens&biw=1188&bih=491&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wC5RVMybGI_vauCFgaAG&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Scrape away the gravel, lay down a weed membrane. Cut holes and plant some thyme, lavender, rosemary, santolina sort of plants and re-lay the gravel. There are lots of photos in that link, some simple, some more ambitious.

 

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:11

What about chutneys and jams made with your own produce?

Could you have plant sales at other times of the year?

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