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Are These Ready?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 18:07

Cool and bright is fine.

I plant mine before they get as big as Edd's, especially the first pic. Could Edd be having us on?


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:48

I love viticellas, vigorous and covered in flowers. So easy to prune, just chop it all down in early Spring. I have Etoile Violette, Ville de Lyon, Princess Diana and Alionushka.

Was very courageous and cut all the old wood out of Mme Alfred Carrière today, photos on gardening thread.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 17:38



I've been very courageous and cut out the big old woody stems of climbing rose Mme Alfred Carrière. She is about 23 years old and I hadn't been able to prune her properly because the deer ate all the new shoots. OH deer fenced the flower garden 2 or 3 years ago so last year I semi pruned Mme AC and she has made new growth so I have been able to saw off the thick old woody stems.

I also pruned climbing rose "The New Dawn", a yellow buddleia and a clematis.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:31

Lovely, Marion. I like your blossom tree, it's earlier than any of mine. Which is it?


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:31

Wintersong, it's mostly classical. He started playing about 4 years ago when he was 69, teaching himself. It was to help with his singing, as he's in a choir. Then he found an English piano teacher about 2 years ago, but the lessons aren't very regular as she lives some way away. He practices a lot, I'm getting quite impressed.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:28

BM, we were told what to do about payment and season tickets, refreshments, plant sales, publicity. I had been asked if a coach load of up to 45 people could come, but they have decided that is too much to ask on a day when an unknown number of visitors will already be arriving, especially when a coach can't get down my drive. They've been asked to come on another day and they are thinking of coming in several cars instead. So my garden will be open on 2 days in May instead of one. The coach load will be seeing 4 local gardens and having lunch in a local restaurant, they are a gardening club on an outing.

Can you identify these plants in my garden?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 10:19

I think Plant B could be a Delosperma.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:42

I could give it a go, thanks.


Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:33

I'm glad Chicklet had a good birthday, enjoy the meal this weekend Chicky family.

Happy birthday to Hostafan's OH, I hope he likes dog slobber! I don't , I agree with Lesley there!

Tomorrow I'm taking OH out to lunch for his birthday and we'll go to the piano shop and I'll buy him a piano stool. We were ill on 25th February which was his birthday, so we're doing it tomorrow.

Heaven for garden designers

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 09:24

I can't find that website and you haven't posted a link.

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