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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:53

Tracey, I don't think you're a Newbie any more! You've done well over 750 posts. You're one of us gardeners.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:33

Snap, but Dove's answer is better. Why does everything happen back to front? That smiley was after the answer and my photos are always back to front nowadays.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:31

Chicky, I think they will be fine. Are they just the rhizomes or have they got leaves? The leaves can feed off the rhizomes until you get them planted. They sell them in sawdust in plastic bags here. Or are they bulb irises?

Adding height

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:03

You could try growing climbers up obelisks, like clematis. They vary in price or you could make your own. Could you make a trellis if you can't afford one, or a pergola? If you could find some unwanted wooden posts and treat them with wood preserver, bang them in the ground and put wires between them you could grow climbing roses, clematis, honeysuckle. Make wigwams of canes and grow Morning Glory, climbing nasturtiums, more sweet peas - cheap and easy.

Plant a tree, like a rowan or a crab apple, not too big, unless you have a big enough garden to plant bigger trees. Make an island shrub bed with taller shrubs, choisya (evergreen), buddleia, philadelphus, deutzia etc.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:45

I agree with punkdoc. Don't let us be pushed around. 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:42

I think people are worrying far too much. We know who we like on here, don't bother about those you think are troublemakers. The dog chap was unpleasant, especially for dog lovers, but what made you think he was Brumbull or a troll/WUM? The person posting about Monty and Twitter could just have been a slightly out of date Twitterer. He/she was a bit upset when people snapped at him/her. You are bound to get strange posters on a Forum, but don't get upset, just ignore it and chat to the people you like. There are a lot of likeable people here.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:53

 and leaves of climbing rose a Shropshire Lad


Not really a lovely pic, but exciting for me as they are my hostas in a pot.



Posted: 24/02/2014 at 18:43

Have I missed more goings on? I don't ignore or block - far too curious! I see dog thread has gone.

Been busy gardening, pruned lots of clematis this afternoon, just got Etoile Violette to do and she is an absolute tangle, was very vigorous last year. There has been a horrid mole digging tunnels under 5 clematis on the rose trellis. They all seem to have new shoots or buds though.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:39

I must mention Fidget's Hellebore flower photos before they disappear on page before. They are gorgeous and what a good way to photograph them, so that you can see the flowers properly.

Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 13:37

I'm sorry to hear of the death of your father. I remember when mine died, not an easy time.

There are various very fragrant plants that flower at this time of year, Lonicera fragrantissima, Daphnes, Sarcococca, Hammamelis (Witch hazel). There are also some winter flowering clematis, but I think a shrub could be more reliable.

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