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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 16:30

Phew! Family all gone. Seems very quiet. Am knackered.

Honeysuckle - Grow It Thick And Bushy on Wires Only??

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 08:31

I completely agree with Fairygirl.

I have 6 honeysuckles, all in the ground, all in part shade, all tied to strong wires attached to walls. 2 are Hallianas, they are very vigorous, grow way taller than me. I cut them right down last winter because wild ivy started growing in them and was trying to take over the wall. I wanted to remove the ivy, not an easy job. Now the honeysuckle has already grown taller than me again. The supports you have shown will not be strong enough in the future.

Honeysuckle is a vigorous woodland plant, may be OK for a couple of years in a pot then will want to be planted in the earth.

Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 21:55

There are different varieties of Rosemary, some not very hardy. Mine is hardy and I've had it for years. It got very big after about 15 years, I took several cuttings a few years ago and replanted them, now it's big again. It hates too much wet if we have a wet cold winter, recovers though.

Rosemary beetle eats the leaves, doesn't make them change colour and they only eat them in late summer when they lay their eggs, then the grubs eat them and so do the beetles during winter. But the beetles don't eat during the summer.

Plant ID please

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:46

Actually I looked up the Latin name by Googling Belle de Nuit! I live in France and friends have them as pot plants.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:42

FG, if you have enough bubbly you will be on a cloud anyway and won't notice how many steps!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:40

Daughter has now said I mustn't give up our room as I need to sleep. Have 5 hour drive on Monday to help Son 1 with LOs while they move into new house. They will arrange it a different way.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:38

But they are family! Not the same as PGs. By the way, did you see what I wrote about B&B rules?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 10:29

That pool looks horrific. I hate heights. I would have thought you'd need several glasses of champagne before climbing the Shard!

Busy weekend. All the family will be here from tomorrow. We'll have to sleep in son 2's room and Son 2 and family will have to sleep in our room as they have 2 babies in cots, 13 months between them. Our room is bigger and one cot will be in our ensuite! 10 adults and 9 little ones in all. Good thing there are 7 bedrooms in this old farmhouse.

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 22:06

I think it is a Mirabilis Jalapa.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirabilis_jalapa 

Agapanthus ID

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 22:03

If you "Google" Agapanthus Big Blue there are various sites about it, such as this one   http://www.tullynurseries.ie/store/product/23632/AGAPANTHUS-africanus-Big-Blue/

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