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Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:45

I am very pleased that I have managed to keep my helleborus niger going all year - gave up on putting them in the ground, but these ones are in pots in the shade, and seem to be ok.

OH dug over our new veg bed, I did more weeding.  Beginning to look respectable again round here !

Take it easy Dove - I think Nut is right, the release of all that stress lets all the bugs and aches and pains in !

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 19:41

Big thumbs up for Peckover from me too - its where OH got the inspiration for my obelisks !

Visiting Wonderful Gardens

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:16

I love garden visiting - for spotting new plants, what looks good with what and generally just soaking up the atmosphere.  Each winter I think I must do more visiting - but then my garden seems to monopolise all my time once the summer comes round again.  I need more weekends !!


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 17:13

Hi Lizzie - did you make it to the Weald and Downland museum?


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:49

Fairygirl - just seen your fab pictures of snow topped ridges on the camera thread.  And its reminded me to ask about your knees - will you be scaling those peaks again soon??


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:43

Thanks for the miscanthus advice verdun - i shall try and find space in the GH.  The variety is Professor Richard Hansen - reddy plumes to start with, but golden now.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:33
Not sure what happened there - that was last night's post. Must be in some sort of time warp!


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 21:29
Yum yum - thanks. Surreptitiously tapping on my phone whilst waiting for ceremonies to start. Sure the teachers won't notice !!

Verdun - now that you have your mind on grasses - i have three miscanthus types in pots bought in the summer. Am i too late to plant them now? Or should i just sink the pots in the ground, or should i keep in GH??? Many thanks


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 20:31

Christmas pudding made and (v important) stirred.  Lots of wishes made.  All ready for 8 hours steaming tomorrow.

Fruit for Christmas cake also soaking.  Kitchen smells all Christmassy !!  Know I'm not allowed to use the C** word yet - but given that I am doing genuine Christmas baking, I feel that I should have special dispensation for this weekend only.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 13:15

Whatever its name, it is a beauty

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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No flowers on gladioli

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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