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Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:56

Photinia Red Robin

Love daffodils ...mostly because deer don't eat them.....we go for monoculture here


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 21:43

Yvie - wisteria leaf buds are smooth and brown ....a bit like an apple pip.  The flower ones fatten up and look more like the head of a bluebell before it opens.  Its dark now, but i will venture out in the morning and post you some pics, just in case my wonderfully descriptive words are leaving you scratching your head


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:46

Morning all

OH has the week off work, and Chicklets are still on Easter hols, so getting up this morning seems very hard

Watched Beechgrove last night - I would have ditched the phormium and kept the acer

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 23:44

You got it Nut  A dwarf russian almond ....burncoose have them for sale (one of the "good guys")


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 22:46

Panda - my molly-in-a-bucket came from Fidget - i was in a car so got the bigger one as I could carry it easier. Your molly-in-a-pot came from Nut I think.  How are your tikki torches


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:36

DD - its looking wonderful - you must be thrilled


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 21:04

Lovely - astilbe shopping is next on the list then - anyone have any favourites??


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:55

My dicentras do well in shade, but pretty damp shade - don't think they like it too dry.  Might try an astilbe there too - never thought of that as a combination before.


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 17:53

Had a wonderful day out there - even got to the end of my to-do list

Pleased to report that Fidget's Molly is looking magnificent here, with 5 flower buds.  Will take pics when they bloom.  Fidget via KEF delphiniums are also developing their first true leaves.  And Nut pulsatillas are nice and leafy, with a flower on the way.

anyone seen Beaus Mum recently?


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 10:24

Yvie - agastache alert.  Black adders are both showing microscopic tips of purpley green leaves .....i told you it was a daily quest.  Hopefully Blue boa won't be far behind

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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