Chrissy the gardener

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If you were to buy yourself 3 plants for Christmas...

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 14:14

I would love a decent sized cloud pruned conifer, I'm trying to get one growing but it is taking forever.

any Camelias and azaleas, I'm on very alkaline soil and can only grow them in pots.

Pothos leaves curling

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 14:08

What soil have you got it in, it looks quite solid?

Lifting Dahlias and Cannas

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 15:47

I live in the south west as well and I grow my cannas in large tubs and bring them in, I store them nearly dry in the pots in the summer house. I did leave some in the ground to see if they would over winter but no success so be sure and bring them in.

Dahalias I leave in the ground with a thick mulch on them, I feel they make better plants if you don't keep lifting them.

Im  on free draining soil if your soil is clay you will proberly have to lift your dahlias they will rot if they are standing in water.


Posted: 14/11/2016 at 19:48



Posted: 14/11/2016 at 19:02

ive been trying to get on the forum all day but there seems to have been a problem, anyone else had trouble or is it me ?

at last got on the forum on my I.pad you don't realise how much you enjoy the forum until for any reason you can't log on.

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 11:01

Mmmm just like me 😉

Plant of the year

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 08:37

I bought a Salvia Dayglow this year, amazing colour flower.Not sure how hardy but took loads of cuttings it seems to be a very strong grower.

Plant I.d

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 22:14

Ladybird, Orieller did state that the labels were not for the plants shown so Echium was a suggestion of what they might be.

Plant I.d

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 21:12

Could it be Echium ?

Still picking raspberrys

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 10:31

It's been a great year for raspberries still picking my Autumn Treasure, don't bottle mine I just eat them everyday I like to eat fruit in season.

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