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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:18

Merry Christmas and a good growing new year,

i saw this quote on a badge someone was wearing and thought it very apt--------

Plant a smile for Christmas.

So you can garden all year round.

Aeonium with white things and blacks things plus dropping leaves

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:09

I think Dove is right spray accordingly.

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 09:24

Ahh Spring my favourite time of year everything coming out fresh and new, and I do like those surprises when something comes up that you have forgot you planted.

also a busy time in the garden can't wait to get seed sowing ahh bliss.

Aeonium with white things and blacks things plus dropping leaves

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 07:39

A picture would be good 

Aeonium with white things and blacks things plus dropping leaves

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 09:06

Hi Anna, sorry the picture hasn't come up.

Aeonioms do suffer with mealy bug, all plants loose leaves has a natural process but should not loose lots all together. How often are you watering it ?they like to be kept on the dry side and I keep mine in good light but not in full sun.

Christmas songs with plant names in the title

Posted: 03/12/2015 at 08:18

Christmas box ( Sarrococo) 

Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 07:48

Green flowers have a place but not in this garden I find them boring, black leaves and flowers do it for me especially if you put a bold colour with them.

pruning fruit trees

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:36

On the plum tree perhaps you need another plum tree to cross pollinate, because it does blossom this would suggest this. also does it blossom early, sometimes if a tree is a early pollinator and we get a late frost the frost will damage the blossom. No blossom no fruit.

pruning fruit trees

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 22:40

As a rule of thumb you prune stone fruit in the summer and other top fruit (ie Apple/ pears) in the winter.

Help needed

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:10

Hi Joroco,

Ive just looked on the site, Rhs rose finder and nothing listed for Andy but a few for Henry. There is one which is the first listed called "O"Henry a peach coloured rose as far as I can ascertain, worth having a look at this site.

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