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Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:11

Cistus x purpurea (rock rose) will flower non-stop throughout the summer forming a lovely mound of colour and it's perfectly happy in coastal conditions.

Spring bulbs -too late ?

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:08

Or you could buy some spring bulbs that are already potted up and growing, and sink them into the ground.  Then after they've flowered you can take them out of the pots and plant them.

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 14:00


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:55

Sunny and cold here too Pdoc - no yomping done but a trip to Homebase for dust sheets completed - does that count?

SL, not only do my roses have buds, but my summer flowering clematis have them too!

Onion weed

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 13:30

If you look at and and feel the leaves and they're triangular, they're probably Allium triquetrum - another name is Three-cornered garlic.

getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:29

Just been on a trip to Homebase for decorator's dust sheets, so I picked up some suet/mealwork pellets to scatter on the ground - those together with the Waitrose Essential Raisins will get some of the ground feeders interested

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:23

Pretty garden Lyn

Yes primulas like slightly damp and semi-shady positions - think of them growing wild on hedgebanks and the sides of ditches etc. 

The ones in the churchyard are probably damper than yours (churchyards are usually a bit damp for some reason)  but in a little more sunshine so they're flowering early.  I'm sure yours will flower in due course - I don't really expect primroses until March although of course they delight in proving us wrong

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:02

We had some natives flowering in November, but none at the moment although the little clump of Wanda-type is full of buds.


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:55

Roast beef sounds good Frank   Roast pork here today

Haven't you woken Mr Chicky yet?  Can't he smell the bacon butties?

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 10:52

Welcome Fritillary - Good to meet you

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