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I think I've fallen in love

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 11:43

That is very helpful - thank you very much Bee witched

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 11:30

Just popped out in the wind and rain with my camera

Cyclamen coum

Snowdrop bud

 Hellebore Mrs Betty Rannicar

 Purple sprouting broccoli

 Rhubarb Timperley Early

 and a bunch of local daffodils from the farm shop





I think I've fallen in love

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 10:53

I've got plenty of H. orientalis, foetidus and ericsmithii doing well here - I just wondered whether the thibetanus were fussier re acidity/alkalinity - given that they appear to be the only Chinese hellebores grown in Western Europe, and relatively new at that. 

I've found this which describes and pictures the blooms better than the earlier links

it warns that the leaves are prey to slugs and snails as they're not as leathery as other hellebores.


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 10:41

Just checked Met Office site - now it says 'severe gales' and -3C    Hatches are battened, plants are protected as much as possible without a greenhouse. The survivors will survive - those that don't will be replaced with something tougher.  I'm not going out there with more fleece and bubblewrap in this rain

Hosta  - cheers 

No good asking nicely...

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 10:32

Herons eat slugs too

Private Messages

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 08:57

Re PMs - hopefully the work the techies are doing on re-modelling the forum will mean that it's much more accessible for tablets and phones etc, and everyone will be able to do everything.  Not long to go now ............ hopefully


Posted: 14/01/2016 at 08:53

Good morning all  G'day Pat

I had a lay in and my first mug of coffee of the day in bed

Hope Wonky and others are feeling much better - good news from Hosta and LilyP

Apparently North Norfolk is getting sleet and gales today - how far north is North Norfolk - think it might include us

Now for another coffee and a wander around to see what's been going on since I fell asleep on the sofa last night

Which subjects............

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:23
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

turn my back for five minutes and look what happens. 

Think it's cause and effect do you Hosta?  We shall have to start banning foreign holidays

I think I've fallen in love

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:17

Thank you Obelixx  that's very good of you (and of your friends - what a lovely garden they have - I love those pulsatillas). 

re the helleborus thibetanus - your friends' garden is acid clay - we're on chalk which is very near the surface.  Hmmmm  I shall do more investigating ............

Thank you once again


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 19:54

Good morning Pat

Hope you're feeling much better very soon ((hugs))

I've spoken to Wonky today - she sounds a lot better - at least she can articulate words rather than mumble - she's very grateful for everyone's kind wishes

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