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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Help Overwintering Geraniums - rotting??

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 08:19

Don't worry if you don't see signs of life until the spring - you may do, but don't worry if you don't 


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 08:17

Good morning KEF & Panda - Nope not much in the way of a sunrise here this morning.

KEF wrote (see)

..... Would it look bad if I sat in hairdressers and finished writing them?

All stay happy.

Sounds very sensible to me 

Mysterious happenings

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 08:13

Don't know any shrub called a Black Phoebe - is it a snowberry?  


The berries usually fall and because they are light they blow about in the wind - they are sometimes eaten by pheasants but usually only in hard weather as they are quite bitter.  Perhaps yours have been tried and rejected .


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 07:59

Oh, we didn't have any noticeable sunrise Mrs G 


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 07:01

Daughter in law's Baboushka seems to feed a large extended family from the family Dacha - they all turn up to help with the harvest - I'd love to go at that time, but DIL says that knowing me I'd find the weather just too hot - so springtime to see the expanses of wild flowers is the plan. 

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 06:51
Turnipfarmer wrote (see)

I am just wondering when I cut back my Hellebores? I have two and one of them is showing new buds growing from the base of the plant.

I have heard you cut back the old foliage? Is this true and if so how much do I cut back and how do I know which is the old foliage?

Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I would cut back all  the leaves at ground level right now, just as the new buds are showing. ....

To clarify - I understood the question was about plants that have flower buds now -
I take all the fully formed leaves off the winter flowering varieties as the flower buds appear.

Later flowering varieties, I remove old  leaves when their flower buds are forming. 


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 06:42

Good morning all 

BL - hope you had a good night's sleep - have you got multicoloured bruising?  Have you got any arnica?  Odd that they behaved like that, when they've got a well established pecking order - is one of them out of sorts maybe? 

Chicky, St P is further north than I'll be going - that's much more the northern European bit - where I'll be going is about 2,000 km southeast of there, almost to Asia. Don't think the elegant gardens of Europe spread that far - I think this is more what I'll be seeing 


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 20:00

Thanks Chicky 

My feet are up and the knitting is out - have a good evening folks - see you in the morning 


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 19:19

Well, we've all survived another day at work and play - celebrations all round I think 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 16:56

I'd put money on them being one of the Viburnum Bodnatense - think Deben is pinker than these. 

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