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jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 18:05

  They are rather lovely aren't they?  We had a few flowers this year; it was only planted last year so hopefully it'll go from strength to strength.  

I'll just mention that a few of us who live in East Anglia sometimes get together to arrange trips to visit gardens in the area, and usually a Snowdrop Walk as well - so keep your eyes open next year - we publicise the outings on the forum and we don't bite ... but we do eat cake



Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:58

Not especially - I think he's a great performer and has recorded some great songs (although age is catching up with him now) but I wouldn't say I'm a real fan. 

jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:53

Do feel free to join in with the chatter on Hello Forkers thread if you're at a loose end now that gardening weather is getting scarce


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:47
Verdun wrote (see)

Dove, i too wondered about Angela 17......

lola sounds a bit kinky Dove....!!!

very warm day.  

"Her name is Lola, she was a show-girl, but that was 30 years ago when they used to have a show ..... &c"

My Lola's getting on a bit ...

BL - I'm sending you a PM

jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:39

Well, if you can't move it I'd mulch the roots with some more bark chippings, and when frost is forecast I'd try to protect the top growth with a couple of layers of garden fleece.  I find securing it with clothes pegs works quite well as long as it's not too windy - then it's not too onerous taking the fleece off in good weather and putting it back  in bad.  I'd also wrap some fleece around the crown.  Then if we do get some really cold weather, if the top growth is cut back it may grow again from the crown. 

I'll keep my fingers crossed for your jasmine if you keep yours crossed for my Campsis radicans, in a big terracotta pot in a southeast facing corner of the terrace 

Memo to self:  must remember to bubble wrap the big pots!

jasmine polyanthum

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:14

Hello neighbour    (I'm in Norfolk too)

What sort of spot is it in and what's your soil like ?


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 17:10

Hey folks - is anyone else having trouble with the two threads started by Angela17?  When I click on them I just get a run time error message and get thrown off the site, but I see two people have posted on them

Wonder how Hosta's got on with the Ortho chappie/chap-ess ?


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 16:11

David - my Kaspersky anti-virus is perfectly happy with GW - but if you think there's a problem contact the web team and ask them to get someone to look into it

There are a couple of new threads which, when I click on them, take me to an error page - maybe that's something to do with it?

Raking leaves

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 15:32

It's a bit of a chicken and egg situation Nut -  maybe one day a wandering Hefty will come across your leaf piles and make himself at home


Posted: 29/10/2015 at 15:30

I hung two loads of washing out, but they didn't really get any drier - they're in now and on the clothes horse in front of the radiator in the study now. 

Now the heating's on and I'm going to put my feet up with a mug of coffee for a bit. 

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