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Callicarpa profusion vs Viburnum Bodnantense

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 16:10

I have Vib. Bodnantense 'Charles Lamont' - it flowers on and off from autumn through the winter and well into spring. 

In my experience Viburnum grows into a substantial shrub more quickly than Callicarpa and the leaves colour up attractively in the autumn.

Callicarpa is a more vivid colour than Viburnum, but Viburnum has that wonderful scent. 


Posted: 20/12/2015 at 06:26

It will be fun Pat  


Posted: 20/12/2015 at 06:23
valerieroberts wrote (see)
Http:// Prepare now for the worst winter in 50 years. Shock UK long range weather forecast for this winter. Four months of heavy snows. James madden forecaster Exacta weather 13 October



So how do you think Exacta Weather's forecast has done so far? 

I know there's a long while to go yet, but ............

Cats in the vegetable beds!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 06:12

Oh Phillipa   - hope you're not still barrowing broken concrete

Festive puzzle....

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 06:06

Found it  


Posted: 20/12/2015 at 06:03

Good morning all  G'day Pat

Those bushfires don't look like much fun

Today I will be travelling the length and breadth of East Anglia delivering presents


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 20:09
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

no chance of getting me to Florida flumpy. We always go east rather than west.


Have you thought of Gt Yarmouth Hosta - that's east from you and there are some lovely sandy beaches - Winterton Dunes are famous


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 19:35

Hello folks - we're back from our day out in Cromer - OH had a beer on the pier, then we had a starter of Cockle popcorn (wonderful!!!) followed by fish & chips  - he had cod and I had skate. 

Cromer was lovely, the day was mild and the sea was flat calm.  We did lots of wandering around, strolling along the prom, watching the birds, including some little turnstones who had ventured up onto the pier and were looking for snacks between the boards.  Then we went up the cliffs and into the town for some window shopping and admiring Christmassy decorations, then as it began to get dark we came home, popping in for a cuppa at friends' on the way - we took them some fudge  'cos they've had a bit of a tough year 

Now we're on the sofa in front of Strictly and the cauliflower cheese is in the oven.

I'd better have a proper read of what's been going on ... I have picked up that Hosta has to find another holiday destination - hope you find somewhere to suit your and  that it all turns out ok

Hydrangea Problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 10:37

Hand him over to your mum, then when he's fit and happy again you can take some cuttings and grow them in pots on your balcony.  They'll be fine in pots for a few years, then when they outgrow their pots you can repeat the process and your mum will have a hydrangea forest

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