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Eynsham Red

Latest posts by Eynsham Red

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 20:23

I forgot to mention in my post a week back, we have some fuscias in a hanging basket that are thriving now that the weather has turned cold and wet.  During the summer they really suffered in the heat!

Snow Drop Or Not?

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:13

It looks like a fairy's skirt (not that I've ever seen a fairy).

little know facts

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 20:11

As a child my wife used to eat "dirt" until one day her brother, who collected worms, pulled a big juicy specimin from the handful of soil she was about to devour!

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 21:19

I fleeced the camelia just to give the buds a little bit of protection.

The greenhouse is wintering some half hardy lobelias, salvias, some cut back to the bone pelargoniums and just to be on the safe side a phormium.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 18:11

As it turned out, I think I made the right call.  The temperature went down to zero, with ice on the greenhouse glass and on the small polythene greenhouse which is right up against the wall of our house.

Frost protection (I hope!)

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 19:12

Just used fleece for the first time this evening.  Forcast of zero temps tonight.  I've got an old small mini greenhouse (used to be polythene covered), which I've covered with fleece inside my greenhouse to save having to fleece or bubble wrap the whole greenhouse.  Wrapped up the camelia outside, and hopefully everything else which matters is hardy .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:42

Beautiful sunset tonight, with crystal clear sky.  Frost a certainty I think.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 20:28

We've got fuschias, agapanthus, sedum, rose and bedding begonias 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:11

Thank you Dove.  I see from your profile that you live in the same place as my daughter and son in-law.  They are budding gardeners too but have a small strip of a garden which is surrounded by tall buildings and so only get a tiny bit of sun during the day, and they are rather challenged when it comes to growing anything.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:44

I've not been on this part of the forum before, and although I've been a member for a few weeks I've not introduced myself yet, so I'll follow the lead of those above and do it now.

My wife and I live in a village near Witney in West Oxfordshire and have pottered about the garden for fifteen or twenty years or so and are mainly self taught from Gardeners World much like Urban Wildlife.  We had a small allotment for a short while but due to poor health I had to give it up.

Having received a new kidney earleir this year courtesy of the love and generosity of my lovely wife, I've found the energy to devote much more time in our small (15' x 40') garden.  It is split into two parts; patio with flower borders and a grassed area with flower borders, small (4' x 4') greenhouse and relaxer swing.  We've bought more new plants this year I think than in the last fifteen!  We're contemplating putting in a small pond but are very short of space.

I've been really grateful to and impressed by the kindness of people on this site and how freely they impart their knowledge in answer to my questions, no matter how basic.

Best wishes,


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