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Posted: 19/03/2014 at 12:42

I can get any amount of **** that I want because I work at an equestrian centre! Got a good few bags down on the newly created beds last summer and covered them, so I'll be taking a look at them soon. Some went in the new compost bin as well and the compost is looking quite good too. 

You're right about the white camellias Verd - I had  a very pale pink one in a previous garden and it was the same. They can get decimated here when it's wet and windy - which it usually is when they're flowering.

But - in a darkish corner and viewed from the house on a dull day...they are beautiful 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:23

Oh just buy one Dove - you know you want to ....

and with that - I'm putting my coat on and going to work! 

advice please

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 07:58

As chicky has said - they form their buds during late summer and shouldn't be short of water at that time. Bearing in mind the hot summer last year perhaps they were a bit thirsty. Frosts at this time of year can affect foliage, especially if it's sited where it gets early morning sun, but since we've had a mild winter it's unlikely. Cold winds can also cause  browning though, so perhaps that has caused the discolouration.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 07:49

Hi LouatL - I think you take off the side shoots and encourage a single stem once they're growing well but David will be able to give you accurate info as he's the sweet pea expert on here and grew them for showing. 


Posted: 19/03/2014 at 07:45

Morning all. I'm slightly coveting a white Camellia at the nursery...

Dry here for now but the rain's not far away. Oh well...

Edd - no cake for you if you  don't behave...

Young fairy is very accomplished in the kitchen chick - she just doesn't do it often if I could get her to do the washing, ironing, cleaning, food shopping, dish washing, decorating, mending....

Off for a quick look round before work. Have a lovely day all.


Peter Beales

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:10

As far as flower colour's concerned Jim, I'd say purple, but green is my favourite colour - for anything really. The colour of the garden!  

Evergreen climber for east-facing aspect

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:35

I have G de M for a bit round by the shed. It's sitting there just now waiting to be planted. It's next to a large pot and some yellow primulas and brightens up that area immensely. I'm considering just putting it in the ground there to grow over the shed.

The white climbing Hydrangea - petiolaris - will grow there but it takes a little time to get going. Beautiful once it's established.


Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:27

Yes but isn't it exciting fidget, when you defrost something you think is soup only to discover it's daughter's apple sauce...

Not that I've ever done that of course....

The little bat here was swooping around last week - for two days when when we had spring 

Rather nice Stroganoff for dinner consumed. Cup of tea required now.

Peter Beales

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:08

It's spot on art. 

Peter Beales

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 17:50

Don't really like blue at all Jim - in anything really - apart from the sky!  

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