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The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:16

art- they're t****. That's all you need to know.

Beastly rhodos - that's a good way of describing them art! Scottish gardens are awash with Rhodos, Azaleas, Pieris and Camellias as they suit our conditions but I like to try other things and not follow the herd and just play safe. Don't care for Rhodos myself but I do love Camellias. 

I think Mike's info will be very useful for people who're unsure about the whole ph thing, especially if they have tried a plant in the past and wondered why it hasn't been thriving etc.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 09:08

Morning all. Cloudy, cold and damp here. Sad news today with that crash and also Tony Benn. He was a fascinating and knowledgeable man to listen to away from politics, which doesn't interest me at all. Very articulate and amusing. 

Doc - what have you done now? I don't know....

Going to get more compost later for the stuff I need to have indoors - don't think the girls appreciate the whiff from the organic stuff! 

It's called Vital Earth if anyone sees it in their GC.  It's lovely stuff - crumbly and rich. No complaints so far from me 

Off for a quick  look round the forum now.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:50

I love the blossom everywhere that weird? 

I always think Hawthorn smells of cat pee 


Choosing a clematis

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:56

Wouldn't bother MrsG. They'll be fine till you're ready to get them in 

Hope you enjoy them. They're such beautiful plants when they get going. I intend adding a pergola just to give me room for more of them  


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:47

Why will it do your head in MrsG? Is it because of the smell of cat pee! 

They're very pretty in flower and good for wildlife.

changing garden around

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:41

Found these mo:1st one is where it was originally planted, 2nd one is what it looked like a few weeks later. You can see the foliage is quite perky and healthy


changing garden around

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:28

Hi mo. I moved a mature Pieris  last year - around late May/earlyJune, so not a good time really. Just now would be better although you may lose flowers. I'd say autumn is the best time.  I stuck it in a big trug full of soil and put it in the shade for a month or so until I took it to my nephew. It was absolutely fine and is now growing happily in his garden! I didn't expect it to survive - I had to take one branch off to get it out from under the path where it was growing. It never went short of water but had no care apart from that. I'll see if I can find the pix to give you an idea of it's size. 

Some apple trees are self fertile so perhaps you could check out some of the fruit tree specialists online to find out which ones would be suitable. If someone nearby has an apple tree in their garden that would probably do the job though.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:52

A few pix from back garden on Tuesday/Wednesday



Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:02

Doc- all that sun's going to your head....

punkdoc wrote (see)

 I saw 6 butterflies on it, 5 tortoiseshells and 2 commas, hows that for March!

5 + 2 is 7- no matter what school you went to ...

I don't like heathers but I'm considering putting them right along the outside of the new fence purely for that reason pd. Great early source of food aren't they? They'll get plenty of sun there too - when we get any of course   We had masses of them on the pond bank at last house - bunnies didn't eat them.  They were alive with bees and butterflies in spring. 

Busy day at work. No gardening done - cloudy, cold and damp here.

Oh well, I enjoyed spring while it lasted!


Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 16:47

That's ok Tracey 

Snowy pix are lovely. I don't really have many that aren't of mountains!  

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