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Stainless Steel

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:38


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

but SS certainly doesn't hold onto clay soil the way non SS spades do.


Mine does Hosta...

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:37

I passed Firkin Point on Friday Hosta...

You're almost getting the hang of that quote thing now  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:34

Lots of lovely colour still in your gardens Verd and W'song 

Took a few earlier from the back door.

Lots of evergreens and foliage in mine - planted specifically with long wet, dull winter days in mind :

 wonder if those sweet peas will flower....

A few annuals still going :

and the spiders have been busy



What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:20

That could be the one Jo 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:19

I'm just having breakfast....

I'd give it an hour or two Hosta and KEF - just to be on the safe side 

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:17

Hosta - you could have had a sponsored 'walk' of your own  



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:06

I've still got my jammies on 

On the plus side - the sun's starting to come through - hurray!

Azalea - yellowing leaves

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:05

Hi Possum, they do drop some leaves, as do Rhodies. What's the soil like where it's planted? They like a bit of damp - don't do so well if the soil dries out. Has it been markedly worse this year?

The grubs of vine weevil are the usual issue for plants of any kind - most healthy rhodies and azaleas will shrug off the adult damage, so it's just a bit unsightly, but the grubs are a different matter altogether.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:59


What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:58

That sedum sounds good Snow. I've avoided GCs and the nursery this year as I have plenty in the garden to deal with, but I love them. I'd like to get one of the whites that I used to grow - Iceberg - but I think there's another white available as well now.

I agree with you about Photinias Verd. No idea why anyone tries to grow them up here -  everything about our climate is wrong for them! Plenty of better choices which will give colourful foliage etc.

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