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SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:21

There's always lots to do when you have a garden. We can only do what we can and when time - and weather - allows. I've done virtually nothing all weekend!  

I knew someone would come up with the answer to your 'white' issue. Dove's post wasn't there when I posted which sometimes happens on here. It'll be easily resolved.

You'll notice I've tactfully ignored your 'pruning' comment Badder....

Japanese Anenomes

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 20:07

I don't know if soil conditions have an effect Yvie. I didn't find Honorine jobert  a problem but I had them on clay - often very wet - so perhaps that helped too. They seeded, but I just pulled up the ones I didn't want.

SALIX 'Flamingo'

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:58

The pix turn the right way when you enlarge so it's no problem 

It looks like you've had a bit of previous damage lower down which you've pruned out Badder,  but it seems to be growing well so it can't have damaged it too much, but Verdun grows these and he'll be able to give you much better advice than me. A good mulch after watering will also help prevent it drying out too quickly. You might want to take all the little dead bits off lower down where you've previously pruned though... and maybe do a little weeding round the base.... 

Not sure about the white but I expect it's something quite obvious! 


Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:43

That's lovely Dove 

 I had  a weird deja vu thing with Bodnant when I was doing garden design. The history part involved  lots of research so lots of reference books were required for pix and info on styles, right back to ancient Egypt. I opened a book and there was a section on Bodnant  with a photo of the formal pond, and I had this weird flashback to when I was on holiday as a child.  I  vividly remembered sitting on the edge of that pond. We had gone to Wales and my parents had visited Bodnant. I can't say I'd have ever remembered going there if it hadn't been for that photo. My sister couldn't remember it at all. I was about nine I think. 



Posted: 03/08/2014 at 19:10

Now Dove - that would make you considerably older than 27, so you must have the dates wrong surely...

would that by any chance be Bodnant? 

Definitely the ironing Yvie - I've managed the dinner after doing mine, but the dishwashing will have to be done by someone else while I rest and have tea and biccies...has to be a very severe injury to stop me lifting tea 

That moment when you think you have planted yellow Sunflowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 18:04

But a rather nice one Sara!  

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:59

I'm hoping my choisya will flower a bit Verd. I've just moved it so that it gets fewer hours of sun (when we get it)  from about 1pm onwards instead of all day, so it's missing the worst of the midday heat. We've had some very hot spells last year and this and it was suffering.

It's frustrating bekkie, but you'll get there 



Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:45


What are some good plants for colour during winter?

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:43

Mmm- perhaps no tea Verd....

White flowers

Posted: 03/08/2014 at 17:40

You're absolutely right bekkie - we have to cut our cloth. When I had my first daughter, money was very tight - even buying a bag of compost was a big deal. I had a blank canvas then, as I do now, but I can indulge myself a little more these days. Remember that if you want cuttings or seeds of anything to try - just ask. Everyone on here is so willing to offer bits and pieces. Aren't we lucky  

I think the green Choisya is quite happy in shade, and the gold one likes a bit of shade to prevent getting scorched. I just moved mine so that it gets a bit more protection. It's not flowered yet but, like Lyn's, it's quite a young plant, and I don't think they're as prolific anyway.

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