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Posted: 08/11/2015 at 07:15

I'd leave sweet peas till spring now. Unless the temps are good enough, they won't germinate. You could try a few and see what happens.

Regarding shrubs, if you don't have a lot of time, stick to tried and tested plants which don't need too much attention.Gardenias will high maintenance as they're not hardy. Look in a local GC or nursery fro varieties of Hydrangea or Camellia. Camellias are beautiful when in flower, but bad weather can wreck the flowers very quickly, so they can be disappointing just when you want them to be gorgeous! They're pretty unimpressive the rest of the year, and need plenty of moisture in late summer when they form the new buds. The standard Choisya ternata is easy.

Look at what grows in your area too. 


Posted: 08/11/2015 at 07:06

Hi Rose - if you have a query about a specific thing just start a new thread with an appropriate title.  You can't delete posts once they're on 

However, if you're advertising a product - that's not allowed on this forum.

Off to walk in a few minutes so I'll catch everyone later. It's to rain anyway so I won't be away long., just a few of the hills.  I'll have to hang onto my hat...and everything else too probably!    


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 21:20

Hope you enjoyed the scone Ggirl 

There's a few left - get 'em while you can 

Cowslip - the secret is not rolling them too thin. At least half an inch - three quarters is even better 

chicky - that was a brilliant idea with chicklet. Bet you were thrilled doing that 

Oh Yvie - that's very hard for you with mum. I really hope things improve. 

Pat - I saw The Tunnel before I saw The Bridge which made it easier to follow when I did see it! They did a re run of it just before the second series. I saw the American version of The Killing which I thought was very good - didn't see the original Danish one though.

Clematis dried leaves

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 19:13

Anything evergreen will drop leaves now and again.  I'd follow obelixx's advice re good feeding and nurturing in spring, combined with the pruning advice also given. It helps promote more new growth from beneath, which in turn means a sturdier plant.

Other planting around it can keep it sheltered from adequate rain, so it might be worthwhile taking a close look at the soil round your plant. If it's very dry lower down, don't be afraid to water it. Hard to make a judgement without seeing it in the flesh though  

Plant ID help please

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:30

There's a house near me which has a big stand of it near the front gate. It looks great in flower Tootles. Quite a strong pink, the one they have.


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 18:28

Have two scones DD - and don't share...

I know what you mean about going out in rubbish weather. Worst bit is having to drive home when you're cold and wet. How I miss my heated seats  

If I go early it shouldn't be too bad. I can jog along a bit by the reservoir, and that'll help 

Pasta with a spicy tomato sauce on the go for tea. Can you tell the cupboards are a bit bare... 

Do you want some KEF? 


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 17:35

I'll have a big wagon if I eat all those scones - just as well you lot are having some...


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 17:18

Scone Steve? 


This big deformed last one's mine  



First feeble attempt at roofing......

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 15:40

Of course it (Fairyland) exists GGrass....where do you think I live?... 

First feeble attempt at roofing......

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 14:46

Love the birdbath Tetley. That looks  tremendous 

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