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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.


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:49

You're just 'barmy' Verd 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:48

Now now Bboy....

It's hard if the weather's cold and cloudy, easier if there's blue sky and sun which we've had a lot of recently. 

Unfortunately, it's mainly been when I've been at work 

My garden is quite tidy just now, and the grass won't get cut again, although the new area is a bit long, so perhaps I'll get it done today if the dew dries off. I could easily do nothing out there till spring, but I can potter at bits and pieces if the mood takes me. The bulbs have to be done though...


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:41

Nice to see you Pam - hope you're well 

DD is what we'd call 'stoic' here. I don't know where she gets her mental strength let alone physical strength. She's an inspiration. 

Hosta - you're not that old, surely 

and stop calling me Shirley, I hear you say....

Chilly here - just been out to feed birds and take a few snaps. Lots of greenery here to keep me happy over the coming cold, miserable weather we're bound to get!

Anyone know what this plant is

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:38

My clay is acid to neutral, so yes, clay can be totally different in it's pH!

Pete - yes, they do best in similar conditions to many heathers.

It won't be happy if it's too alkaline, so if yours is, best to get it in a raised bed or something similar, where you can control the conditions more easily. 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:14

You sneaked in there at the same time as me Lesley! My daffs are languishing too - in the house though  I'd like to do them today as well as chopping conifer branches for the brown bin collection. Alliums (sphaerocaphalon)  need deadheading now, some might have seeded, but I bought a few more last week so I could poke them in too. 

I've just found out why it was so dark - opened the curtains and couldn't see much - very foggy again. Hope it burns off - it should do. I had lovely cloud/mist inversions on the walk yesterday and watched it all burning away as I got higher and looked back. It's always terrific when it happens. It was pretty chilly though - only 2 degrees at times on the way there until I hit sunnier spots. Chilly at the top too when some mist came in - needed jacket and fleece for a while. Smashing day though. Best time of year for hillwalks if you get a clear day.

Jo -  'I made some coffee and took it back to bed with a book and a couple of cats' .... I take it the cats aren't part of breakfast though....

Giant Hebe

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:05

Pudsey and Fairygirl's Charity Walk

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 08:05

Received yours RB -  many thanks 

Total from forumites is now almost £200 and overall total is almost £300, and I still have more cash  to collect from friends as well as a few more forumite cheques. 

Was thinking of you all when I was out walking yesterday, feeling humble, reflective and grateful that something so simple for me to do can help others who are less fortunate.

It's not possible without the support from all of you who have put your hands in your collective pockets though, and I can't thank you all enough  

Giant Hebe

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 07:50

Think Bejabo has either pruned the Hebe or it's taken over the entire garden - the thread was three years ago... 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 07:38

Morning all - well Dove and Pat anyway 

Been awake a while but watched something I'd recorded. Think I'll have a quieter day today - get something done outside as it's supposed to be nice again. Too dark to see anything at the moment! I'll try and arrange some sun today Dove, but we seem to have pinched the best weather for ourselves up here 

It's when you're having a quiet time that thoughts catch up on you, isn't it Pat? I hope today is better for you.

I think I'll get a cup of tea 

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