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Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :)

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:49

I'd agree with Dove. Yukka. 

Looking at one on the other side of the room right now. Wouldn't survive outside here! 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:40

Let's see your topiarised doo-hickeys Verd!  

Just been adding a few small 'items' to my nursery list....just one or two of course....

We had a battery hedge trimmer for last house as we had a very long privet hedge and a  hawthorn on one side of the entrance. It was a Flymo chick. It went for about an hour before needing charging but only had one battery which took about 5/6 hours to recharge. It was a bit heavy if you were having to reach up so an hour's cutting at a time was enough. I used an electric one and did the privet, partner used the battery one for the hawthorn because it was too far away from a power source. 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:39

Peonies can take a little while to get going lily, but they don't like being planted too deep. If you've mulched the area, that might also be an issue for the same reason. Lift them and replant and see if it makes a difference 

Which annual and perenial seedlings should be 'pinched out'?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:29

I come in handy now and again Verd 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:09

Let's see 'em Verd 

As long as they're appropriate for us laydees that is...

Awaiting dinner. Daughter numero uno is stirring something in a pot.

Well, why have a dog as they say....

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:23

A great clematis nursery is Taylor's (they're online ) which many of us recommend on here even if it's just to look longingly at all the lovely varieties available! You'll find loads of info about their care as well as hundreds of beautiful plants. 

Beware though - they're very addictive. One is never enough!  


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:16

Been out all day and got a lot done so having a cuppa and a look at all the posts.before getting the dinner organised. 


White and spready sounds good enough for me. I've got Narcs.Silver Chimes and Thalia which I love so looking forward to them - they're all in pots and plonked in the biggest raised for now. They'll get split up and put in other beds as I go along. 

Not sure which peony yet chicky -   I don't like pastel pinks, and the plummy red one is in everyone's garden round here, so it'll be a white - probably Duchesse de Nemours which is a double and well scented. They have it at the nursery - I'd earmarked it last year. Laura Dessert is another white which is nice but I may have to get that online. Not seen it down there. The bed has lots of deep purples and whites - my Irises are going in there - and I've put  the clematis in that I got last year - need a couple more of them though, probably some earlier ones, and I'll put some sweet peas along the fence too.

Thanks for the pic of the bulbs. Glad you got use of the voucher. 

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:01

It's looking great Forester, but as philippa says, you still had to do the work so take some credit for yourself 

They're good on here though, aren't they? 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:40

Maybe she makes him sleep in a separate nest if he doesn't Viv! 

Cutting / moving a clematis.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 15:16

They often flower a second time later on and you can trim them back a bit then to keep them in check. They differ from the larger flowering summer ones in that they don't flower on the current year's new growth - that's why those ones get cut back at this time of year. Generally speaking, they fall into two groups - Group 2 s flower in spring/early summer and then again in late summer/early autumn, and the Group 3 s are mainly summer till early autumn and only flower once.  People often like to grow one of each of those together to get a succession of flowers right through from spring till autumn. 

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