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Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:51

I noticed that too Salino. Very strange!

It's nothing to do with me..honest guv...had my wand serviced recently 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:48

Loving the gargoyle LLady!

But love that last pic 

I would love to look like Rachel de Thame...but sadly....I'd need to grow 6inches and have a body transplant 

She doesn't have wings though........


Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:45

Yes Alan- steephill's right. The foliage will then turn green. It's the just the way the new growth is and the main reason for having them. They grow well up here in Scotland because of our soil and soft water - everyone seems to have them! Useful for this time of year too. I'm about to move one because it's been planted in a really stupid place but I doubt it's going to survive.

MOB rants

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:36

Gfantic- I know what you mean. It's like having another sodding job by the time you clean it and sort it! The recycling here is quite poor because of the number of different bins, bags, boxes etc and what you can and can't recycle, yet the neighbouring county for example has bins you can put all plastic in  and they obviously sort it at other end. If they want people to recycle they need to make it simple otherwise people just won't. What I do wonder though- with all the different lorries they send for it...just how green is it?

We can recycle batteries at supermarket but they keep moving the b****y bin!!


Posted: 02/06/2013 at 10:29

I've done housework and varnished more windowsills and dyeing towels so now I don't feel guilty going in the garden to tackle moving a pieris...mmm doubtful...and sorting out my new clematis and potting on more 'stuff'.

Have you had your weetabix Tina?

help please

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:56

Here's a pic bluejan


help please

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:51

bluejan -I got some square ones out of Ikea but it was a long time ago and they may not still have them. I had a round one from there which I used for my Christmas tree but it has plants in it now too! It wasn't as sturdy though. The square ones had little handles at the side and were about 45cm. Outlets for farm supplies will have galvanised troughs etc but I think they're pretty expensive. How about a metal dustbin? You can get them in diy stores.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:45

Bob- looking great. Agree with Verd- that heuchera is outstanding! Love S's Seal too. I've got  a greenish heuchera seedling which was in a step at work so no idea what it is! Needing potted on so it'll be interesting to see if it's worth the bother or not.

BBen- the Clematis sounds great- looking forward to pic!

Verd- why are the yellows difficult for you?

Advice on replanting young unknown tree

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:33

Have to agree qr- unless it's in a very sheltered spot it needs a good stake. I personally would do that regardless of site-  no point in risking losing it again. Low, angled stake gives stability while allowing top to move and strengthen.

Poorly Camellia

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 08:29

Sod the camellia just now- the yellowhammer will be more attractive Sara!

You can prune the camellia later and give it some care once the birds have gone. How lovely to have them. We don't get them up here.

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