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Can someone tell me what these new plants are?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 21:55

Cineraria silver dust. Not as hardy as you might think for winter bedding plants. They are usually used for summer bedding. RHS calls them half hardy perennials , usually used as annuals. They may be ok in a sheltered spot.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 17:40

If you can, watch all three programmes. She starts at the top, near to Russia, and moves down to the South.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 16:03

We had the last of the sweetcorn last week. I was going to put the stems through the shredder today, but I'm not moving. The lemon tree is in the greenhouse and the doors shut.

 I think we will watch he last bit of Joanna Lumley in Japan. Japan  at Cherry blossom time is on my bucket list.

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:54

I was told it was very unusual for anyone to notice the difference.  We were given jasmine base to start with. everyone agreed it smelt of jasmine, but I said there was something missing. Later I had a spill wafted under my nose with no warning. Now that is Jasmine  I said. He said it was pure jasmine absolute , as used in perfumes such as Joy. Most of the perfumes we buy have the synthetic form in it, due to the cost.  I like smelling perfumes and picking out the individual notes.

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:26

I also think that Trachelospermum is slightly more tender.

I have J. officinale growing at the side of the patio. On a hot summers day, I sit blissed out in a cloud of the scent.

Does Trachelospermum jasminoides smell like jasmine sambac?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:22

I'm going to disagree. Trachelospermum jasminoides smells more like artificial jasmine perfume or jasmine base. (synthetic).  Jasminum officinale smells like Jasmine absolute.(genuine extracted oil) One is £5 a bottle, the other £500.  It has to be said I was the only one in a room of 30 that could tell the difference. ( I was on a perfume course at Bush Boake allen who make a lot of the perfumes used in household products)

Is this a weed?

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:02

Its quite unusual. How tall is it?

Couple of IDs please

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 15:01

I think the top one is a form of sedge, the bottom one is a foxglove.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 14:56

We've had thundering and lightening here for the last hour, now its piddling down.

Telly watching afternoon I think.

Chicky, I think Lord Lambourne are wonderful. We have about a dozen on the little tree. Something to savour, you never find them in the shops.

HELLO FORKERS! October Edition

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 13:00

Time for breakfast here. We are only just up. Hubby woke up screaming in the night. Thank goodness, only cramp in his thighs. I thought it was going to be an ambulance job again. After Brunch, I have a load of bulbs to plant, and some to go to mums.... Dads red daffodils ( family joke, they are red tulips), to go around his fruit trees, and some double peachy ones for mum.

 Have a good weekend everyone.

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