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Dark green is good., much better than brown. I just cut the brown shrivelled bits off. Mines a bit wobsided too. Its easy to make new ones from a smallish shoot. Just pull gently to detach from main plant and pot up. Mine thrives on neglect. It doesn't get watered very often.
I've never added worms, they seem to find their own way in.
As artjak says, mix it up well, don't let it get too wet or dry,and give it a fluff up/mix at regular intervals.
Keep going Panda. It might be like wading through treacle, but you'll get there in the end.
I think the scent depends on the temperature. My "Dawn" could be smelt from 30 ft away yesterday afternoon. about 9c. This morning, just above freezing, I had to get close up.
As these are the experts , you could have a look on these websites.
RHS advice is to err on the side of caution.
Hackney is likely to have a fairly mild microclimate, but you never know.
Viburnum bodnantense. the cultivar "Dawn" is very pink. If it is more white it is more likely to be "Charles Lamont" although "Deben" is described as white to pink.
You need to have both sexes. Only the females will have berries, but they need a male for pollination. They will grow in a large pot.
Silver Queen is a male and will not have berries.
Golden King is female and will have berries.
Pelargoniums (non hardy geraniums) need to be kept on the dry side in winter but not bone dry. They need to be kept frost free. They don't go dormant like hardy geraniums. If they get too cold and wet they will rot off. They would be best on an indoor windowsill to overwinter if you have no heating in your greenhouse.
I would pack the centre with straw, fold the leaves over and put a fleece bag over the lot. I will guarantee if you go away, it will freeze solid.
Kim, if they were supposed to be November Delivery, they are quite clearly in breach of contract as they havn't been delivered. Ask for your money back. no credit vouchers, no replacements, Refund of cash back to your card.