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Winter flowering violas

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 07:40

I also treat these as annuals.    Mine, planted last October, have been flowering ever since, through rain, snow and frost.     They are still going strong,in pots, underplanted with spring bulbs which are all coming through now.    The two flowering together will look great.     I much prefer the little violas to the winter pansies.   I expect mine to last at least until May when I change the pots to summer flowering plants, then they go in the compost bin.

Used ground coffee

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 07:30

I put mine into the compost bin

winter flowering plants

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 22:01

I agree, the ribes is stunning.    How about Viburnum Bodnantense "Dawn" for pink flowers all winter?

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 17:55

When I read that he said it wasn't suitable for small gardens, I immediately thought of a kiwi plant!    Not sure, though.

Cutting Back Penstemons

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 17:40

I cut mine back in March, and I too had less flowers last year.    I am putting it down to the lousy summer, and I have already done mine this year.

Spring breaks offer

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:30

You are so right GG.   

Flowering plants that like shade

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 09:51

hellebores and lots of spring bulbs for early colour

Queen Elizabeth rose

Posted: 03/12/2012 at 06:51

Just what is it about a rose that makes you want to bury your nose in it?    It is almost a reflex action.    There aren't many other flowers that make you want to do that!

Queen Elizabeth rose

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 14:44

Wasn't this rose a freebie from the GW magazine earlier this year?

Green houses

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 14:58

I also bought my greenhouse from the greenhouse people.   Found their service excellent.

I know I have said this elsewhere, but always consider the slightly more expensive safety glass for your greenhouse.    I accidentally threw a stone at mine, and it just bounced off.     Great stuff! 

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