Highland Jeannie

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I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 14:15
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

I have to agree I went and bought only two grow bag trays yesterday and found my self coming out with two extra packets of weeds with them..


Love the typo James!!  I get plenty of those without having to buy them.....

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 20:25

Was out yesterday so had a look today; I am amazed as to what's in flower, albeit "only just" in some cases!

Winter-flowering jasmine is really giving it laldy at the moment!

Several heathers

Wallflowers (those that haven't blown out of the ground!)

Cyclamen coum

Primula wanda & others


Witch hazel

Viburnum bodantense Dawn

Sedum spectabile - horizontal but still red!

Lamium (the mainly white leaf with purple flowers)

Pansies, various colours

Osteospernum Springstar Magenta- 5 flowers & loads of buds

Scabious, pale lilac, tatty but flowering

Anthemis Tinctoria EC Buxton (the one I forgot to cut down)4 flowers

Sweet William, just a couple of stems

A small creeping ranunculus has 2 tatty almost gone flowers

Clary sage has a couple of purple bracts

Achilleas have a few flower heads left

The Chaenomeles Rubra & Pink Lady are not actually out but the buds are really fat

The cineraria has lots of buds showing yellow but none out

Finally, the wide bowl of autumn crocus of which about 20% flowered in the autumn has 1 plant with a hint of purple thinking about coming through.

A few bulbs here & there are poking through the ground & those in troughs & pots are up a couple of inches or so -it'll be a long time before they're out!!

Not a sign of flowers on my Gautheria, but lots of berries



What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 15:58

Hi Weyplotter, we have friends who live very near Brooklands, they sent us a video of the (very murky!) river at the end of their road, it had been across the road, but fortunately their bit was fine.  Their problem on Christmas day was getting home from his mother's, as so many roads were closed, they took a huge detour.

Yesterday & today so far have been very calm; the storm's due here soon  & I'm going out tonight.

things that shouldn't be flowering at Christmas!

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 16:50

I have 3 flowering stems on an auricula plant; wonder what will happen to it in spring??

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 16:47

About 5c today & sun shining all day; had a lovely walk but had to keep to a hard surface - the grassy areas are somewhat "soft"


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 19:56

Just want to say thanks folks for advice & laughs, and to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Healthy New Year.

Don't get on here as much as I'd like, but do read a lot.....  I'm sure that just looking at the Fairy family's "fancies" have made me put on 3 lb!



Merry Christmas

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 21:49
star gaze lily wrote (see)


I actually got a pic on here!  Lol you don't know how long that took! 

Oooh, I think I do, Lily!!   Well done.

winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:58

Can't remember the exact wording, but it is said that the cold weather only starts after the winter solstice  & I read somewhere that the coldest day of the year is often 19th January.

Still got to wait until early Feb for the back garden to see a glimpse of the sun.


Badly explained help!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 16:25


Bet it isn't up here, pal!!

I'm very pleased that the RHS have introduced a new hardiness guide - will the plant labelling companies use it??   3 guesses - 1 will do!

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 20:52
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Maidenhair ferns and spider plants often do well with their pots grouped together - maybe they'd both be happy in the bathroom - perhaps with a peace lily as well 

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