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Highland Jeannie

Latest posts by Highland Jeannie

out of season plants

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 15:08

I agree too.

Although it's good to get plants that have a long flowering season or lots of colours it just seems wrong to go too far.  The daffodil is a classic example - WONDERFUL when they arrive; herald of spring; hope for the future etc but by the end of their season I'm starting to say "oh, more daffs, ho hum"

What next; yellow snowdrops in August, blue roses in February or purple crocosmia in May??

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/03/2013 at 14:13

Cloudy but bright, about 9c here - quite a good day for a birthday!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 11:18

Cloudy, odd peep of the sun & 10c, off into the garden now as going out this pm.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 15:30

About 11c but cloudy & cool breeze.  Visitor due so can't go out & do much today.

We have an "interesting" aroma at the moment too - the wind must be coming from the farm along the road & the cows are inside or small area outside the byre, so the smells are rather concentrated!

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 14:57

It Is Not Spring Yet !!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 13:11

I'm with you, Percy Grower - you really don't know whether to cut back now or wait "just in case." 

Got some trellis for a pyracantha from a local nursery recently & was advised to wait until "maybe even April" before cutting it back & training it onto it.

My secateur hand is twitching already........

Walled Garden Restoration Project

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 11:53

Bit of a long run from here, have visited some years ago now, but when we do go back I'll look out for you!

Walled Garden Restoration Project

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 23:46

Where is it Scotkat??

garden themed cruises

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 22:51
Lyon Greene wrote (see)

 These are tours to foreign lands...Morocco, Guernsey, Ireland, Norway, Scotland, St Petersburg, etc...

'Scuse me???!!!!!  "Foreign" ???!!!

can anyone help

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 18:51

I had a golden foliage philadelphus in a tub for 4-5 years, it was fine, but drunk a lot!  It's now in the ground - I'd never be without one; the scent is just gorgeous.  Choisya is not really hardy enough up here. 

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