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Posted: 15/03/2013 at 15:33

 Hi Kate,I grow them from seed every year.Seeds are exp. & slow to germinate but OK once up.Sow them onside or they will not come up.The WHITE variety are good too and will bloom till the frost. Plant them out when safe from  frost . Worth growing as they are problem free once germinated and look so exotic and unusual.Have not had much luck with cuttings and my collected seeds.MD has been able to do so...not fair! But do have a go, it's such an achievement Will try and find some recent pictures and of the white ones.Good luck and enjoy

winter flowering plants

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 08:03

 Hi Kate, Try Ribes Laurifolium(above). It is easy to grow, very hardy,ever green and the scented flowers appear in Dec/Jan and stay till April.It has dark green waxy leaves all year round.It is easy to strike from cuttings or layerings.It does not grow very tall either.I hope your parents like it.


Jasmine Beesianum

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 14:39

Hi Tattianna, it is very easy to grow but needs lots of sun to give you clusters of pink tubular flowers.I have one at the foot of a lilac tree and it clambers up it quite happily.It is pretty hardy and layers itself easily for you to make new plants.I have one in a large pot (grown from a layered cutting) and it is growing OK there though slow  as it is restricted. So your plant should be OK outside in a pot  if you do not get severe winters. The two that I have survived -15C one year! Good luck

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 08:28

Hi Bunny... I don't care how old Nigel is to me he is a baby......... that lights up Montys' face when he talks to him. He completes Montys' garden. Besides, he makes me smile! I noticed that the producers have cottoned on to the fact that finishing GW with them together is a plus

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 08:17

Thank you GG for your kind and encouraging comments. I feel that the forum is for EVERYONE and not a select few, and it is wrong for certain individuals to be patronising and condescending towards others whose opinions they do not agree with.

I enjoy reading the posts and interacting with like minded members and sharing ideas.

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Posted: 12/03/2013 at 10:17

Talking about the liners, I try to compost mostly and the wildlife also do well with what cannot be composted.The rest goes to the council in their container lined with kitchen paper(costly) or wraped in newspaper. And yes, I washout the recycling etc. containers with diluted vinager(very cheap!)

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 09:58

Reading the comments above has prompted me to write this, I was new to this forum and I was foolish enough to respond to a comment made by Dovefromabove.It was taken the wrong way by him/her and posted a very sarcastic remark back. I found this very hurtful and stopped going on the forum for a while. After some thought, I decided that I was depriving myself because of ONE forum member and  there are alot of VERY KIND and polite other members who have given me good advice. I also felt that I had the option not to read or response to this persons' postings or blocking.

I an pleased that I had the courage to carry on with the forum as I enjoy reading the comments and most of the forum members are VERY, VERY sensitive to others, especially novices like me.

To you I say a big THANK YOU and and what a pleasure it is to read your postings

Gardeners World new season

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 12:49

It,s a good programme for me as it has basic info and the winter flowering plants feature gave me an idea with the dogwood combination. It is not tooooo taxing as I feel a "heavy" taxing programme would need to be longer. It is good for giving us ideas.

I do find Joe boring and Carol is to enthusiastic!!

Yes, the chickens make me smile as they seem to steal the limelight from Nigel without meaning to do so! Monty is so self effacing and down to earth and reminds me  to do  boring stuff that I have forgotten to do

I have been watching Beechgrove and it is on the same lines except that it has more trials on Composts etc. which is useful. Some stuff is OK for us living down south, but mostly it caters for the colder areas up north. IT starts on the 4th of April @ 7.30 hrs. nationwide on BBC 2. Enjoy

Summer flowering evergreen Clematis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 12:13

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Posted: 10/03/2013 at 11:46

i have chop sticks in my greenhouse as they stop me using my fingers as dibbers etc.!

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