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Jean Genie

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Posted: 23/02/2013 at 17:30

I'm back in . Half dead , frozen to the marrow but its done. Water feature in place but not plumbed in yet  but I'm pleased with the results. Old trellis didn't take much dismantling as some of the wood had rotted and new one looks great. Just as OH started to put them in place it started to snow . Typical.  Clematis survived the untangling and I took the opportunity to give them a quick trim as they are both group 2 - Nelly and Durandi. Want to start planting now but will have to wait.

What have I missed. ? Saw the pics from Bosvigo - love woodland.

Think I'll change my name to Waynetta and get jim-jams on.

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Posted: 23/02/2013 at 10:42

Oh Bunny - meant to say I've grown mimulus - bit of a thug. Dug mine out as it got too invasive. Think it's also called Monkey flower.

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Posted: 23/02/2013 at 10:39

Morning  No snow here and not freezing cold either. Just as well - OH putting up trellis panels today. (Was going to say erecting but I see Geoff's up and about )Also digging out old honeysuckle and moving some plants. The worrying bit will be keeping hold of 2 clematis until the panels are in place.

Going to try Canary creeper this year - got some seeds in asda for a quid . Just hope they don't go the same way as the cobaea.

Enjoy your day forkers.

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Posted: 22/02/2013 at 10:52

Oh Darren  Hope you didn't hurt yourself and didn't cause any further damage to your leg. Glad you are back with us,

Sue, I think he means the hub from his p.c.

I've been putting off going to the shops - it looks so bleak and miserable out there but it has to be done.

Nothing worse than waiting for someone to call Bjay. Hope they don't keep you waiting to long.

Seed swap

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 08:29

I'm planting a new border this year for our friends the bees. I plan to use mainly single flowering plants and am trying out Sweet Sultan (Amberboa moschata) - a hardy annual. Never heard of these before and would be interested if anyone has grown them . Did a little research and until a couple of years ago, they were difficult to acquire although they have been around since the 16th century. Quite taken with the little fluffy pom-pom flowers so am going to give them a try.

Mine are from Johnsons but T&M and some another seed companies now have them in stock.

Has anyone else grown them ?

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Posted: 22/02/2013 at 08:16

Morning Bunny and Gary and to all those yet to arise.

I noticed Skyfall is now available on Box Office with Sky. Looking forward to seeing it but I can wait  

Quite happy this morning - noticed some new fronds appearing on my sundew. Was wondering what to expect as it had all died down to a heap of moss so it looks like its survived the winter.  

I think Spring's packed it's case and gone on vacation.

I ca't get Lilly of the valley to grow!

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 07:58

I bought my lily of the valley from poundland as a bare root and put it in a pot as I've heard it can be very invasive. Nothing happened the first year and I was advised to leave it alone until the following year.

It's now grown into a nice clump and comes up every year. Mine have never been fed as they enjoy poor soil  conditions and like to kept on the dry side, I agree they are tricky to get going but are well worth the effort . Mine seem to thrive on neglect.

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Posted: 21/02/2013 at 14:10

Geoff - same in this house.  

Looks like I'm going to need a N.B.C. suit for gardening this year.

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Posted: 21/02/2013 at 12:53

Flo , when the ratman put poison down here and next door , I was worried about our cats but he said it would be placed in a short cut off drain pipe . We didn't see any dead ones either.

Looks like I'll be out there with my thermals on at the weekend .  Fed up with this cold weather.

Can we expect a food hoarding frenzy again then, Gary ?


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Posted: 21/02/2013 at 11:42

Just had a quick lurk and catch up  Congrats Sue on the granny front - prefer nanny myself even though it does make me sound like an old goat.

Hi Pam  Wondered where you've been .

Had enough of hanging round waiting for trellis so I'm off for a bath. You just know what's going to happen next. I'll be caught out looking like the wild woman of Borneo

And the weekend weather Geoff ?

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Lost label. 
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Seline, Jack Flash.

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Plants and shrubs in containers.

When to stop feeding. 
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Winter pansies.

Why have some collapsed ? 
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Fat ball residue.

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