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Trilliums for Lily.

Posted: Yesterday at 19:26

Every word appreciated and taken on board.  I feel brave enough to plant the three I bought last week.  They really are too expensive to take a guess on. Thanks a lot


Posted: Yesterday at 17:38

Sorely tempting Fairy, oh for your wings

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:36

Verdun, yes we probably could but as it was in the middle of a parterre I thought it would be nice to use as a centre piece to grow something up.  Do you think the ground might be infected? I would have to be very careful not to disturb lots of other shrubs

the adjacent parterre has a pear tree which is on borrowed time!! But a lovely shape to  use as a frame


Posted: Yesterday at 17:28


tinned pears remind me so much of my Grannie, I can see the blue dish with sunflowers on it they were served in

Fairy I had an Afghan coat which was my 21st present, thought I was the bees knees!

Cross as after hours of packing up little pressies for family's Christmas  and boxing and labeling and customs firms etc etc for delivery to Hong Kong I returned home still with was to cost £90 to post!!! Contents didn't come to that

So three parcels now which will be cheaper, who makes up these rules?

Seemed to take all afternoon and I was meant to be helping take a tree down!


What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:02

Said goodbye to an old white cherry tree today that has been looking very sick for several years, as we began to take it down we found lots of weeping sap in joins of branches and I am sure I read sometime ago at this is a sickness these trees are prone to?

Can anyone confirm?  We have left the main trunk and will but buy something to grow up it

We have peonies from binnyplants, he is an expert and always available for advice. Worth a wee peep at his website No personal gain just superb service from a good website.

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:52

i bought three bulbs from a catalogue, it's so long ago I am sorry I can't remember which.  I have no loyalty I am afraid, I just go with the one with the best deals!

It is probably sheer luck that they are doing so well, it's the sunny end of the bed and I have a thick layer of chipbark so there is good drainage. I haven't tried moving them but I do move my Lily of the Valley in the green.  Just added 3 trilliums has anyone  any tips on them? I have lost them before and they are so expensive!

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:44

Like Hostafan we too were overwhelmed by docks and nettles when we first came here. Drastic measures were needed 

 After clearing we now use chemicals as little as possible.  Last year nothing at all was used in the orchard or the walled garden,  as Fairy says it's all about good housekeeping .  I found last year was the best yet for nature sorting out the bugs And all the snails provided endless treats for the blackies. Blackspot my biggest problem.

Lily-of-the-valley where do you grow yours?

Posted: 24/11/2014 at 17:31

Mine are in a spring flowering bed in the lee of a wall. Starts with forsythia bush, lilac tree, pulmonary a helibores, then up pop the Lily of the valley, ( never too many for me) they are such a delicate beauty.  They are coming up in the path now but just along the side and the few I dug up and transplanted a few years ago have thrived in between the fritillaries .

i have been in this garden 8 growing seasons and they are just a joy, never able to be called a thug. 


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 14:45

I had to have my family's presses all wrapped packed and posted last week. Hong Kongers not able to come and I will miss my wee granddaughter dreadfully. Thank heavens for Facetime.  This  will be the first time in 37 years we will not have been with my daughter for Christmas Eve, but she is carrying on the traditions tho on the other side if the world 

I always made this a magical day and fed my kids all sorts of fairy stories and we had so many traditions ending with a special dinner just for the 4 of us.

total family numbers 21 so we shan't be alone On The Day. Just a wee bit quiet here

Moss Mosss Mossssss

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 22:29

Careful Jennifer' it can get slippy!  A strong bristle brush ( called a yard brush, not very expensive and will last for years) will do the job with a solution of Jeyes.

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