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Posted: 23/10/2013 at 18:06

Just spent the afternoon with winter project - silly really  as the weather was glorious, but windy.

Loads of jobs in the garden to do as well. Tomorrow is supposed to be OK so will have to plan those jobs for tomorrow.

Did put in another plant though an Angelica gigas. When I looked it up there was conflicting advice about its best position so I've put it in , in partial shade, and hope it will be OK

And I know, should have asked on here but sometimes feel I'm invisible!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 12:19

Thought you had a vast estate there for a minute. Mrs Garden

Just looked back at Leadfarmers pictures and see he has a clenmatis Piliu in a pot.

I Was wondering whether to go for the clematis offer in the GW magazine. Now I have seen that, may give it a go. I have a lovely empty blue pot just waiting for something.


Posted: 23/10/2013 at 11:42



my M had her 2 eyes done, she was fine, and couldn't get over how she could see the TV again - we didn't realise she couldn't. The drops were fiddly to start but she soon got the hang of it and has never looked back!. Other health issues now but not sight. Good luck to your M and you

Just nipped out between squally showers to plant a Cephalaria gigantea(giant scabious type with yellow flowers). Have wanted one for ages, bought it at the Mavern show and have just put it where the shrub was I dug up last week. Feel well pleased only hesitant note is that it was so pot bound couldn't even scrape the roots open

Between the showers we have sun here, and didn't have a thunder dtorm though did have some torrential rain


Posted: 22/10/2013 at 21:24

Storm seems to be following peple around country. Not had it here. just watched Bake Off - the winner was .................................

Made me want to bake cake though!


olive trees

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 18:30

Fingers crossed

olive trees

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 17:18

It does need light, well mine do. but I can't help feeling the conservatory isn't right for it as the leaves begun to fall. Mine do lose some leaves during winter but not that many.

i am worried that this advice will be a disaster

But shed if its light - did you say somewhere it's one of those with a window down one side? They will take some frost. Try it in  there, don't forget a little water does not need to be dry -mine get water when I remember

Do not need to be frost free.

Oh gosh I hope this is helpful

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:25

 love it,(Malverns) the pub and never tire of the views 

olive trees

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:21

Perhaps it is a little too warm/dry air.

Mine are still outside and will be until the first frosts. I'm not sure where you live but would you be able to find a sheltered place outside for it?

Just looked -as long as you wrap it and protect it from extreme cold I would hope it will be oK. Living in Sussex makes your climate fairly mild

Don't forget to water it, just to keep it happy not wet!

Hope this makes sense?

Don't know about the lump unless its a callous from a scrape.



Posted: 22/10/2013 at 16:14


No gadening but the rain seems to have held off. Had to see aged parent which was difficult, usually spell in garden afterwards helps but too wet today


I love the idea of a pond and rills but and have toyed with the idea of putting one in, even a small one.

I do have one in a galvanised bath tub but it isn't wild life friendly. 

There is one area of garden which is blank at present, but overhung by large oak tree, that I have considered, but unsure if it would be successful?

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 12:02

I think the Picton Garden is the one that is to be featured on GW this week if anyone is interested 

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