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Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:57


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 14:56

I have never seen one in any gardens where I live - always a warning sign that they may not do well.

I have read up on care but I'm more interested in personal experiences of real gardeners (beginner to expert all included) rather than from a 'sales' point of view.

I would be really interested in your views especially if you grow this plant- I live in Yorkshire, have you found them disappointing, are they fussy about site and soil, growth habit (messy?), size in a few years and eventual size, pruning, does it need special care to produce berries, does the colour sometimes disappoint, what is it like in spring and summer, back/middle of border, easy or difficult care, can it grow in a pot, etc...

Thank you.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:30

A few photos from this mornings jaunt around the garden...



Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:26

No no no Lesley ! It means we are ready for wallpaper! Tiles agreed. Blinds ordered. Cushions hiding in my car so OH doesn't know how much they cost! 

Ventured out out and not only do we have frost...there's ice in the wheelbarrow too. I'll be paying for my neglect come spring next year, lavenders still out, poor poor lovely brugmansia only just whisked into garage, still will need more attn.

took some photos, will put on gallery as they aren't exactly a starring role, well actually they are for me...


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 08:10
Good morning.
Dove, I had an early night too - 8.30! Straight after son went up. But I deserved it as had given skirting boards an extra lick of paint after tea. Didn't wake until my alarm went off.
Another dry sunny day, not looking forward to temperature when I do venture out though.
Not sure what day its going to feel like today - yesterday felt like Friday all day ( a bad one at that) - not a great start to the week!
oh! Just looked out of the window - seems someones stolen all the leaves from the ash tree - im sure they were there yesterday...


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:22
Nice lanp dove. It got me browsing in John Lewis but websites not working on this phone - search lighting and get make up!


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:52
No lily, just a couple of hours in your cupboard then into mine for the rest of the day please. I'll make the coffee...


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:45
If I was panda , id be going straight back under the duvet


Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:34
very true fairy, I've had two good years of them so next year may prove fatal ( la venders I mean). Just an opportunity for something new!
Sunny and cold here.

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