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Eranthis cilicica (one of the Winter Aconites)

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 14:13

The petals are falling off, the seed pods are forming in the middle, those green stand up bits. You can see the gone over droopy male bits in the front flower. It will be a while before they're ripe

Do choisya works well as a hedge/screen?

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 08:18

I agree with Will. If you ave the sideways space it makes a nice low-level screen. but loses all its charm and most of its flowers if clipped.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 21:49

It wouldn't stop them having a virus if they've got one  but don't know what the diagnosis is based on.

The only really healthy looking skimmias I've seen are in acid soil but there's not much of that round here so I usually see yellowing ones.

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:54

I don't think sun flowers are that hardy are they? I'd stick a sheet or two of newspaper or fleece over those.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:46

who told you? Was it someone who knows what they're talking about?

They're fussy plants and easily go yellow in the leaves if they're in too alkaline a soil.

Are all seven considered to have a virus? 


Posted: 24/04/2017 at 20:20

I wouldn't put them in pots for the long term, though you could get them started in pots. They are big plants and need to extend their roots to produce a decent sized flowering plant. 

They would be reduced now, they're coming up to flower in gardens. Are there signs of life?

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:28

It's nothing we haven't seen before is it? OH's birthday is May 5th, we've had snow showers for that many times over the years.

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:15

Survival of the fittest here. 

Though I did put my new lavender under cover, It looked a bit soft, though  I bought it from an outdoor sales area. It may not have been out there long

Impending frost...

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 19:03

Clara, it all depends on what the plants are. Hardy plants direct sown will be fine. Tender ones won't. Hardy plants bought from outdoor sales areas at a GC will be fine, those from cossetting environments might not be. Tender plants won't like it at all

John innes no 1

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 18:23

Thanks Dove. I'm good with fried in Extra Virgin 

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