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Posted: 22/05/2012 at 00:02

Hello HCF, I got five green bags of cut down bushes and weeds out of the garden today and moved the creeping buttercup from among the Geums in full flower, Peony and many other flowers in the borders despite the two months of cold rain, cold wind, and just plain cold.
My garden on a north eastern coast has more colour than Chelsea outside gardens, some clever stuff must admit and yes the Yorkshire garden does look like a local hillside. I always thought of Chelsea as a rainbow of colour, it has all got very dull a bit like our weather. Still we do have Carol to bring a bit of colour in although yesterdays outfit was a bit off putting with those white wellies.


Posted: 21/05/2012 at 22:23

Where are the flowers?
Concrete wood stone water trees hedges and presenters everywhere but flowers few and far between apart from the Marquee.
I did spot one lovely pink bloom, it turned out to be Carol, at least she knows what she is talking about.
I will look at the next few nights coverage then cast my vote.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 12:46

Teesside is getting North Sea weather today as is most of the East Coast.
Cold breeze cloudy and dull.
My elder Daughter took off to the Lakes for a week, I think they are getting sunshine,
I need some soon.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 10:46

Teesside, weather rotten yesterday all day, no gardening.
Today is better in that it is not wet and warmer.
All under control in the kitchen so five minutes with a cuppa.
Daughter and Grandchildren back from ten days in Mauritius brown as berries, swam with Dolphins, walked on the sea bed and had a wonderful time, another month of this and I will be moving there.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 15:30

Singing in the rain!! well not much else you can do. It has rained on and off since I got out of bed early what happened to that sun tan I got in March I ask.
Still the lawn is cut and trimmed, late yesterday, just missed the green waste though.
Come on Teesside we can do better than this?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 19:53

It was sunny for a while here on Teesside then I crossed the river to "Rains" side, should have known better.
The rest of the day has been the odd rain shower but not too cold at least the lawn got cut and trimmed.
Bitter cold last night here too Jo my thermometer is broken so a trip to the GC needed.


Exotic Seed Germination Advice

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 19:45

Tina, I take it you have time to wait for those particular plants from seed the Laurus seed is sown in Autumn and would get a cold start.
Olive or Olea are also sown in Autumn, with both of those it is better to obtain ripe cuttings. The best bet is to buy ready grown plants in pots which will be a few years old in the case of the Olive which are frost hardy. Do not expect fruit for many years and you need two.
Strelitzia you sow the seed in spring, they need to be warm but shade in bright sunlight, they also send up suckers which can be propagated.
I am an old time gardener so no point in me starting any of those plants off they take too long to do anything and the Olea will take years, they are not showy plants and a hard enough frost can take them out, they do like deep well drained soil.
Best of luck,


euphorbia id

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:30

Doris, Put Euphorbia into google and when it comes up go to Wikipedia they have pictures.



Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:24

Heuchera Saxifragaceae is grown for its flower spikes, I have one that is far older than I am it dates back from my fathers time and has been in at least six gardens as we moved on.
They like semi shade well drained area's and will slowly cover bare earth but in their own time. I cut a piece of the stem that will be above ground cut it into nodes and plant back where it will root and flower the next year, you can also take seed from the flower, not that I had much success with seed.
I also have a modern "palace Purple" which bushes up well and sets off my Bush Fuschia nicely. So the very old small red flowered one and the large purple bushy one a nice contrast. Enjoy.



Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:09

Emma, what Alina says is correct but there are always "buts", You have re potted the roses so you could trim them back about a third to take some of the stress off the plant and encourage new growth. Take the cut just above an outgrowing bud, they will spring into life almost instantly.
Cut out any dead wood and any ingrowing branches so you get a rounded plant, you will get flowers although not as many as an established rose, we gardeners always plan for next year so no problem.
Check your pots on a regular basis for water not too wet and never dry out, give them a mulch in a few weeks time if ever we get a summer they dry out quickly.
They do like a sunny position though will stand semi shade, I have a couple that get afternoon and evening sun and it seems to suit them.
If you make a mistake pruning and we have all done that then you have next year to look forward too, mistakes repair themselves in time.


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