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Posted: Yesterday at 18:12

I think you are a little unfair! I DO care about what my cats do and I wish all the neighbours' cats wouldn't poo in my garden, but there is absolutely nothing I can do about it. 


Posted: Yesterday at 13:59

Well, I've half a lovely hazelnut cheesecake, if you're interested.


Posted: Yesterday at 13:36

95mph off The Needles - just a short drive from here.! Never mind, my first seeds of the year have germinated, in a propagator, of course. Exciting!

Late Hellebores?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:37

I wonder where you are in the country? My hellebores are the Orientalist type and I understand that they are commonly known as Lenten Roses, as opposed to Christmas Roses. Given the name, you would expect later flowering. I am on the south coast and they are already in full flower but this is probably early. Yes, they like shade but not very dry soil. I'd give them time to establish and get their roots down - they don't like being moved - good luck!

what are these ?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 21:40

It's pretty stuff, sure enough, growing in a hedge or wall but it spreads everywhere, choking out the plants you want and covering the ground before you know it! It is difficult to weed out, too because every tiny tuber comes free very easily and makes a new plant. I don't use weed killers so I have spent many an hour on my hands and knees, trying to get the damn things out.

Can you Identify this Jasmine & Share any tips?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 07:54

My daughter has one that grows up the side of her living room, round the window. It is sheltered from strong wind and gets warmth from the house and it thrives. My house, 3 miles away, is very exposed to sea winds and they won't survive outside in winter. Mine is in a pot which goes out in summer and into the greenhouse in winter. They are lovely, easy plants and the scent is wonderful.

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:42

The thing about Montana is that it does provide shelter for the birds in winter, and I know you value this. Nellie Moser isn't so good because it has to be cut back regularly. It might be worth trying Verdun's approach to see if you have the time to keep it in check - it looks great growing along a fence. It would still flower, provide cover and give your holly a chance to recover.

Greenfly - In January!!!

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 10:29

Yes, they are a pain. I generally remove them by hand but you have to keep doing it. Slugs are a bigger problem with my lupins and some years I just give up on them!

Hellebore transplants

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 22:18

I move my hellebores without much difficulty by digging up a really big clump of soil, so the roots don't even know they've been disturbed. I put them straight into their new position, one at a time so they do not get dry or knocked about. It is easy to collect seeds: why not sew them into pots and put the pots into a cold frame if you want more control. However, the easiest way is to do as Nut says and just throw the seed where you want it to grow.

Witch hazel Strawberries and cream.

Posted: 29/01/2016 at 13:37

Thank you!

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