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Posted: Today at 07:24

Morning all.

Just returned, from 10 days in the sun. Grenada is a beautiful island with lovely people and a great environment, with a rain forest and lovely wild life.

Utterly jet lagged, so off to bed, after the SM.

Will catch up with you all soon.

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 15:10

I agree with those who like the purple / deep blue association with the acid green. Some of the tall perennial Lobelia would look good, with as you say, a blue Geranium at its feet.

I love orange, but I don't think the Geum would look right.

Planting a tree

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 14:57

Perfect time.

Square hole [ yes really ], encourages roots to grow out. loosen soil around edges of hole [ same reason ], don't add compost to hole [ if soil too rich in hole, roots will not have to search for nutrients, and finally a stake that allows top of tree to move, but that anchors the roots.

I am sure people will disagree with some of this, but I read a lot of stuff before planting trees a few years ago, and there did appear to be some evidence for the above.

Also regular watering in the first few years.


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:58

Look at the photos of Longmeadow from when he bought the house, and you will see how he transformed a field [ without help ] into a garden over a ten year period.



Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:22

Afternoon all.

Welcome back Fg., missed you.

Still blowing a gale here, does not inspire me to get out there.

Counting down to holiday, and some much needed sun.

Have a good day everyone. 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:09

Brilliantly said Chicky, although I cannot agree with Duran Duran and Spandau. Try changing to the Clash and the Jam, and we would be getting somewhere.

I find myself constantly re- reading The Ivington Diaries, which I just love, almost poetry.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 10:44

Well David, if you say nothing, there will be nothing for me to say!


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 10:08

Morning all, seriously windy here. Woke up in middle of the night to an almighty crash, thought oh NO what has gone.

Got up, got head torch and wandered around outside. Nothing seemed to be damaged, except a few pots broken. Some where a tree must have come down, but I can' see where.

Several roads in Sheffield closed, because of the fallen trees.

Off to buy some seed compost, so after the holiday I can start sowing.

Stay safe everyone.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:46

I like the double nivalis, and S.Arnott is pretty too.

Personally though the large drifts of plain nivalis give me the most pleasure in my garden. I think it is one of those cases where the amount really matters most.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:28

So sorry to here that LP.

Morning everyone.

SM done.

Wind here terrible, too dark when I went out to see any damage, can't put it off for much longer though.

Had some really good news yesterday, my pension has been up-graded, they have finally accepted that the NHS would not employ me as a doctor.

Hope everyone else is safe. 

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