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mystery plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:20

..nice to see you about again blackest... don't know what that is... someone else might.... so...



Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:17

..and a Happy Easter to you too.... I've just made some delicious Hot X Buns.... bet you'd like one....


....sorry... all gone ..

What to plant in the greenhouse?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 14:13

..I sometimes grow winter salads in grow bags.. you can get winter varieties to sow from seed directly into the bags... they even survive periodic freezing and start growing again when it thaws....T and M's 'Niche Oriental Mix' is one...Sutton's 'Leaf Salad Winter Mix'..another...

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:50

..may I just say what a marvellous job you people are doing here, even though I am not a part of it,... you deserve at least some more general recognition of your combined efforts.... not least artjak for starting it off....where there's a will, there's a way, and greatly epitomised here I think....

...very best wishes to all those involved...


Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:39

..must have been blown in by the almighty thunderstorm we had in Fenland this morning at 7 am... nearly blew my house away, which wouldn't be difficult to achieve... the rain was welcome... got the hose out yesterday....such a waste...

...I should add, how lucky to see a swallow... I shall keep a look out...

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 11:37

Hello Mr Brown,   I'm sorry to hear you are not in the best of health, I think a number of us here are also getting on a bit, so to speak... however, as I understand it, this Clematis variety wouldn't be amongst the most hardiest, which is why I put forward a little warning... we also don't know which part of the country you live, if salubrious Salcombe or similar, then no need to worry but if in the sight of Ben Nevis, then you might...

...I liked it's foliage as I recall and this clone has good colouring in the flowers so I hope you like it too... and that it will be successful for you.... it's a pity you cannot plant in the ground.... I'm not sure how long they will be happy in containers of that size... but, very best wishes...

Suggestions re a suitable creeping plant

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:25

..I grew a Clematis Cirrhosa 'balearica' when in Cornwall... it flowers during the winter... I think they need a sheltered spot and might not be successful in containers which are likely to get frozen... but if it's what you want then go for it I would say... gardening is all about experimenting I think...

Clematis Alpina

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:13

..leave it grow and will get better... there's no need to prune these... snails and others will eat the flower buds... you need to watch for those but they flower profusely once established, so there should be plenty left for you...

Unknown shrub

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 19:10

..yes I think Viburnum plicatum of some sort... perhaps Lanarth..?

'Kilimanjaro' is the latest must have... and certainly one I'd like to own...

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 17:01

..the small trees you've bought are very nice... it ought to be pointed out I think, that it will be many years, perhaps 20 or more, before these trees are at the heights you might see in photos...and even then they're not that big as trees go... I wouldn't worry about it, enjoy them while they're young... as you are... in all probability you will have sold up and moved on long before they reach maturity...

..I've got a Cornus kousa Chinensis in my garden... in about 20 years or so it will push my house over... by which time someone else will have come along and chopped it down.... I shall enjoy it for now...... don't worry about it...

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