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Latest posts by Salino

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 17:54

..thank you for the invite..I appreciate that... work gets in the way, it usually does - sometimes don't get home till near midnight...no time right now, but thanks again...

I hope you all have a lovely time...  they had a nice little plant centre so leave some room in the car...

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:26

..I went to Anglesey Abbey a couple of years ago.... snowdrops all out but they do tend to all look the same to me.. I think you have to get very close to detect real differences in some of them...

I preferred the winter garden walk...there is such a dramatic surprise as you turn a corner that lives long in the memory...

Weather

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:17

..that's nice.. I like north Cornwall, especially around Padstow area or over nearer to Plymouth...what's that place called...not Lanhydrock but begins with C...can't think...Cotehele..that's it... one of the most beautiful gardens in Cornwall..as I remember it...

my Daphne J. Postil is just coming into flower...masses of buds..so looking forward to that...

Photo test thread only...

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:03

..no idea how to help you with that one... so putting this up hope someone else can...

Apple Trees

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 12:01

..this one... they're not cheap but you get what you want I find...

http://www.chrisbowers.co.uk/

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 01:04

...I haven't watched any of this series but would just like to say that Christine Walkden was first introduced to us on Geoff Hamilton's Gardener's World, way back when... I think her topic was greenhouse gardening..I remember her appearing on what I believe was her first appearance on t.v....

...older members might recall a C4 programme..from about 1986-1992 and one which I enjoyed so very much, the like of which you don't see today,  produced by Ulster T.V. called ''How Does Your Garden Grow''..presented by Philip Wood....  obviously about Irish gardens, mostly in the north I think...

What's your day been like?

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:35

I'm sorry to read that your day has not been so great Zoomer...it happens to all of us... mine has been not too bad as I didn't get up until nearly mid day....insomniac don't go to bed until 3 am....  can't garden...dark before I get out...

did buy some hort. grit and decorative chippings... and made a gorgeous dinner for two...dog ate most of it...

Grasses

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:29

..perennial rule breaker here... I chop down my Miscanthus before mid Dec.... I don't like the straw blowing about the garden all winter... I like to see them frosted up a bit in November but after that... chop with shears... this season I dug up the great clump and left it lying around for about a week before dividing and replanting... it'll survive...

..other grasses I leave till Spring..haven't got that many...

I'm awaiting the availability of a new American one called Schizachyrium 'Prairie Munchkin'.... it's a form of buffalo grass I think...I've grown one such type previously but this looks to be something out of the ordinary...

Apple Trees

Posted: 13/01/2014 at 23:23

I've just ordered 2 apple trees for container growing, on M9 rootstock.

Arthur Turner, which I've grown before and has the most gorgeous flowers... it has an AGM for this...

and Red Windsor...a dessert apple... not tried that one before... so I'm looking forward to growing those.... I had others in mind..there are so many to choose from but after much deliberation....

..the online nursery I use hasn't been mentioned here but I prefer it for it's ease of use and availability of chosen rootstocks...

What's your day been like?

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 20:26

...haven't washed a pot in my gardening life...not that I recommend this as a way forward...well, I do,..but then I can't recall when I last did any ironing either...

...don't garden mid-Dec - mid-Feb... I notice some bulbs coming up and I think a dead Camellia... it can wait.... I find reading a pleasure at this time of year.... that's what I've done today....   I hope others have been more productive...

Discussions started by Salino

weedy ID's please

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Heartbleed

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Windows 8.1 - a warning !

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Photo test thread only...

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Home Baking

please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet Pea thread

Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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