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Home Baking

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:48
Lilylouise wrote (see)

 

I am sure it is just a trick of the light that is making your rolls look blue on top Salino-or is it my computerThey look good otherwise

Pam LL x

sausage rolls

 

.....mouldy old dough...... must be my camera..the flour dusting does look a bit blue-y there...

meanwhile, I'll have a saugage roll and a piece of that quite yummy looking cake please.... gorgeous both...

Home Baking

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 14:53

...gardening and cooking go hand in hand, so I wonder if other member's would be interested in showing us your skills in the kitchen... be it, buns, cakes, breads, or even hot meals, like casseroles, sausage rolls.... whatever really..   I for one, would be very keen to see your creative skills in this field and any tips you can offer...

...these have just come out of my oven, lovely Granary rolls.... of course I cheat - bread machine does the dough, I finish by hand... I hope you feel that you would at least like to try one...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22141.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

Crocosmia

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 14:35

...lovely...

..I wish my Crocosmia's would spread a bit more.  I have one called 'Zeal Tan' which is a strong orange/red colour, quite hot.... bit like our Fairygirl there..

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 14:09

..wonderful stuff Marion and thank you so much for telling us about it.  I had a feeling you were involved to something like that degree, or have been so... how fantastic to have that near you and a half acre of your own to go with it....!  I do hope you are still able to manage things - perhaps you have some help here and there, we all need some occasionally - lifting pots and digging pits... but I expect your garden is very well established by now....  I don't live anywhere near you which is a pity as I would have loved to drop in for tea to see it... never mind, I hope you continue to post a few photos from time to time....

..keep up the good work !... I shall try to catch up with Nick Wray who unfortunately I'm not familiar with, so will keep an eye out there... 

lovely to talk to you...

crinodendron recovery

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 14:01

^oh yes, I would say definitely plant it if you have such acidic soil - lucky you!  I wish I did.... but I would try get rid of the compost it's been growing in and not use it for planting with...

there's still time to do this with evergreens, so give it a good start with ericaceous compost in planting hole and it should recover soon enough... they are such beautiful plants when well grown...

The very best variegated herbaceous n perennial plants....and do you like em?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 13:55

^ yes I like variegated Pittosporums' very much, Loxhill Gold, Tresederi, to name two, but prefer the silver leafed ones, like Silver Queen and one I have now called Collaig...

however, I think this is mainly about perennials and herbaceous, perhaps little sub shrubs Verdun is interested in here... perhaps I can offer up this little one, Festuca glauca 'Golden Toupee'.... a bit brighter than the more common Elijah Blue...

I see I also have one of those variegated Euonymous getting a bit smothered on the left there...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22138.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

crinodendron recovery

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 13:43
djjjuk wrote (see)

if memory serves me right, i think some miracle gro stuff was used, this one: http://www.scotts.com/smg/goprod/miracle-gro-moisture-control-potting-soil/prod70262/

what do you suggest? taking it out and re-potting? i actually wanted to plant it in amongst a gravel bed at the back of the garden, but would keep it in a pot until it returns to better health if thats the best thing for it for now.


...this doesn't sound like the right compost to me, I would take it out, scrape off as much old compost as possible, retaining as much rootball as you can, and repot in ericaceous compost only....  feeding with suitable fertilizer for such plants throughout the summer... also use rain water only.  I mix in liquid fertilizer with the water in the can... looking after acid loving plants in pots is not cheap, in my opinion... they need mollycoddling...

don't know where you live but looks like the plant has also suffered wind damage, perhaps freezing wind conditions, which it doesn't like at all, needs a sheltered spot.   Wind exposure does a lot of damage to Crinodendrons...

crinodendron recovery

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:34

...are you growing it in ericaceous compost?   it needs acidic conditions, like Rhododendrons and suchlike...

Plants for edging a path

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:33

...^very much agree with that re: Geranium Macrorrhizum, one of my favourite ground covers.... it will even suppress the dreaded horse's tail weed...

lovely photos of the Alyssum above...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 11:26

..thank you Marion, I didn't know it was on GW recently, from Wisley. I haven't watched GW in ages I'm afraid...

I was just wondering, you mention Bristol Botanic Garden a lot, and now the Golden Jubilee Garden, may I ask, are you involved in some way here, volunteering perhaps, or with design or somesuch...?   no need to respond if you don't wish, but I'm interested to know what you are doing here with this garden of yours...

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