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Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:38

Well done to your daughter Susan.  She did the right thing in not confronting directly with these low lives. being a bloke, I have taken action directly. ,got a guy who did a hit and run on my niece's car and got £400" from him.  Took me a month but I got him.  Wonderful feeling.  Maybe Victim Support can help with your daughter.  

Been a lovely day.    Dry, mild and some sun.  Not planting my newly acquired bargain plants today because I'm not sure exactly where they will go yet.

my mum's face lit up today when she saw me.  Helped feed her and she ate a reasonable amount followed by ice cream.  (I needed to make sure the ice cream was ok for my mum so, in all seriousness, I asked for one for me to see if it was suitable.......tee hee hee, it was)

Plant ID

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:29

Hello Lyn.  Did you post a picture?  

What to do with new Camelia ?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:27

Awkward me!,,,

I would keep it indoors for the winter.  Enjoy the flowers.  Jeep it watered.  Because it's so small I would not put it outside.

come the spring, after its flowered, plant it outside.....your soil must be neutral to acid (more line tolerant than azaleas, Rhodos etc)....or into a pot of ericaceous John Innes.  

Camellias are tough but yours is a baby nodlisab.  Read up on aspect too to avoid early morning sun 

Finding a plant

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:20

Tell me more gardening grannie ......

Christmas has come early

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 16:16

Think you can resist Bob?  Just the odd fruit?  Of course,,if you are strong your trees will be so much better

went down to gc today........after chauffeuring someone to train station and passing the gc......and picked up plants with 75% off.  A couple then had another 50% off at the till But I pointed out that they really were pretty dead looking (ok, I lied ) so £1 for 2.    All herbaceous and grasses (I don't already have) and I am delighted.  Still got my eye on a couple of conifers still there.......still "hidden" under the staging ..........and have the nod and wink that a sale will be had just before Xmas. Expecting at least 50% off but will haggle for more!  


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 15:52

Make sure you have same type of hydrangea before you hack yours back sizeuk1


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:35

Susan, she does have something nice.....her mother 

Matty lovely news.

great meeting today at Home.  Feel easier with things now in place



Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:56

Susan, that's awful.  Best wishes to you and your daughter.  Some horrible people out there.  Hope police catch these b......s

Clari and KEF, oh my niece is very happy.  We are close, she will be saving money, her partner is a nice guy in many ways but is a drain on her finances and far too immature.  My niece has just turned 21, nearly qualified as an accountant and told yesterday her salary will be increased to reflect her ability.  It's just that for me a little space is appreciated.  


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:48

Lyn, Bosvigo  Gardens dabble in hellebore breeding and supposedly last  year there were some excellent ones.  

For me dividing hellebores is done according to my whim.   Usually I do this after flowering with no problems

had some excellent hellebores from Ashwoods ....expecting full flowering this year from a nice darkish yellow planted in 2012 as large plants.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:39

Lily, these things work out.  It's the worry of what MIGHT be isn't it but take it as it comes 

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