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Camelia cuttings

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:04

Joob, one of the main reasons for poor flowering is dry roots in August/September.  Keep camelias well watered throughout the summer and I think you will see an improvement 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:02

Not sure flumpy   I worry for the kids of today though, seriously 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 08:46

There are times when I worry about the head in the sand mentality....for sure I see it on the forum.   I worry because when it matters on referendum day most people will vote for the status quo.  most people simply lack courage  

Europe does not see the UK as anything other than a source of income.  It now wants to police our borders employing european coastguards etc. ....more accurately to  encourage mass migration to this move their problems here. Europe right now is a mess and is a frightening place.   Vote to stay in means we will be part of that.  

If we do not take control of our borders and seize this opportunity to regain our own sovereignty our lives, our safety and our quality of life will be noticeably different...not in 20 years but in less than 5 years.  

There are so many goody on local radio .......who demand we take inevery migrant but there is an ENDLESS supply of people from dozens of large countries to our little island.  Millions are destined to come. Right now there are thousands across the channel banging on our doors....they will all get in too.   There should be no shame or guilt in putting our own people, families and our way of life first. And no lynchings because someone says this.   We are simply moving very real dangers onto our own doorsteps.  

 I wonder how many reading this today have taken in a local beggar shivering in the cold...given him a meal, a room????  Not one I'm sure but why not if you feel we should accept hundreds of thousands of people from abroad?   When we sit in our well cared for gardens this summer how many of us will have a family of Syrian children sharing it? Permanently? 

Being a part of Europe IS about numbers of people coming here, IS about terrorists and IS about our own well being.  

(I am not a racist, not a member of UK or an extremist of any sort) 



Moving a Camellia plant

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 07:37

The crucial thing, Ronald, is to plant your camelia out of the early morning sun.  

Why did you move it from ground to pot?

when potting up camelias use ericaceous john innes compost 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 23:27

Pulling flowered stems from the base IS the way to do it aym......

New Theme Tune for Gardeners' World?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:18

Can still remember Geoff Hamilton's GW theme. Nice 

Camera Talk

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:16

No wonder you love walking up there Fairy.   Stunningly beautiful 


Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:11

Its about the top foliage aym......this is susceptible to frost damage.  Any new plants are better protected in a GH.  

Evergreen Shrubs

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:42

Allsportz, no worries...golden king will be fine there. 

Hollies will survive most everything....besides choisyas are far less tough than hollies 

Monty Dongarden

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 17:38

Nice post Jad.  My own lab has always been great in the garden.....keeps to paths, loves the lawn, likes the sun,  likes to patrol and smell everything.  lovely old companion in the garden.  pinches the runner beans and gooseberries and loves raw carrots.  

a lot more arthritic over recent weeks and I feel time with him is coming to an end. 

I bit further to the west from you Jad 

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