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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:36

Yes Chicky, slugs are partial to heliotrope but if you keep an eye in it in its early stages, removing slugs (I found slugs rather than snails and just a couple of larger ones) then the older leaves seem less attractive.  

I grow the woody,,perennial variety...less purple flowers but more fragrant...Chatsworth 

agree with Bob....the cherry pie plant should be grown a lot more.  I have them in pots by front and side doors, by pathways, under windowsills and in the garden....where they grow much larger.  The scent just wafts in the air esp on hot still sunny days 

Hebe Recommendations Please

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:32

The great Chris Lloyd referred to hebe Mrs Winder in one of his books. He had a pair of them in his garden

for hardyness the new and pretty small hebes are best as annual plantings I think or in pots overwintered in a gh.  

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 15:26


this is why a picture is important.....!  Philadelphus looks very different to sambucus.

could well be philadelphus aureus.  Again the leaves do darken .....possibly reverting but prob not.   It starts to lose its leaves too now

philadelphus aureus does not like sun at all, esp hot sun, and will brown very quickly esp if soil is not moisture retentive. Mine is planted in the shadiest possible corner


danphne Aureomarginata

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:37

True Bob.  Daphnes can be very frustrating 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:36

It can be fickle but a little dappled shade, some sun, some moisture and annual pruning and it is glorious.  copper/orange new growth is fantastic esp with anchusa 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:18

Yep Dove!  It's wot I do 

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:15

Always cut flowers off I said it provided a spectacular sight all summer here with lots of favourable comments.  

Mine is now turning a salvia uliginosa near to it and whether pink or white the association is quite nice . If I don't like the colour I will prune but all summer flowering...??  Can't complain about that 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:11

Got in first.  Hee hee hee 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:09

Indeedy B3 

bright green leaves

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:08

Sounds like Sutherlands Gold.  Leaves do darken a little now esp if in the shade or on the shady part of the plant.

new growth next year will be back to lime green....yellow for me here in full sun 

Discussions started by Verdun

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

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Sad day......

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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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