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Is this mahonia?

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 09:07

Kolkwitzia I think Jen T.  Usually a much smaller bush that yours 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:35

Yes a wall plant for sure

Using Fleece to Protect Outside Fuchsia's

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:34

Fleece is great to keep off few degrees of frost but it itself must be kept dry where it is in contact with the plant.  In a gh fleece is brilliant. outside it needs fo be supported over plants or draped under polythene.  Wet freezing fleece does more harm.

Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:36

Sounds a plan Maureen 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:35

a word of caution though Pauline from personal experience......when cut back to near the base aeoniums may suffer/ die.  Half way or so has always been successful for me 

Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:32

Excellent Pauline 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 07:31

Ha ha Jo.  You have hydrangea fixed in your head 

they all seem to have heavy timber though.  Having had to prune and tidy petioralis I have an aversion to this family of climbers.  Apart from the flowers these are boring.

I am sure whatever you grow will be fine Jo.  Make a list of pros amd cons and then go for it.  


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 00:05

Rosie, convolvulous cneorum if its sunny there.  Or aeoniums.  Stipa tennuissima would be delightful in it too.



Hellebore seedlings

Posted: 27/11/2015 at 00:01

Maureen, most certainly they will.  Seedlings always...always...grow in the WRONG  places and in this case too near established clumps.  Try to dig them up next year and it will be more difficult.  Plus you can plant them exactly where you want them.  It's what I do Maureen to great effect 

the deep pot thing?  Sure, when you buy established hellebore plants they are in deep pots because they develop deep roots.  However, potting on now...9 cm or slightly larger will suffice.....will be absolutely fine.  My regime is to pot on several times to get a really good plant to put out from at least a one litre size.  Incidentally at this stage john innes compost is best.

they will prob take 3 years to flower Maureen 

10ft of boring bareness

Posted: 26/11/2015 at 23:51

Ah!  Winter jasmine. an under rated shrub indeed Jo as Mr Bumble beelieves! 

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