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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:44

Rosemummy. Yep you simply missed the flowers.  They are insignificant to look at.  


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 18:42

Winter song, for me baggesons Gold is pretty fast growing. I grow a few of these as specimen shrubs...Albeit 2 of them as part of a variety of plants used as a hedge.  The new growth every year is such that I cut twice a year.

as a different hedge a purple /gold arrangement looks good...viz., physocarpus Diablo or Cotinus royal purple or berberis 


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 08:51

These electronic cigs!  Apparently kids are now becoming addicted to them.  And still contain nicotine....?  However, I do not smoke so easy for me to judge I guess. 

They are fatal to dogs.  No antidote if chewed by dogs.  


Posted: 19/02/2015 at 07:52

morning folks....wet today.  Dark too.  Mild though.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:21

Composts vary from year to year and from batch to batch.  Always a gamble until the quality is seen then tested.  

Mostly the available composts  are pretty poor I think.

Ornamental Grass/Sedge help

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:19

Roseanne,,how about  uncinia unciniata rubra for red?  Or carex buchanii for foxy red colour?  Or carex testacea for olive/ orange colour? 

I prefer to pot up now instead of planting out divided pieces. 

plug plants

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 20:41

Buying loads of perennials just cos they are cheap is never appealing to me.  Even more so now,  a big percentage will be cheap nasties, weak and barely living, or invasive common varieties thst will prob be checked out in time.  I,prefer to choose what I want, plants that will do well for me, suit my soil and conditions and add quality to my garden.  Better to spend more on a plant you really want and divide it.  

Ive seen so many people buy these bargain packs only for them to be lumbered with plants they don't really want but have to plant because they bought them.  

Go for quality every time.  Buy only plants you REALLY want.  Then you create something really special 



Posted: 18/02/2015 at 18:38

Is the fitting worse KEF?  Imagined it would be easy......  Well, sounds brave doesnt it?  but I can deal with pain if it's not forever!  It's always the swallowing when Mr Tist works on my mouth that's the worst part.  


Welcome to the plants forum

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:09

Warm welcome Kitty.  Don't worry seed sowing very soon now. Warmer every day.  


Posted: 18/02/2015 at 15:06

Wintersong....methinks you have me erroneously dated.  I is only 17 and a quarter years of age. 

Just had nice walk with Spike.  More springlike every day.  

Discussions started by Verdun


Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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Dilemma........wot to choose?

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For Stacey and others absent at mo...

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Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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Black Friday bargains

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Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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