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Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:39

Ok know your smilies off .  I failed A level smilies.  Teach me to reply on the forum without my specs 

Yep, great niece is fine....constantly asking for me 

to recap then.....this is shock .   This is a yawn 

Care for new gingermint

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:30

Better....much buy as potted plants. 

agree with the rest, pot up water well but NO to putting outside yet simply because it will grow more quickly and better with a good start.  Tough as old boots so when you see some shoots place outside 

CM Pellets

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 17:18

I prefer fish blood and bone to chicken pellets Meomye.  

Someone referred to Wilko and I was a bit surprised by how much garden sundries were in comparison to last year.  food and petrol cheaper but a lot of stuff has soared in price....incl prices of plants at gc's 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 16:12

No gardening but strolled around the garden enjoying the scents of winter, willing new shoots to grow faster and to ponder any late changes. an abutilon has not stopped flowering since late summer. 

it is lovely out there right now....sparkling sunshine, dry and no wind. (Ok, sunglasses are over the top and I'm sure weather will change again soon )

Flowering and scenting your garden now

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 16:08

hamamellis pallida mollis is looking good right now for me.  Sarcoccoca and lonicera Winter Beauty too all putting out scent to die for.    The odd hyacinth also sparking the olfactory senses.......I nose you know!  

Come on folks!  Wot you got to tempt me right now? 

Whats the best Honeysuckle

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:57

I have 2 on each side of an arch.  serotina has mid summer scented flowers.  A yellow flowered...Graham Thomas......has richly scented flowers that seem to come before serotina and outlast it too well into autumn

Nice scented entrance to a seated spring scented spot.  

Dry garden

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 15:41

Lin, can your sister get hold of any compost,,manure etc?  Digging in plenty of compost will dramatically make a difference.

a narrow border is often more difficult than a wider one so try for as wide as possible

ok.....get rid of that bamboo for q start...she hates it.  I hate it 

how much sun does the garden get?  If its sunny and warm check out lavendar, buddleias, hypericum hidcote, hebes, pittosporum. (Pittosporum garnettii will obscure that oil tank) phormiums, santolinas, eunymous emerald n gold, cotinus Grace, senecio (nice silver grey evergreen with yellow flowers), caryopteris, cerastostigma, hollies, veronicas, hardy salvias, grasses like stipa tennuissima, sedum autumn joy, ........I could go on and on.  

look for shape,,winter colour, and scent

if your garden is in dry shade there are just as many plants you can select. 

Pruning problems young espaliered apples

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 11:31

No, its not that crucial.  just that re cutting later would have been a good option 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 18:50

Yawning? that's my pretty face KEF.......actually thought it was a horrified look 


Posted: 11/02/2016 at 17:25


ah! you're just tea  sing me aint you Tetley? 

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