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Camera Corner

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:12

Loving those black n white pics David


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 16:09

Lynn, love those mince pies.  You know you're my favourite don't you? 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:56

Hiya Dove

Thanis for that link.  I have just called the bressimgham number, explained my position and there will be feedback.  Bressimgham explained that many cultivars have changed ..became less popular and demand fell.  

hopefully I,will get confirmation.  If not I will propagate it and sell it as Verdun's Coppershine and make a fortune 

Recomendations for golden 3-0 high yew hedge

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 12:08


I do know it's different, its a yew and it was supplied as Coppershine. I also know there is, so far, no reference to it although Google searches are not  as extensive as they once were.  hopefully my "reputation". (Ha ha ) will be restored.

coprosmas never appealed to me but there is a marked difference between these and taxus

possibly there has been a name change so will check out your suggestion later.  Thanks.

whatever it is now called I have a superb colour changing yew...highlighted in spring by bright copper orange foliage.  Will post picture again.  

To deck or not to deck.....!

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 11:59

Gravel for me too Gemma.....coloured chippings can look very good.

decking is problematic for several reasons...already listed.....but paving if you can afford it would be preferable.  Again, coloured options are available.  paving with pockets for plants and gravel?  

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:52

Plants are often adaptable but they are obviously better when grown according to their  requirements for tip top performance.  Hydrangeas need water.  Astilbes, Astrantias, acteas,,primulas, certain grasses esp carex, even edible like rhubarb need plenty of water.  

My garden has areas of excellent loam to sandy poor soil.  Mainly sunny but pockets of shade or dappled shade.  My planting is based on these conditions and experience has shown me the wisdom of appreciating localised microclimates even in our own little plots.  

for great plants research what they need...not what you think they will cope with.....and  plant accordingly.  Given those conditions your plants will look good and will thrive and "froth".  

Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:26

Hiya Pauline.  Similar to your aeonium.  However keep it as dry as possible if you cannot take it inside.  A few days ago I cut back several large clumps of canna by a little more than half.  Can you lean a couple of planks or sheets of glass or something over your canna against the wall as well as using fleece?

cannas need to be dry now, esp if outside.  Drier the better there 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:23

Pauline, are you watering it?   Let it be now.  Having a gaunt appearance is nothing to worry about.  In spring you can start to water and you can take cuttings from it...they are easy and quick.

no, don't put it outside.  Even here, where aeoniums can and do overwinter outside, I bring mine indoors


Posted: 28/11/2014 at 08:17

Morning forkers    Grey but dry here.  Bit milder.

black Friday?  My sort of day really but no time today and nothing I want.  

Good health everyone 

One last question

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 00:58

Done too 

Discussions started by Verdun

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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