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Latest posts by Verdun

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:57

I grow a yellow ivy, Buttercup, which is eye catching all year round.  Lovely butter yellow foliage.  Nice behind a purple or blue clematis

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:48

Nice avatar fairy. ,you really are quite tiny 

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:47

Hiya janebell, ??ou did the right thing, viz., pruning the flowered stems but did you take them back to the base?  

Cuttting back every year immediately after flowering should initiate fresh new stems.

 

First thoughts are, of you did prune right back, are....do you feed too much or is the soil very rich?  Or is your plant growing in too much shade?  

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:31

I knew that's what you meant Artjak. My jokes must be very funny cos I laugh so much when I type them 

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:41

I have 2 against a very dry wall.  In flower now.  They easily root themselves too so often have a new plant from them.  They are never fed.  I prune after flowerimg with shears to keep in bounds amd compact.  

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:03

Not a great first day for 2014 Nut but sun has just brightened the sky for a while 

winter jasmine

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:01

Surprised Bluebell.  The winter ..yellow...jasmine is so tough.  I no of no other winter jasmine so I await to be educated here 

I don't think it's an ideal plant for a pot.  Could you lighten your clay soil ...even with mpc or bark chips.....and try again? 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:56

Nut wins I think.....although I too have sarcoccoca, the winter honeysuckle, argyranthemum....yellow variety I propagate from cuttings every year whose name is lost to me now....cyclamen and a very nice dark blue rosemary.  

Suffice to say, I think flowers are doing well for us all so far this winter and loads more to come.  Spring not so far away folks   Another hot summer to come too....hey! I was right about last summer if you recall. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:48

Eggstravagant jokes there chicky n Fairygirl ....almost good enough for the jokes thread 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:47

Mycorrhizal fungi is nothing to do with nutrients. It doesn't enrich the soil like that. It's simply about creating an environment for better and quicker establishment of plants.  Helps the roots to key in with the soil.  You still need compost and fertiliser.  For plantIng more heathers I would definitely use it.

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