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Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:46

Had a lovely healthy meal at Macdonalds........!!  As a way of restoring sanity I have succombed to a whim to purchase a shrub, viz., abelia kaleidoscope.  At first I hated it, then loved it then had a burger and now love it.  So ordered online.  Best decisions made on a dodgy tummy 

Where does it go?  i know not.  What will go with it?  I know not.  Cant wait to get it though.  

Right, off into the great outdoors 

Don't be scaredy cat.....

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:38

Nice to see you Snow and how right you are about the winter honeysuckle. In addition you are obviously very clever because you think as I do, viz., that those omnipresent box balls are awful.  They look like tortured souls, silly like lollipops in a sweetshop and just so contrived.  (Now I have upset thousands of lollipop box ...lovers 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 14:21

Flowerlover, hard pruning should not kill a clematis,,any clematis. ,it simply affects the flowers as far as I know.  

Gertie, that is a lovely montana.  Ironically, mine replaced a summer jasmine.   Both worth their place in any garden

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:06

Day dreaming as in "better climate in the south east" Tetley. 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 10:19

Not called "day dreaming" is it Tetley ? 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:55

Kathy, you don't rate Double River Wye then?

Bareroot Hosta's

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 09:53

That white pointed bit just proud of the soil NGlittleSeedlings. 

Bareroot Hosta's

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:43

I would pot them up anyway NGlittleSeedlings.

use pots just sufficient for your plant size...don't overpot.  Plant so that stem is just proud of compost.  Water in and keep in greenhouse or outside in a protected spot ideally cloched or fleeced.  Hostas are tough...they will be fine 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:22

Elizabeth, Bonariensis is lovely en masse as you have them.  Not quite as prairie like in my garden but plenty of them and still going strong.  

now you have tempted me....Double River Wye is a plant I will have now.  Lovely thing 

Planting camellias in November

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:13

Hey mis read !   Never said it would "hurt" .  How can it ?  Just said no need for it.  It's an expense not warranted that's all 

Camelias have a tight root system and usually move and settle very easily on their own.  

Re mulching, if you can get acid wood chips they would be perfect 

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