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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. 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:48

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


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.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:42

Lovely photos.  Think this has to be the most inspiring thread on the forum.  I have to get in on the act methinks 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:39

Pottie, I tend to think the mycorrizal (hmm, prob got that wrong) treatment is effective. I have used it.  The idea is to sprinkle it in the hole and around the roots of the plant to generate a sort of symbiotic relarionship and establish more quickly.  I think it's esp good for things like heathers. 

Re "bern", I always use this method when planting.  My soil is quickly some places on a Cornish hedge I have it is very a moat to hold water for first few days is sensible.  Then I level it out again.  

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:23

Oh, Erica Carnea varieties are out in full flower and a couple of penstemons too.  Dianthus are showing as well. Usually some daffs are showing too but not a one in flower....plenty in bud 

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