Verdun


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Another Vine Weevil warning

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:30

Well said and worth checking now Philippa.....I do the "gentle tug" thing on susceptible plants at this time of year.  Lots of nasties have enjoyed this winter.  

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:26

LG, I think your holly will recover......hollies are pretty determined to grow.  

You want a lollipop.....not  offering sweets I hasten to add ......so I would take a lopper to it now to get a semblance of shape before new growth starts.  Wont look worse than it is now but in your head you know it will come good.

a generous feed and mulch too.

during the growing season just check on how it is performing.  Some shoots will prob be stronger than others.  

Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:18

a supplier has just sent me a mail to say he has loads of new plants now and in the offing. 

Well, I wont look at his catalogue . Won't be tempted . No way jose . I have enough plants . I have spent a fortune already . I will delete his mail without any   Iota of curiosity to look 

heck!  That is bloomin' rude.  he took the trouble to write to me and I'm going to ignore it?

nope!  Going to be strong.  Got a casserole to check on 

I'll take a quick look see 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 14:50

Not a huge bill but a high consuming other likes her heat.  Jumpers for me Dove.  

I lost ten pounds too Hosta.....    Found it again tho 

dampish here now........just enough to spoil things 

my plant parcel has been despatched.  ............

Onion seeds

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 14:43

Yes, bring them in Valerie.  

If you have some spare seed I agree with Logan and would sow more 

Should see something by now....is your compost a little too wet?  Therefore cold?

I sow onion seed in late December 

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:30

My view too Posy. will take a few years to fill that fence with new climbers 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:28

Thanks Doc.  Will try that 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:21

At last, my plant delivery was on doorstep this morning as I got back home.  Bit earlier than I thought but delighted . Bit flatter as a package than I expected though.    Opened it with a mixture of excitement and disappointment (as I said it was a smaller package) to find

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my supply of dog poo bags had arrived.  

Forgot I ordered those.  Bummer 

not my day...British Gas bill came too 

but, sunshiney day and my plants will come tomorrow ....yey! 

Do I need to do anything to my Salvia

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 22:34

Hiya Bandita

tough hardy plant.  

Your choice...leave those dead stalks to remind you where the plant is or cut them off. New shoots will form in a few weeks regardless of what you so. You can tidy up then.

Holly tree, cematis montana and bird cover

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 22:22

montana is vigorous though Hazel but not, in my opinion, where it is in LG's situation 

A long line of fence there, LG, that will accommodate those vigorous shoots.  if you have the space, what better? 

I grow a scented montana...grandiflora.....where tied down/lowered stems do restrict growth in the sense that it is widely spread. A delightful splash of colour in spring 

a replacement alternative clematis makes no sense to me 

P.s. just read your latest post LG.  if you really don't like it and it looks "hideous" out of flower then get rid of it.  My thinking always is to take out anything I really don't like.  

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