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Posted: 28/01/2014 at 17:45

Woody, that is a classy colour. 

Had spotlight south west tv cameras at foodbank today so should be on tellie tonight.  I guess I am famous now and no longer in my own mind 

Have to pot on some already re potted young plants. They are growing faster now.  They nclude salvia Amistad, lupins, salvia elegans, agastaches & penstemons.  

Spring almost here 



Posted: 28/01/2014 at 12:53

Yes Stacey, haven't actually got any of the "neon" range but know of them and been tempted.  Just got soooooooo many now.

Sunny at mo.

Off to foodbank now to steal some food 

Help please.

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 12:47

White flowers on Camelias are more susceptible to browning and falling.  The position is esp important to white varieties ...they are just not as hardy flower wise as reds or pinks.  For this reason, I have a white variety in a very protected position, out of morning sun of course and protected from bitter winds.  

I had a white variety at the front,of my house few years back and even though it's very mild here the,flowers browned and spoiled. in it's new position, as already said, it's absolutely fine.  

I too am on the coast so salt winds are potentially a problem too on those flowers.  So my protected spot includes defence against sea winds


Camera Corner

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:30

Talking of yellow roses.....sorry not a favourite plant for me (I know I will get shot for that).....but I once grew a scented yellow rose called Happy Child.  The rose in David's picture reminded me of it.  Would love to get it again if only for the name.  It would be for a garden elsewhere......mine seems not ideal for roses. 

Witch Hazel

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:21

My pallida Mollis is in full flower ..has been for a while now.

I think your plant is just settling down position, situation, etc.  

Mine is in full sun buf partial shade is better I think.

Did you prune it at all flowernotes?  

What sort of compost now?  John innes ericaceous is preferable.  And I would add some dried manure too.


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 09:14

Have lovely day today dove.  I have a birthday too this year....wot  a coincidence....but I have another next year too 

Difficult decision to car or a new hellebore ?

Weather- wise showers amd sun again but cooler. 

Sorry some of you guys are little few sniffles myself 

Foodbank today 


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 22:44

Stacey, I do know Dryopteris  copper fern....I do grow it.  Yes, nice new growth but less vigorous than some.  


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 19:00

You are so cruel Stacey.  How can I get past the Toblerone stage without eating it?  

It does sound rather nice though 

Got a thing for,Cadburys mini eggs right now.  They seem to be on offer everywhere.  

Got a recipe of my own...

Get a few bags mini eggs, place in a bowl.  Add ice cream....real Cornish of course....and cornish clotted cream.  Add a couple of bananas (I like to eat healthily) and mix.  Enjoy on one's own whilst contemplating the world's issues.  

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:52

Hiya Tracey,

Do you know which conifers they are?  How big?  Possibly new growth during the mild spell now being hit by windburn.  I have lots of new shoots/buds right now on all sorts of shrubs and conifers.  

Advice please

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:41

How about a holly RAGDOLL?  Lovely varieties out there like Handsworth New Silver and Golden King.  Berberis Darwinii is evergreen, tough as old boots with orange flowers in spring.  viburnum dawn has lovely fragrance duri g the winter.

I know it's not totally maintenance free....??ou should prune it in spring but it's easy peasy.......but what better for bees and butterflies?  

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