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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:36

Thanks nut.    It is a bit unusual to say the least 

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:35

Punkdoc, not really variegated.  New leaves are butter yellow. ,leaves now are olive coloured.  I topiarise mine.....tight pyramids...and the summer growth produces those lovely yellow leaves on arching stems.  

I too think the variegated leaf is that of a euonymous, maybe gaiety. (not a clear pic on  my iPad )  Definitely not lonicera.  So...wegeila,,Lonicera and,euonymous.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:28

Hiya KEF,

Now hearing about all sorts of problems.  Winds supposed to increase to 90 mph.  Even more  More trees down. Far from a comfortable feeling.  So many roads now gridlocked or impassable. 

Far from an expert Panda but Xmas Rose is not the lenten rose.....both hellebores though.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 18:06

Fidget, lovely hellebores 

Wot a day!

At foodbank I offered to take a client and his food bags home for him.  However, where he lives a huge hole has opened up in the road.  No traffic can pass.  I took back lanes that became mud tracks and farm lanes packed with mud and overflowing water.  Got stuck in the mud.  Managed to get going again eventually,to enter the village from obscure lane.  Frustrating, worrying, annoying but managed eventually to get him home.  

The weather here right now is worse than I can remember.  83 mph howling wind, heavy rain and pretty scary I guess.  Trees down, power off in some places, cables down, property damage ( window blown in locally) roads closed and blocked and, if anything, it seems to be getting worse.    Tomorrow morning will tell just how bad it all is.

Already flooded areas are now even worse with high winds blowing the high tides Imto properties.  It all seems unreal.  Such repeat bad storms on a daily basis it seems over the past month or more. 

Take care everybody....it seems most of you will suffer this storm too. Batten down everything ??ou can, make sure every GH window is tightly securely closed, etc etc.

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 17:48

The bottom plant is Lonicera nitida baggesons gold.... A fav of mine.

 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:34

As a gardener what sort of socks do I wear?  ....just thought of this so it's a good un 

........first correct answer buys me a donut.  Donut reply with the wrong answer ...get it?  Good eh?  

All spontaneous and sooooo funny.  

Off to the foodbank now.....and the weather is getting stormer by the hour 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:56

Hello forkers

Nice n sunny this morning.

Will be good for dog walk in a mo 

A gaping hole has just opened up destroying a pavement from,Penzance to Newlyn.  All this rain is now taking a serious toll.  Unprecedented consequences. 

Have good day folks 

Astrantia major

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 08:44

Wouldn't it be great if we could all share our surpluses.  I regularly divide plants, for example, and it's nice to give excess away.

Forester, I suggest you buy another and plant it in more sun.....mix some compost, dried manure ( this can be quite strong so not too much of it) in early spring.  Keep,it well watered.  Actually, I would keep it in a pot until new shoots are seen and then plant out.  Good luck 

Astrantia major

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:24

Oh I'm surprised forester.  Only times I've seen them fail is on dry poor soils.  Perhaps you are right....maybe just a bit too shady.  Mine are actually in sun....most of my garden is sunny....but in good soil.  How about dividing a plant....I simply slice up with spade.....and try in more open position.?  I often try plants in different positions, sometimes just slightly removed, and the difference can be surprising.

 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:10

I knew you were a brain box Bob so not surprised 

Hiya Mike.  Good to read your post.  Great respect to you. 

I feel quite inadequate now......but I'm a Cornishman so one of gods chosen ones 

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