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Lavender cuttings

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:21

Nothing to lose I guess but sometimes it's sensible to just start again.  Soon in garden centres small lavendars in 9cm pots will be available.  You will have vigour from them that may not be in your cuttings from old bushes.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:18

Bit pottie today Pam? 

Summer flowering shrubs for shade

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:14

Agree with many yellow foliage shrubs for shade 

hydrangeas, Daphne's, sarcoccoca. Mahonia, ......copying Busy"s list I have just noticed except avoid hypericum calycinum.  Hidcote is better as calycinum is rampant.

however, lots and lots of perennials for shade ....acteas, heucheras, astilbes, brunneras, tiarellas, astrantias, etc. etc.

diana, how much shade though?  Dappled shade or shade for part of the day opens up most shrubs. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 09:00

Feeling almost balmy.

thought about the flower count but there are so many out there......even the odd daffodil braving the new year.  

Hope everybody has a great year 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 21:37

Don't know why I checked out the forum right now but very glad I did.  Good to hear your good news STACEY.  Wish you a fantastic new year 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 18:07

It's what this thread is for Gran.  We all use it from time to time 

Conifer problem

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 16:07

But they often still get brown patches if you don't choose wisely or site them out of cold draughty places

taxus varieties though can be topiarised, shaped and adapted 

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 16:01

I've got a bad attack of lazyitis so won't be counting flowers but today tulips, alstroemerias, chrysanthemums and lilies are looking lovely.     They may be plastic though to take to my mum in hospital........apparently plastic flowers are enjoyed in care home 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 15:36

As with all potential illnesses, etc., resist the temptation to google.  Ask the doctors for their advice.  The worry is usually  worse than the reality

lots of skin cancers about now and they are mostly treatable.  A friend had some quite deep cancers on her back and upper arm.  She says she's fine now.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 09:06

Agree with Edd.  You can't just leave this as it is Philippa. you can't sympathise with your neighbours or make excuses for them.  You will regret not having a word with them.  Good luck 

Discussions started by Verdun

Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Last Post: 11/08/2015 at 19:09

Such a shame......

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Last Post: 07/08/2015 at 09:37

Even you hard hearts......

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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 08:08

Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 11:10

Is this an arrogance?

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Invasion....no likee

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Oooooooooooo

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