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what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 23:38

Hiya landgirl

I think liriope is a little under rated.  As ??ou said, yours was in a dark corner almost forgotten.  Mine too are planted in such spots but will prob do much better in the open.     a few spikes on mine too at the moment.  I may just move mine too 

Lemon tree

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:33

Not really a believer of specialist feeds but citrus ....I like specific nutrients. I grow a lemon.....had and currently have lemons on it.  I feed in spring and will do so again soon, once I get more.   It lives outside from March through to November and now in the GH for,the winter.   However, I do spray it once or twice with Epsom salts too.   Touch wood, so far it looks fine.  

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:24

Hiya Dove,

Funny that's something I say occasionally too.  Think Nelson pinched it from me! 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:18

Glad you had lovely day Stacey.  Sounds fun  Like everybody, I wish you all the best for tomorrow. 

Cold now........clear skies and no wind equals coooooold   May be frrrrrrrost in the morning 


Who lives in a microclimate?

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 18:07

I think most gardens have a mini micro climate.....mine certainly has.  Areas where some plants will thrive yet struggle just a few metres elsewhere.  

It's all relative though.  Here the climate is milder than even 5 miles further east.  Mainly because the north coast is prob less than 10 miles from the south coast so a big sea warming influence in winter.  Cooling too in summer.  However, 5 miles further west is a degree or so milder again.  Then the Scillies are milder still.  

Last winter, for example, was mild here. A few miles east and it was all change.  Most of,the country suffered from pretty cold conditions but here it was wet.  Mild but wet.  Who knows what this winter will bring?

I think micro climates do make a difference.  It's usually a matter of a few degrees.....however, 2 degrees is very different to -2 degrees..  Freezing or not; snow or rain.  



Posted: 25/11/2013 at 17:54

Hey Matty.....brilliant news.  The car is replaceable. 

Brilliant day here today.  Actually very warm overlooking the sea again.   Maybe 12 for a while but no wind.    Temps dropping now though.    But sunny n warm again tomorrow 

Keep nice n warm everyone

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea - Hard Pruning Help

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 17:50

No problems cutting this back hard.  I do this every year.  


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 13:23

How did ??ou get my photo?  Dont I look petrified!  Ha ha

Sunny blue sky.  Temp prob 8 though 

Hope things are improving for Matty and family 

Will feed my ericaceous plants in pots with Epsom salts later.  More of a tonic than feed.  Do this twice a year

Our local Lidl store has just opened a bakery.  The warm delicious smell is so enticing.  I love bread....can eat half a loaf on my own.....but it's making me eat too many buns.  ( have to try their donuts, yum yums, cinnamon buns, apple turnovers, etc., else can I recommend to others without tasting?). 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 08:33

Morning everyone

Love "the twits" dove 

Hope you are feeling more optimistic now MrsGarden.   

Any more news Matty?  

Is it tomorrow Stacey for your scan?  

Cold and cloudy right now.  big fat buds on my, on the camellia.  Another promise of spring 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 23:55

Have a wall of solanum album in full flower.  Delicious!  And osteospermums too looking good.  

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