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Posted: 02/11/2015 at 19:22

Oh, my second residence like? 

Thanks times a lot of pain and discomfort.  Lots of painkillers.  But she had lots of pain with regular tonsillitis anyway. 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:57

Cornwall has had the "best of the weather in the country today". Says our weatherman.   Yippee!

(best of the weather tomorrow is in Scotland Fairy....not fair )


Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:50

Only because YOU WONT SEE IT VICTORIA.  Put something else there, even bulbs, for tne winter.  potted up it will make a better plant, out of sight.  Put it out in spring when you will see it.  For that reason I do not plant out small perennials in autumn.  Think about it folks 

Houttuynia cordata

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:43

Artemisia limelight is another to avoid.  It will colonise a whole garden 

Overwintering lilies

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:17

Bit alarmed there for mo primrose.  Mind went into overdrive 

lilies really can be left outside in pots or brought into the gh.  Or bury the pots.  


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 18:03

Yep, good luck with the MOT KEF. Driving since you were 18 momths old?  Impressive 

don't have any affection with cars now.....healey sprite still holds my heart 


Sarcoccoa confusa

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 15:58

Victoria, I would cut all long stems back almost to the base and not worry about what greenery might be left.  It is alive, and sarcoccoca is a tough plant.  In early spring I would pot it on.   The fresh compost will feed it and growth will be quick.  4 weeks or so later you can plant it out.  

for scent in late winter it is wonderful.  Nothing close up but it wafts around the garden delightfully.  wouldn't be without a couple of these 

Is this a weed??

Posted: 02/11/2015 at 15:53

Bitter cress for me too 


Posted: 02/11/2015 at 15:49

All this singing....thought I was on wrong forum . Going to the cinema in this,glorious weather?  

in big hurry in the garden just then......cut grass.  It's twice now in a few days. growing like mad.  Cut 2 dahlias right down......Fed up with deadheading and it's time to tidy and plant things, better things, in their place.  Plenty of leaves tipped onto compost heap. Also general nurse and solacer.....ok, prob not a word but no matter niece recovering from tonsillectomy.  Never seen her brought down like this before.  

Even warmer....18 degrees?   Can't imagine rain coming 

got a couple of hackonechloas coming tomorrow.....All Gold because I don't have it and if it's half as good as macro aureola I will be delighted.  Superb tactile ornamental mounds from early spring and still going strong.    One mound is almost 2 metres across.



Posted: 02/11/2015 at 10:54

Very warm.....even hot in top corner of garden.  Might sow some runner beans......oh! It's not spring 

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