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Geranium cuttings

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:25

Pelargoniums are really very easy to propagate and I agree with Dave.  They need to be dry.  They rot quickly if wet.  


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 17:01

Hiya Marigold, don't worry about high winds or any type of weather.  Helllebores are tough.  However a little shade is best.

but when you see them in flower....I guess you have seen the white one known as the Christmas Rose but those known as Orientallis hybrids are far better.  You can buy them online from specialists like Ashwoods where you can choose the colour and type you like 

planting perenials

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:55

Hiya CHRISC, you dont say which perennials but since they have been growing in a gh then no to planting out now.  Wait until spring, hardy or not.  Those plants will be "soft" now.  Accustom them to the outdoors in spring by leaving them outside during the day then overnight as well, fleecing them for a few nights. 


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:51

Dark sort of day .....windy too.....but one of my hackonechloas outside kitchen window is looking superb.  Forming a mound 180 cm across and 60 cm high its movement  in the wind is wonderful.  Rippling with colours of cream, yellow, russet and and foliage moving as one.  Lovely deciduous grass from early spring to late autumn.  If you have never looked at this plant before check it out now.  Gets better with age and size combining height and cascading qualities 

Good plants for pots on decking?

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 16:41

Phormiums,,mahonia Caress, convolvulous cneorum and C. Maritima, aeoniums, lippia Citriodora, libertias, salvia elegans, camelias, azaleas, dwarf rhododendrons, taxus varieties, prostrate rosemarys, hackochloa, carex comans bronze, dwarf restios, stipa tennuissima, ...........lots BRISTOL86 

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 08:22

That's ME 

Grey curved things

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:49

Not if large and grey Tetley 

we await Sooty's sweeping statement on the matter 


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 07:48

Hello forkers 

dark morning but dry and still pretty warm 

got few chores this morning but a plan to remove a dogwood and use the space for perennials is in process.

hope Abigail isn't too bad for you folks further north 

Camelia Japonica

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 23:03

Cestrum nocturnum maybe?  

Grey curved things

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 22:51

Chafers or leatherjackets I think.  

Waa this your own compost sooty?  Is it old, last year's, bought compost?   Was it your compost made from some old turf?  

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