Verdun


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Daffodils

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 10:17

Could just be the constant wet....and mild...weather Patricia.

nothing you can do but just watch if that browning continues further down the foliage 

Strictly is back!

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:28

boring prog

will write to the BBC and demand it is never shown again 

Overwintering Dahlias

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:22

So many ways to overwinter dahlias successfully.  In a mild area we need do very little.

as long as dahlia tubers are dried well.......upturned initially....and then kept dry and frost free they wil survive.  Newspaper, fleece, sand, compost, sawdust all equally good options.  

Winter

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 08:07

Ha ha Fairy. But we will have summer flowers in early spring and going on for longer than yours but who's competing......? 

Winter

Posted: 21/12/2015 at 07:48

There will be some things flowering now that will not now flower in spring.  a very cold spring could mean a dull early spring.....a price always to pay.  

Odd to see leaves dropping and new buds shooting on the same shrubs. 

We do need some cold weather asap. Not tooooo cold though 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:44

May the force be with you Steve......just thought of that.  Clever eh? 

Cutting old hellebore leaves

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 23:18

Hellebores without fheir leaves...old or new...simply display fhe flowers better.  After flowering the new leaves form. elementary dear watson

tree planting problem - please help!

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 19:47

Looking good lee.  I love taxus.  

They will be fine with bulbs or other perennials there.  Water initially...first spring and summer but thereafter they will be ok

get some festuca Elijah Blue there and a couple of lavendars, blue nepeta or geranium rozanne for a superb display

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:48

maureen,  they can go deep and spread vigorously.  Not a great plan in veg patch 

lizzie, if things stay the same the New Year flower count will beat all records.  If I hadn't cut back so much there would be as much flowering now as in summer.

took cuttings of aeonium Z and potted on a range of perennials 

Festive puzzle....

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 17:40

Why? 

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