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Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:59

Indestructible Peter?  Cut too far back before warmth of spring and they die (for me)  it's the wet that does most damage so dry and cold should be fine

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:56

Dove that reminds me yo bet the gooseberries.  Bullfinches take the buds ...greedy b........ullfinches ! 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:53

Hmmmm!  Been there too fidget.  Have to speak out no matter what people may think For my mum ....prob for others there too.....its brought about much better conditions and awareness.

Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 09:12

Pauline, cutting back for me tidies up.  Prob where you are you should wait until stems have collapsed and then consign to compost heap....the stems I mean, not the plant 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 09:09

Leave your cutting until spring. it won't root overnight 


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 09:05

Hello forkers.  Another sunny blue sky Morning . And again fairly warm.  Think temp got to 17 yesterday at midday.  It feels more like September 

 Beaus mum, hydrangeas have never really appealed to me except the blue lacecaps that grow everywhere in large parts of Cornwall but for me here they are pink.  will also go for a good named red variety but need to designate a spot first.  Tend to prefer perennials to shrubs these days so I'm careful not to plant too many of the latter.



Nandina domestica

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 00:03

Mahonia is looking good right now. loads of scented flowers.  This is a plant best pruned every year.  So many grow this without pruning it so end up with leggy poor flowering specimens.  

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 23:59

My best bargains are when I haggle the,time of my choosing. 

you can return goods if you feel you could have got them Cheaper.  I bought some shirts online and then there was a discount advertised of 30% a day or so later.  I emailed for a retrospective discount and it was applied. 

i also got some buns and pastries reduced cos I went in just before shop closed....I was on a roll!  Oops!  I'll get my coat 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 23:51

Verdun .......just for Edd 


Posted: 29/11/2014 at 23:46

Hey Edd, no offence taken.  Use my name by all means ....I guess I do go on a little mission sometimes 

ordered hydrangea Kyushu earlier.  Not available at gc but, even with postage costs, it will still be cheaper online If they did have it.  Same 3 litre pot and the supplier has proved excellent in the past.  Not exactly sure of its position yet but it will go in a border where soil is deep and moist and even.....felt Christmassy then. My only other hydrangea occupies a poor spot but this one will be superb....I hope.


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