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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 11:25

Thanks lily.  I'm ok about the wind now  and outside its looking good too!    Actually sun its bright, sun emerging, dry and fairly calm 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:07

I think it is a fungal disease but it doesn't look too bad.  you could  simply remove the affected leaves...... cut them off though rather than try to pull them off.  

However, I would leave well alone right now and tidy the plant in spring.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 09:02

Very windy last night.....still bit blowy now.

a couple of temporary power cuts but no damage locally.  Will know more when I get outside.  However, very warm again....for January.  clumps of daffodils 30 or 40 cm high,,primroses, hellebores, etc.  Ground conditions are warm and plants just want to grow.  Doesn't really feel,like winter......oops!  Cold forecast I think 

might get hydrangea limelight in today 

Talkback: Five plants for butterflies

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 21:09

Agastaches were major hosts to bees and butterflies for me last summer

Vine weevils

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:25

Think that's fine daffodilgirl.

in mid spring I would treat them again and then again in late summer/autumn


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:22

Dove, hope situation with your son's friend's wife improves asap.  

Its been very warm today.  Bit windy but even this was warm.  Looks like we will all be shaken up over the weekend courtesy of Gulf Stream winds. 

Busy Ive heard that the new boilers are not very durable.  Best to research options first I think

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:48

Nice Chicky.  Mine arrived today and it looks perfect foliage plant.

Which Pest ate all my Beetroots?

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:44

It was........


......the good guys

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 16:22

Just received hydrangea limelight from Mail Order Trees today.  Second order from them and one of the good guys.  reasomable price, well packaged and good sized 3 litre plant.  As a bonus  they sent me another limelight free because my order was delayed.  I had placed the order on Dec 23 so didnt expect any delivery over xmas or new year.  Now I can give a belated xmas present to a friend of mine and have one in my garden .....happy days 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:34

Tried to post a picture but it didn't do me justice.  Suffice to say I was chased by all the girls ........


A hundred years ago!  

Discussions started by Verdun

Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Last Post: 10/08/2015 at 22:55

Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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