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Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:21

Actually I have another pale green hellebore......variety escapes me right now.....and I like it.  Currently no other flowers near it but it does light up a couple of foliage plants  there to make quite a nice scene. I think green flowers suit winter's subdued lighting.  

well, is it a sign?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 09:15

No....not climate change pansy.   Just a warm December morn following a mild autumn and you wishing for spring to come 


Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:12

Clari, at this time of year check out miscanthus ...... unaffected by wind and rain.,,right now full of flower and will provide structure all through fhe winter 

espalier fruit trees

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 08:02

Sam, I don't think you can make an espalier from 7' established trees.  You would need to hack them about so much for a stsrt.

I started from maidens for espaliers and cordons.

aim for a strong trio of shoots Initially ..the top to grow upright and the next 2 to form the laterals.  A pair of lateral branches to form every year.  Espaliers grown and pruned correctly look superb and crop well

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 07:34



Posted: 02/12/2015 at 07:33

Morning folks....

nice weather again for early walk to beach.  Naughty forecasters saying rain tonight and tomorrow but I am comfident it will all skirt by the holiest of us living here again.


Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 00:19

Edd, half right.  But no Mankini except when I'm working in veg patch 

Green flowers

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 00:09

Had green tulips...hated them.  Green hellebores too but tired of them......however looking into the double dark green ones.  Corsicus is fine as fhe foliage is pale.  Had a greenish echinacea but not a fan.

green flowers?  Like black flowers, I think not.  Black or near black foliage is another matter.....I have numerous from ophiopogon, to black lobelia, to black astilbe, to black dahlia (foliage)  

Librarian's garden, an entirely green garden?  would be soothing. it would need a "cool" setting though.  Away from the summer heat.  It would need a trickle of water too or a quiet pool.  I tried to plant a green  and white garden for someone until she spoiled it by adding pink roses....lost interest then 


Posted: 01/12/2015 at 23:55

Ignore Busy Gertie, you can have my name   I'll be Bertie 

interesting debates going on here.

 Just caught up after a and some ciders.    And a freebie brekkie too tomorrow from a close friend moving to New Zealand in a couple of days.  Oh!  And someone I have had a big disagreement with all summer called with reconciliatory words and a huge tin of biscuits.    

I think I prob share a mixture of Edd's  and Doc's issues...whatever they are and apologies if I've assumed erroneously...  Spur of the moment opinions, mischievous or not, usually the former, to agitate/ whatever acording to my mood.  Don't think it's SAD with me....I can be over the moon then descend to the bottom of the ocean...and vice a second at any time of year.  I have done many things to support people in distress, sort or resolve their issues...either as a volunteer or in normal life.....but never seem to succeed with my own. se la vie!   Depression is never a hop away.   Hmm!  Too many ciders I think 

Never Never Not Ever

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 19:29

Funny what we say we don't like.  A friend complained how she "hates yellow flowers" but then,,when walking around my garden, wanted cuttings of yellow heleniums,yellow Osteos as well as others.  I reminded her she doesnt like yellow flowers

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