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Planting Ideas

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:46

Convolvulous cneorum is delightful.  Silvery shiny foliage and pure white velvety flowers.  Mounding and cascading. slightly tender in cold areas but perfect all summer long.  

It's my birthday

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:42


Have a great day 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 12:38

Breezy but blue sky and sun.  Warm out of the wind

plants ordered online and first time with this supplier.  The order was dispatched almost immediately but the courier will take up to 5 days.....??  ...that I didn't know about until info about delivery was issued.  Should have suspected something as delivery cost is pretty low.

as long as my plant arrives in good condition all is fine....we'll see 

potted daffodil bulbs planted out and a little more cutting back.

hebe troubles

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:40

Take it back to garden centre for exchange or refund 

planting perenials

Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:21

No CHRISC there really is no point planting out small plants in the garden.  They would be overwhelmed.  They will be far better, bigger in fhe spring   You lose nothing by this protection 


Posted: 13/11/2015 at 07:17

Morning folks.  Wet here.  Feeling colder too....

not changng my avatar Pat....looks so much like me 

ok, it's Friday the 13th but I'm sure...I think....we will be ok.  Bit nervous cos there's so much that could go wrong today.  Besides it's an old wives tale and I don't believe such.........aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


Posted: 12/11/2015 at 21:52

We are all doomed.....DOOMED 

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. 

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