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Latest posts by Verdun

Christmas trees...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 08:41

Like it dove    Like it a lot......

Christmas trees...

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 00:07

I have a large holly in the garden.  It would be perfect as a Christmas tree.  Not this year but maybe next year I will decorate it.  A friend has a holly standing some 20' tall by side of her garage full of berries.  Think it may be lit up this year.   Some villages down here go to town with their outside decorations.....see Angarrack folks if you're down here for the best possible display. 

Dove my niece and her friends have a hankering for white Xmas trees.  I have to admit they look good. Our local garden centre yesterday had one and it was the centrepiece of their display.   That pink one though!  No.  

Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea - Hard Pruning Help

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 23:50

Shears or hedge cutter works very well.  No special pruning required 

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 23:45's what discussion does zoomer.   

Mind you, this very evening I was reminded how often I veer off subject.  I do it so much.  Then, I reminded my "accuser" the nicest poss way....that she too had just strayed off the subject.  We all do it Zoomer    Just check some of the threads here.  I'm happy with that though 

Not sure it was a post especialy on gardening anyway ...will need to check 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 23:38

Hiya landgirl

I think liriope is a little under rated.  As ??ou said, yours was in a dark corner almost forgotten.  Mine too are planted in such spots but will prob do much better in the open.     a few spikes on mine too at the moment.  I may just move mine too 

Lemon tree

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:33

Not really a believer of specialist feeds but citrus ....I like specific nutrients. I grow a lemon.....had and currently have lemons on it.  I feed in spring and will do so again soon, once I get more.   It lives outside from March through to November and now in the GH for,the winter.   However, I do spray it once or twice with Epsom salts too.   Touch wood, so far it looks fine.  

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:24

Hiya Dove,

Funny that's something I say occasionally too.  Think Nelson pinched it from me! 


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 22:18

Glad you had lovely day Stacey.  Sounds fun  Like everybody, I wish you all the best for tomorrow. 

Cold now........clear skies and no wind equals coooooold   May be frrrrrrrost in the morning 


Who lives in a microclimate?

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 18:07

I think most gardens have a mini micro climate.....mine certainly has.  Areas where some plants will thrive yet struggle just a few metres elsewhere.  

It's all relative though.  Here the climate is milder than even 5 miles further east.  Mainly because the north coast is prob less than 10 miles from the south coast so a big sea warming influence in winter.  Cooling too in summer.  However, 5 miles further west is a degree or so milder again.  Then the Scillies are milder still.  

Last winter, for example, was mild here. A few miles east and it was all change.  Most of,the country suffered from pretty cold conditions but here it was wet.  Mild but wet.  Who knows what this winter will bring?

I think micro climates do make a difference.  It's usually a matter of a few degrees.....however, 2 degrees is very different to -2 degrees..  Freezing or not; snow or rain.  



Posted: 25/11/2013 at 17:54

Hey Matty.....brilliant news.  The car is replaceable. 

Brilliant day here today.  Actually very warm overlooking the sea again.   Maybe 12 for a while but no wind.    Temps dropping now though.    But sunny n warm again tomorrow 

Keep nice n warm everyone

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