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Posted: 09/04/2016 at 21:01

Aym, I have some very dark purple hellebores....the very best is actually a seedling.  It  is taller too.  Almost bought a black. 2 years ago but gardening had to take a back seat for a while .  

Yes, post pictures    

(Gardening Australia may not appeal to you but thw presenters are all very passionate and knowledgeable.  Plus, for me, I lived in aussie land for a while so doubly appealing )

Bedding Plants

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:52

Jase, post a picture but can you include details like is it sunny there, is soil heavy or light, acid or alkaline, exposed or sheltered?  Also what do you actually like say smaller without flowers.  Foliage like heucheras, low and Spikey like short grasses, and small slow growing shrubs??? 


Your recent gardening buys.

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:45

Darren, I talk often with local plant manager at Wyevale GC and he is aware of how high his prices are.  It's a shame because more and more of us will turn to online (expert) growers and suppliers.  

One nursery owner near me has a real passion ....her huge polytunnels are Aladdin Caves of tempting plants but down here garden nurseries are everywhere.  I sometimes swap plants so save money....they have new plants and so do I for nowt 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:21

Aym, just type in gardening australia and then go to downloads 

oh! I do have "vices".....i try to justify buying plants thar's all 

I have done. ...still do.....cuttings, propagation of all types and don't just buy well established plants.  many of my cberished plants were cuttings or snippets given to me.  I do buy plugs.....had some this week....but often bigger plants are available elsewhere at no extra cost. I haggle for the best prices on everything and feel the need to encourage others to too hence my view on bare root and plug plants . My view is you can buy a really good variety of a plant and divide it to produce 6 or more sizeable plants to grow on and often this is better value than plugs.  

No.....I'm sure your son comes a very clear first 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 19:59

Aym, gotta chuckle a bit but your enthusiasm is great . Passion is very much a part of gardening I think and you seem to have it in bucketloads 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 17:01

Flumpy, if you turn your wing mirrors in you may be turdless!    Sparrows do it here but only if wing mirrors are "open" 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:59 have intrigued me too With this scented hellebore 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:30

Respect aym that you can make them flower next year from "tiny" plants 

had only one hellebore from Ashwoods among several over the years from them that looked below par.  A replacement was sent very quickly.  Mine all flowered, of course, in their first year.  

You have re awakened my desire.....damn you MAGGIE acquire  a double black.  Agreed aym that it wont be cheap but I don't smoke, drink only very moderately and dont gamble so I have a few pennies for it 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:18

Hope you emjoyed the party Runny 

I know how you enjoy your food 

discount today on a pair of trainers.  Shopkeeper looked aghast at first, realised I was serious and chopped off 10%.  "Already in the sale" she said.  "yes i know" I replied.  New shop to me.  Will go again. 

Sunny day...warm sun but chilly breeze in the open.  Got slug nematodes for veg patch.  Wait until impending storm passes before I use them.  I find them very effective . 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:35

MAGGIE, I was so close to getting one two years ago but they are variable unless you go to a reputable grower.  

My advice?  Ignore the 3 on offer and contact Ashwoods to reserve a plant for the autumn.  One excellent quality full size plant to flower next spring.  Quality every time for me. you wont regret it 

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