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Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:52

Best daphne was one called Somerset variegated.  Beautiful small variegated leaves and lovely scent.  However, bang in the middle of summer....before I was as intelligent as wot I is now ......I decided to move it.  Of course it died.  Have never managed to get a replacement .

mezereum...both alba and usual red....did well for a few years, daphne pastille (was a sweetie ) but did nothing great.  Odora is ok.....great for my neighbour but short lived for me.  I think some clones are better than others and some situations are just not tolerated by daphnes.  All seem to die suddenly...virus I believe.

Hosta s in pots

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:44

Perfect Primrose.  


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 08:14
Odora Aureomarginata is as reliable as any daphne. They are fickle
I bought Eternal Fragrance a couple years back ...first year it promised a lot. A few occasional flowers but scent not great. subsequently it did nothing. The hype about this plant and a new variety now needs to be taken as exaggeration.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 07:59
Hello forkers .......anyone else lost their smilies? Nothing available for me today

The strong wind of yesterday has gone...yippee. Beautiful morning ...yippee. Warm and even hotter temps on their way

ask a silly question....

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 00:06
I'm ambidextrous but can use my right hand as well as my left ......oops! No smilies available ?
Left handed but can write with both hands, play sports both hands, etc. paint with both hands.

Gooseberry bush

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 23:17
Caterpillar pie is lovely sanjy

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 19:38
Lovely pictures folks. Susan, think you are talking Berberis Darwinii. Have one here too.


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 16:53

For me this wasn't a great plant.  Never profuse flowering at any tIme. 


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 08:02

I chose ome year not to prune my dogwoods...."shame" I thought as they were looking so good.  However, they did not produce those red stems to the same extent. So I always prune now. Come mid summer you wont know the difference as they grow fast from hard pruning,

The Tomatoes have arrived!!

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:59

Hiya italophile

i know tomatoes benefit from a certain amount of pot restriction.  Currently I have tomatoes as plugs and now in 9 cm pots and growing fast.  Usually I will pot into next size pot and then into 1 litre pots before planting  into greenhouse soil.  Make sense to you? Also to pot on when flowers are forming?  


Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

There's orangey........

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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