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Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 20:38

Dead right B3, tactile plants are so important.  Grasses and aromatic plants like artemisia.  Maybe even fun plants like the smiley faces on pansies? 

Help with this hydrangea

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:47

looks a bit squashed there though Renata. Is your non flowering hydrangea equally lacking in space?  If so, it might be the reason for non flowering 

What shape

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:39

Ha ha....makes sense now 

can you put up a trellis or wires on the wall?  

Smellie Shrubs & Plants Please

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:36


sarcoccoca,,daphne, witch hazel, choisya, winter honeysuckle (Winter Beauty) 

hyacinths, cheerfulness daffs and regal lilies

heliotrope, pineapple sage, lemon verbena.....all tender but superb for scent.  Scented pelargoniums.  Agastaches all have aromatic foliage

Wallflowers and stocks.......available now as bare root plants...for scent in late winter and spring.

like your thinking Newboy.  Good luck 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:27

Planted out bare root wallflowers in my veg patch to grow on before transplanting later.  Bought 40 but will grab a few more tomorrow.

weather was damp with light drizzle for most of the morning but now dry, warm with a few glimpses of the sun 

£3 99 or 39p?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:24

my local GC is selling potted wallflowers for £3 99.  It is also selling bare root wallflowers at 10 for £3 99.  

Bare root wallflowers are the way to go and they are now available.  Large plants.

grab them now folks 

What shape

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:20

You CAN train camellias against a wall or fence .....would take a long time though.  I have a couple planted near a wall.  

Breathe, camellias are not usually grown this way ...they have a naturally attractive way of growing that such training does not enhance 

Thoughts on the forum software

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 17:15

Good point hosta 

where is the line drawn?

i remember Muhammad Ali on a cross Atlantic link when I think it was David Frost who had a couple pf hjghly academic guests here.  they spoke in such an "educated" pompous but unclear way that Muhammad Ali made them look like idiots.  

Language should be about clear and easy communication 

Thoughts on the forum software

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:46

Forums IS correct too.....but less pompous ! 

I would never use a word to undermine someone.  Fora does just that 

Thoughts on the forum software

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 15:36

Forums is totally fine.  I would feel pompous saying fora;   It is a form of bragging or oneupmanship.  Besides it is unnecessary esp knowing some would not understand the word. 

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