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How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:21

Don't have any chocs!   And she is making those cupcakes front of me. 


Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:20

Your daughter sounds fantastic Dove.  Brilliant.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 19:11

Chicky, You mean hellebores I think.  I do feed and mulch.  They are greedy things.  Probably mushroom compost is the ideal compost.  ...when planting and as a top dressing.  I don't think it's crucial when you feed....I used fish blood and bone a couple of weeks ago but I would suggest now is a good time.  I like to mulch when the new growth is a few inches high........

I guess the single  hellebores are more showy esp when you look into their faces but the doubles do appeal to me.  

Help with planting out my little lilies

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:51

No expert on this but do mice nibble these irises?  I too seem to lose them after a year or two

Dormant or Dead Berberis x lologensis 'Apricot Queen'?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:48

excellent Leigh 

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:47

Thanks folks.  It certainly needs looking into.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:45

Berghill, you have whetted my appetite for Alpines again.  Delightful.  

woody is an inspiration too re Alpines......where is he!  Is he ok?

How cruel is this?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:42

Had a phone call from my niece describing the "most delicious cup cakes of all time".   And then went into great detail about all the delicious ingredients she will be using. She is making them for her colleagues at work.......for her colleagues?   What about me? I asked.  "maybe, if I've  enough left" she said. 

Sorry folks to burden you with this...I mean the world has so many serious issues right now.....but I really had to get this out of my system.  right now I'm suffering ! 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:25

Been busy folks I see.

Wimtersong, ophiogon is a little difficult isn't it?  In dark soil it gets lost.  I think it looks good just behind campanula dicksons evergreen yellow mound.  Or next to a yellow,hellebore perhaps.  Or heuchera. However hosta Patriot is a good companion throughout spring and summer.  My favourite though is fire and ice.  

Ive tried different ways to accommodate ophiopogon.........I currently grow some in a terracotta pot with white gravel.  

Help with planting out my little lilies

Posted: 11/03/2015 at 17:18

No, they're Panda's Nut.  If they're in those pots just plant level with the soil

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