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Posted: 05/10/2014 at 08:43

Morning KEF

good to see you back 


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 08:42

Stacey, initially so pleased to see you posting but now gutted  about your illness returning.  Feel like I know you is the way on the forum I suddenly sad now.

You sound "feisty" as you  say so another battle to win.  Hopefully the support from all of us here will help further energise your determination to beat your illness.  Come the spring both you and your garden will be just fine 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:19

That's hardy Allotmentmad.  I wouldn't worry too much about it over winter unless it's in a wet spot. 

Ive had great success in dividing echinaceas but would wait now until spring.  would not plant out echinaceas now though. 

Fluffy, is it white,swan?  Thats hardy too .  

My border

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:13

Nicely thought out chrissy

What to put where

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 23:10

With all of those ??ou can ring the changes  anyway .  What you don't like next spring ??ou can move again.

I would  be inclined to place them out on the ground and imagine how they would be but I would not  have an  ."intended design" with any of those plants/bulbs.  You won't know the colours of sweet Williams and polyanthus anyway so colour planning will not work too well.  I would plant with a view to dazzle in spring....sheer colour wherever.  

However,,beware those English bluebells ......they are invasive and infiltrate into  other plants so I would plant these in isolation.  For me, they are not suitable for small borders or most gardens for that reason.  


Bamboo or tree screening? Suitable bamboos?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:56

Golden king is not prickly folks 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:52

Oh yes Lyn will still move her. 

Any winter flowering plants recommendations

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:49

Hellebores for late winter.  Sarcoccoca  for scented flowers ....ditto for winter honeysuckle.   Winter pansies too in mild spells.  Mahonias.  Daphne mezereum . I grow  winter stocks and wallflowers for mid and late winter flowers.  Coronillas too for winter colour.  winter jasmine.  

However, in mild areas many plants will produce flowers at times in winter 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:22

Mum was in good spirits today.  A pain patch was removed yesterday that was suspected of causing her confusion, etc.  Her glasses have been found too ..I guess my persistent fussing paid off.  And the residents are all getting water and encouraged to drink last.  

She knows she is not really in the  right place 


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:17

Hiya Jo.  Good to  see you back

Been a lovely sunny very warm day after rain last night.

Runner beans taken down but not touching anything else for a while ....enjoy the colour for as long  as poss 

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