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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:54

Aaaah, thanks Dove


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:49

Hmmm, my post came out upside down and wont let me edit it.. I'm sure its not too confusing to figure out


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:48

 as you can see, quite bright yellow, loves dry sandy soils (you all know what to do with them)

Suggestions welcome

Another thought...

I have a left-over tray of yellow Eremurus (unnamed) after dividing my two large clumps. I'd like to offer some to forum members to start their own clumps only the roots are extremely delicate and so I'm not sure about packaging through the post

If anyone can think of a cheap method of travel perhaps I can share these around?

Their weight is not so bad but you know what the post office are like, the slightest bulk adds expense



Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:36


I bought a Clematis cirrhosa *Wisley Cream* last autumn from reputable establishment and planted it at top garden for winter flowers. It's grown lovely, looks super healthy but no flowers...not even any buds formed.

Does it need a year's grace to settle in?


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 08:33

No frost this morning, drizzling now. Too wet to garden so more decorating indoors for me today. Spring clean is finished although I have one trip to the dump this afternoon and two *shrubs* left to place in the borders from my store of homeless plants...because I still fail to buy plants I need and come home with plant that looked lovely instead .

The GCs love me!


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:03

Are you listening Verdun


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:37

Good girl MrsGarden!

I do 15 mins at the gym at a speed of 100rpm or near it and a level between 12 and 18 on a route that is supposed to take me up kilimanjaro . Essentially its 8 km up hill 

Anyways, inside jobs today, more spring cleaning and visitors expected so cups of tea all round.



Posted: 20/01/2015 at 06:04

Morning all!

Freeeeeeezing here, lucky I didn't have Flynn duty again I'm liking this rota alot

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:40

Got my eye on your combos Verdun.. they are fantastic and I has a Eucalyptus Gunnii in the same bed that my Golden Spirit is going


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:32

Hi everyone

Thanks for the WUM explanation and take it easy Panda.

I've just come back in from the front garden, pruning an extremely large and unruly buddleia with a root the size of some trees. Anyways, took a long while and filled my council compost bin to max plus one large bag of the finer stuff for my own composters.

Since I already had my cherry tree removed due to it's proximity to the house, I've gained an incredible amount of space in the front garden although the weeds are still present, especially bindweed despite my persistent spraying last year.

So, I've hatched a plan to dig out some sedum and geraniums hanging about and spend the growing year getting rid of the weeds before planting up new shrubs in the autumn. I think by then, I will have worked the soil enough and have some idea of what I want to plant whilst paying absolutely not attention what so ever to Verdun's excellent shrubby planting combos that I will then steal for my own.

 did I say that out loud?


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