Latest posts by Wintersong

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:51

I bought the same lupin on Thursday. Great minds ...

It's an incredible bi-colour of purple and red which makes it look maroon, although mine cost 10 pounds, 2 pounds off for not being watered 

I'm putting mine next to something orange as well,  maybe we should all do the same combo and have a dedicated CB thread next year?

Is this a type of ceanothus

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:51

Yes yes and no
Yes to Ceanothus 
Yes to a pink version 
No to pink buds turning blue 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:49

Thank you Susan, it's called Winter White 

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:42

 I started with one bare root from Woolworthes too many years ago to remember and now I throw chunks away when dividing 

Slugs and snails love to hide in the foliage but they make lovely loam in the bald spots before division. Suits me


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 20:14

Studded leather underwear? 


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 17:59

Birds are eating for two here as well 

The babies are sitting above the feeders in the tree where mummy sparrows are taking bits from the mealworm dish for their babies. A magpie tried to nab one earlier. They've got chicks to feed too I guess 

Moving a winter flowering clemat

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:39

Anything in a pot can be planted at any time except frost 

Since it's in a disintegrating bag, prepare the hole well and careful hauling it over. Try to keep as much soil as possible when transferring, prune back if you don't manage a big root ball and water/feed it well 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:28

Gorgeous day

  • Moved a shrub 
  • Planted up 3 salvia and 1 fern
  • Filled brown bin with weeding done in front garden 
  • Pruned variegated shrub 
  • Rescued chewed Clematis, planted Hagley Hybrid in its place 
  • Potted up osteospermum 
  • Potted on Clematis Warszawska Nike 
  • Tidied up the patio 


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:53

Anyone heard of water granules? 

Clematis troubles

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:47

Nice pic! The garden I mean 

I can't see anything other than stem damage at some point. Do you have a dog?Big feet? Flying footballs? Bad wind? Not you, the garden 

Rest looks healthy so no worries 

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