Latest posts by Wintersong

Clematis changed colour

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:43

The original plant died and loving son replaced it 


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 14:41

Afternoon all, 

Excuse the bubbles,  it's that time of day 

Been in the garden making good use of a scorching hot day,list of jobs to be found on the other thread. Working the weekend but feel rested again, took all week to recover, thanks for the get well wishes 

Hope everyone has that Friday feeling what ever you are doing 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:13

Carol and Ann-Marie were well overdone. Women of a certain age should go easy on the face paint, it's just wrong to slap it on. 

Monty can wear what he damn well pleases, Queen or no queen present, he's being himself which has always been utilitarian in style. 

Mr Wong you're not wrong. I didn't notice his collar or suit and I didn't care either. 

I'm not the least bit interested in clothes, it's the gardens, plants and commentary that I tune in for. 

Hosta fans - guess the Hosta

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:03

Why do cultivars that look the same get sold?  Let alone get awarded an rhs seal of approval?


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 07:55

I'm in Kent but I didn't feel anything 

Plant id please

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:37

Mine was a thug until I ripped it out 

Flowered profusely but unattractive habit and not even evergreen  

Are my common Laurels dead?

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:33

Nut's bang on, laurels get enormous even when clipped, which takes effort because hedge trimmers tear up the leaves and leave brown bits so many prefer to do it by hand 

Good luck 

Hosta fans - guess the Hosta

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:23

Big centre looks like Wide Brim but I only know that because I grow it 


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 05:20

Morning all

Giving OH a well earned lie-in so I'm up with Flynn 

Plenty of time to look up restios. ..I never heard of them before but I got a feeling they will be popular 

Same old story

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:17

I've seen more snails than slugs this year and my newly planted yummy clematis are sealed up better than Fort Knox 

I saw the ends off their pots which get sunk in the ground, back filled with grit and pelleted. I also use copper tape around the top edge. Most hostas are in pots or raised beds that get the same treatment. 

This year I've only has three Clematis suffer from an almighty chewing although the hostas left in the ground are already pebble-dashed  so I will build more raised beds next year

Most perennials have been okay although I don't grow delphiniums or dahlias because of this issue, luckily I don't miss them in my garden.

Some of my salvias got nibbled early on but I managed to save them in time and will collar them next year with a sunken pot each and gravel. The rims will get lost under the foliage by mid summer and hopefully I'll get my blooms

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