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Posted: 23/01/2015 at 12:23

Just back from a plant-hunt at the local safari.

Didn't see any dandy lions but I got some more P.L.A.N.T.S

Gosh, I'm so happy to be developing my borders and finding new and exciting additions for my garden. On today's list was an awfully large Elaeagnus ebbingei for much needed height and leaf colour in one of my borders. It was so big the taxi man could hardly get it in the car!

I also found the most amazing Trachelospermum jasminoides *star of Toscane* for desperately needed leaf support alongside my climbing roses, that look barren at the height of summer because of blackspot as well as losing their leaves in winter. For some reason all my climbers barring one Clematis are deciduous, and the leaf colour on this Jasmine is beautiful at this time of the year, I could admire it all day long

Third purchase was a macropetala Clematis because I love them and I want something to support a beautiful climbing yellow rose. so this one is called *Wesselton* and promises to be nodding blue bells

Happy happy happy!

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 07:26

I love lilies and grew them successfully in pots until I decided to try them in the ground and the beetle arrived!

Not sure if there was a connection, I think I am just naturally more attentive to pot grown plants.

In frustration, I binned the lot at the end of that season two yrs ago but now OH wants lilies in pots again after watching this program (which I say is in association with local garden centres because its a bit like one long advert). 

So...I will probably be tempted back to please OH but they will stay on the patio in pots!


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 06:15

Morning Dove, Dumbbell and all

Harder to get out of bed today...last day of my holiday

Intended to get a lot of work done and I guess I have most of it completed, mostly spring cleaning and decorating. Not all jobs ticked off but there's always another occasion. ROLL ON spring!!

Frosty outside but I remained snug in bed


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 17:28

Perki, your gargoyle is absolutely fantastic. What a talent and with snow!! 


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 11:07

Just finished emergency shift at the salt mines as other miners called in sick

Putting my feet up for a bit then the usual stuff to do. Nothing very exciting. wet and nippy here but no frost


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 11:02

I hope you weren't bra-less for three weeks BL


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?

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