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Mystery present from Mother-In-Law!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:29

Agree Nut. Last week I used nandina in a gardening quiz... so much for my expertise. At least I think they are somewhat similar. Nice colour for this time of year. I might go out and get one or two.

Talkback: Wildlife

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:26

I am not sure your question is well founded, sorry. Very few gardeners use chemicals to the complete eradication of all wlidlife. What would be the point of that? No insects, no birds, no whatever. 

Gardens are one of the country's most important wildlife refuges, chemicals and all. I use some chemicals when I think it wise, after all I spend a great deal of time and money on my garden. It belongs to me and is my main hobby.  Wildlife teems.

I live in the New Forest, and my garden has more birds per sq.m. than the NF.



Mystery present from Mother-In-Law!

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:18

Not sure but might be Nandina domestica.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 22:15

It's pigs years since I smelt donkey muck....

covering the gardenbbbb

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:25

Unless you have a specific reason, uncover.

I also  find that fleece draped over flowers to protect them from frost can have just the effect you don't want. They get wet, the wet freezes and where they touch the plant, it dies!!!!!


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:22

Hi Verd, Eleagnus was all the rage about 20/30 years ago. I am well rid of this one although there is a suspicion of honey fungus which may be confirmed tomorrow. 

Not sure of conifer types as labels may be long gone, but will have a look. This corner is now much improved.

Fragrant tree

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:18

Some smelly ( nice ) plants include Daphne Bolua, Honeysuckles, pinks, roses, viburnams, privet. Not sure about trees but some of these are quite large shrubs.

Splitting Dahlias

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:13

If you split a tuber each part needs a growing point to grow next year. As you can't see these at this time it's best to wait until buds break in spring. Otherwise go down the cuttings route, again next spring. Concentrate on effective storage for now. Winter losses are your main threat.

Tree ID

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 20:07

Is it Pyrus Chanticleer? It's popular with councils.


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 19:57

Sorry for being Awol (again) but stuff taking up diary including Hortsoc AGM ( chairman again): shop preparations for Christmas, recipe book launched on Wednesday: and all the normal distractions.

Cut back dead (probably,) eleagnus and replaced it with 1 large and 2 conifers. This between 2 other conifers so this is now called....wait for it...conifer corner... simples.

Braised some mutton from village shepherd with leeks and cream etc. N. Slater, naturally. Enough for about 3 days.

Now on fairly serious diet, since friend has gone to Spain to live on Juice for a week!! Must win that one, competitive mischief or what?

hugs to all as we approach Crimble.

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