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Hi Nut, help please WW lives in Woodgreen, Hampshire...much appreciated.
The next time that I don't feel like going into my garden to tackle the long list of things that need doing I shall remind myself that I am too busy doing something else.
Although these are small trees the SBs are relatively late starters.
Couch is tricky. "They" do say that frequent mowing encourages the fine grasses at the expense of the rough ones. Not sure if careful application of a systematic weedkiller specifically painted say onto some of the leaves of the couch might work?
Visited 10 gardens in the neighbouring village of Hale . Hale is in the New Forest and is largely on acid soil so lots of rhodies, camellias etc. The gardens ranged from several acres of woodland wonderland (once a yellow book garden) to a vegetable garden utilising science and engineering to maximise the chance of winning prizes in the show later this year. All day there were refreshments in the Village Hall and we were entertained by the Hale Stones musical assemble ( can't think of a better description). The weather deteriorated later in the afternoon but intrepid gardeners continued to walk around determined to tick off all the boxes. All for charity and love of gardening. Next month it is the turn of Woodgreen. We shall have to buckle down to match this. I will post the details nearer the time.
Thanks daffyg. for your support on this... we can but hope that they see this and do something about it on another occasion.
Iron Sequestrene is a good tonic for camellias as it helps them take up nutrients you are feeding them. They hate early morning sun and frosts damage the flowers without fail. Rainwater only (occasional tapwater is OK) and lots of it in late summer/autumn to help flowerbud formation. Eriaceous compost only in pots, and daily "cup of tea" is good. You can eat the cake.
Summarising the combined knowledge of the above:-
1. lonicera nitida... green version, not baggenson's gold
2 and 3. flowering currant... Ribes
4. viburnam tinus
5. hebe, possibly red edge
Your pics are on their side, just like my avatar... hence cleverclogs. I love your efforts and am envious of your green sward.