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Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:52

Love swathes of eranthus, one of nature's spring delights. Unfortunately they can be out and over very quickly so you have to be on the lookout and quick on your feet. Heale House near here has hillside slopes covered in them.

What to do with new Camelia ?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:47

If you put outside try to keep frost off the flowers when they open. Mine are large and in pots near the house facing north. House proximity gives a measure of protection. 

You could pop yours inside if frost threatens.

leaf mold

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:43

Heathers grow in very poor, very acidic soil in the New Forest around here. Not always very well drained either. Hard pan just below surface. 

The poor soil is one of the reasons William 1 was able to find a large tract of land in the South of England that was not cultivated to any great extent.


Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:30

Are the yellow flowers not Eranthus?


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:34

Still buzzing I suppose, will probably collapse later......


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 08:06

Christmas Dinner last night was enjoyed by all. Great food and the live music led to much dancing and revelry. My fears about the numbers involved were entirely unfounded. 


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:24

Hi will try to remember....


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 17:11

Going to our first Horticultural Society Christmas dinner tonight. About 35 of us, but should have been more. It hasn't grabbed the attention as we hoped it would,but never mind. Jury out on repeating it.

4 courses, drinks included, free raffle and live music. All for £35. I know I shall have no problem enjoying myself. hic....


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 16:20

Diana Guy, who won the first BBC gardener of the year competition some years ago, and is a Hellebore specialist is coming to talk to our hortsoc. in February. Really looking forward to it. She lives quite close by in Dorset.


Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:38

Better luck today Gg. 

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