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Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:34

Cold here too, but glorious sunshine and crispness. Great for walking.

Central heating issue is now diagnosed, confirming my suspicions as to what was wrong. All we need to do now is find a solution given that the errant part is no longer available! At least I can keep it going by fiddling with it , and it is fine on milder days.

Ho Hum, such is life. Anyway I have no complaints about 2014.. Shall finish with a concert by the Berlin Philarmonic (live link), and a party. Tomorrow's another year......



Posted: 30/12/2014 at 10:03

-5 here in Hampshire at 6 o'clock and my central heating is playing up again!

So will be staying in waiting for a phone call, so might as well do HW.  Visitors tomorrow, so had to be done sometime.

Pruning Large Woody Lavender

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 23:46

I might be woody, Verd, but I am certainly not leggy.

Plants and snow and the Hardiness rating

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:49

Try to use more than one layer of fleece. I find a single layer, when wet, freezes, and if it is contact with the leaves, provides no protection.

White Beam problems

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:44

Last year was a bad year for various diseases in trees because of the wet winter followed by dry spell. Probably specific to 2014 and not terminal.

New hedge advise

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:40

Are escallonias a bit tender in very cold winters? Don't know where Paul lives.

Great plant near the sea?

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:37

I have some Amsted cuttings on the go, so may try them. Amazing plant. Thanks

Verbena Bonensiaris

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:36

I have noticed sideshoots on my VBs for the first time ever.  They are bought plants rather than my own seedlings so the clue may be there somewhere. Have taken some cuttings but it's touch and go for them at present. The sideshoots I left on the plant look better so may have done it too soon, and will have another go in Spring before cutting the whole plant back to ground level.

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:31

Losing the Aztec Pearl gave me the opportunity to strip out the whole bed and replant with heleniums, totally tangerine geums, blue scabious, crocosmia lucifer, golden rod (a clumpy one), echinacea, and some other yellow/orangy bits and pieces.

Not sure why the Aztec succumbed but it was thriving when half died, followed by the other half.

Red Robin shrub

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 15:08

Have just read back through this thread and the Aztec Pearl I spoke about so lovingly is no more, having died on me, and I have hacked my Photinia really hard as it was too big and losing its charm. Now responding well. Just for info.

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Pittosporum from seed

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Need help in putting together a quiz which is a bit challenging and fun too 
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They are much better microwaved for about 3 mins., turned over, mw for 3 more mins. Lot less bother than boiling . Keep flavour and scrunch. 
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Something for the weekend.......enjoying gardens and flowers.

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