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Posted: 01/07/2015 at 21:23

Simply too hot here today, ended up staying in the cool and sorting out paperwork.  Have been out and watered the garden tonight.

Dentist appointment tonight not looking forward to it at all.

No rain, it did threaten but passed over without a drop.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:17

Oddly enough I planted a bare rooted one this year Rodgersia Bronze Peacock.  It's not in a particularly damp spot but it is in the shade and it has done brilliantly.  Lots of growth and has flowered. 

Forgive me Father, for I have sinned!

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:13

I too in my salad days purchased Houttynia because it was 'pretty', planted it in a wall garden next to where we sat to eat BBQ.  It smelt vile! never did get rid of it, moved house.  I shudder everytime I see it for sale waiting for some poor unsuspecting gardener to be tempted by its painted leaves.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 12:03

Here are a few taken last week

 These are Petunia F1 Daddy grown from seed.

 All the plants in the baskets this year were grown from seed, overwintered plants or tiny plug plants grown on in the greenhouse.  Since taking the picture the plants have now covered the basket completely.


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:53

Fabulous photos everyone thanks for sharing.

Trailing hanging basket plants

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:32

Call back and ask them to spell the name as you can't find it in your plant dictionary.  Just a thought did you water it in sunshine and perhaps get the leaves wet.


Posted: 01/07/2015 at 11:23

Phew it's hot!!  Woke at 5.30 couldn't sleep so I got up and went outside to deadhead the borders.

Lounged on the sofa with a cup of tea in the conservatory, which is cool until about 11.00, and I've just woke up. Feel all at sixes and sevens now.  Not sure what I will be up to today but it definitely wont be strenuous.

You all seem to be doing far too much for such a hot day.


Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:57

Evening all, back from Nanna Duty, really El Scorchio here.  Car thermometer said 33 when taking and picking up grandaughter from school and when I got home the greenhouse thermometer said 44 - that's with shade netting and all doors and window open.  Good job all my plants are in the ground or outside now.

Went for a long walk in the woods this morning with littlest grandaughter Mabel.  It was lovely and cool, she spent most of the time telling me which tree the gruffalo lived in and where the sqiggle and howl lived.

They both went off to the local splash pad with Daddy as I left.

Haven't checked the garden yet but I'm betting it will need watering tonight.  No more Nanna Duty for the rest of the week although they are staying with me overnight on Saturday as it's Firstborn's birthday and her OH is taking her out for a meal.

Off to check out DD's photos.

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 17:19

My name is Yvie and I am a plantaholic.  The only way I can see me 'in recovery' is if they close Ashwood Nursery and cancel the internet, otherwise it's a lost cause.

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:11

I have 2 and they flower every year, one is an old pink variety.  I had to replace a fence panel one year so it had to be cut back drastically.  It didn't flower last year but is plastered in flowers now.  The other is the basic white variety which I planted about 3 years ago and it has flowered each year since it was planted.  It was cut back last year.  It has put on lots of new growth but all the flowers are on last year's growth non on this years.

My soil is very good loam which drains well and  they are both in sunny spots.

No expert but maybe you are cutting it back too hard or at the wrong time, just a thought.

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Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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ID Please

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