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Sea Holly

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:33

Oh, don't quite know what happened there.

Sea Holly

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:32

Hi Annabel welcome to the forum, I did type a reply but somehow lost it.  I have a sea holly that I have been trying to dig up for the past two years (it's in the wrong spot).  I seem to leave a bit behind each time and it grows back stronger than before.  It's in an exposed spot, full sun, well drained soil.  Judging by how it's survived my attempts to get rid of it I shouldn't worry too much about how to look after it.   They seem to do alright on their own.

Judging by my failed attempts to

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:28

Mark, now if that cup held half a packet..........

laurel hedge will not grow near leylandii tree.

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:23

I have spotted laurel growing under a leylandii in my garden and it's doing great.  It was a shrub recommended by my garden centre to grow in that spot.  It was only small when it went in and it's grown well and this year had red berries.



Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:11

Don't know Matty but my propogator has quite a high dome so I should be able to get small pots under it.  It can't hurt so I'm going to give it a try.  I just need to get a batch out of the propogator and potted on so I have room. 

Unless I buy another heated propogator .

evergreen clematis

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:08

Take a look on Taylors website they specialise in clematis, you may well spot it. 


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:04

Useful thread for me.  I have overwintered two begonias for the first time.  I have followed the advice on here so hopefully they will start to sprout.  My only concern is that it was quite late when I put them in pots in the greenhouse so I hope It wasn't too late.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:48

Planning on growing Sunflower Vanilla Ice and Black Magic.  Have never grown them before.  Will be sowing them in the next few days.  I was thinking of starting them off in the heated propagator if they like heat and then transfering them into individual pots before hardening off in the greenhouse.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:35

Oh Clari, not good to be working on the weekend when the clocks go forward.

Hostafan glad you have the OK to go back to work, take it easy.

Wintersong, One of my clematis plants grew legs again today.  I wouldn't mind but I only planted it a couple of days ago.Nevermind, it looks so much nicer tied into the obelisk.  Cut back the ivy and pruned the Honeysuckle.  Shattered now.

We're decorating too this holiday.  The bathroom is getting a coat of paint and I might manage to talk hubby into painting the landing too with a bit of luck.  Kitchen to be decorated in the summer.  Hate doing that one as it's so disruptive.

Secondborn is popping in for tea tonight with partner, they are off to the west coast of America tomorrow for a couple of weeks.  They are going to Las Vegas, San Francisco and a couple of other places that involve horseback riding on a ranch.

Lucky devils.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 16:15

Nice sunny day today.  Tied in the 3 clematis to arch and obelisks.  Cut back a load of Ivy and puned a honeysuckle.  Really enjoyed the day but very achy and tired now.

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