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I.D. Please

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 20:41

I wonder if anyone knows what the plant is in the following photo. 

I've taken a second one of the leaves.


Posted: 06/08/2016 at 18:41

Evening all,  The weather has been glorious today.  Done a bit of tidying up in the garden and a bit of planning for next year but mainly I have been relaxing.  Feeling much better now aches and pains are much more manageable.

Can you plant honeysuckle in shade

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:54

Verdun, think you misread the post, I advised Wakeshine to move the honeysuckle and perhaps try aucuba as per the photo.  Not on the sauce already are you

Can you plant honeysuckle in shade

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:46

Yes eventally,  I have to say that I have a seeper hose running under the conifer that gets switched on for an hour at a time when the weather is warm and dry.  I also add a mulch of farmyard manure (the prepacked stuff) in the spring.

Can you plant honeysuckle in shade

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 17:26

Honeysuckles are a bit like clematis, they like their roots in the shade and their head in the sun.  They don't like dry roots though so its not a good place for it. 

Aucuba (spotted laurel) would fill in the gap under the conifer.


Posted: 05/08/2016 at 08:34

Morning all,  Not a good night.   Too many aches and pains despite dosing myself up. 

Lovely sunny morning here.  Have already had a walk round the garden and the grass is covered in dew.  This type of weather always reminds me of new pencils and the smell of newly varnished school halls.

I've cleaned the kitchen windows and done a bit of tidying up but nothing major planned. 

Really missing grandaughters, Merri phoned last night to say she is missing us, I wanted to book a flight there and then.  Have been speaking on the phone and facetiming but it's not the same as a cuddle.  I don't think Firstborn will be allowed to go away for a month again. Don't know how those of you with families living abroad manage, it must be very hard to say goodbye after a visit.  Good job I've got Jonah to cuddle while they are away.

DD glad you and Charlie are OK,  just remember every little step takes you closer to your new life.


Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:51

Evening all,

Absolutely shattered, but kitchen is finished, just have to clean floor (hubby managed to walk paint everywhere) and put a few things away tomorrow.  No more decorating this year, yipee.

Hosta hope you are having a good time, stay out of those coffee shops

Wonky and Hazel hope you had a good day too.

Think I'm going to spend most of tomorrow relaxing.  Managed to get some deadheading done this morning and watered the pots tonight.  Think the next couple of days are supposed to be quite nice weatherwise.

Rose Identification please

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:21

The two I know are called 'Flower Carpet' and Magic Carpet.  Have a look at David Austin Roses.

Making plant feeding easier

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:17

I had one of those gizmose Ceres, it was for use with Miraclegro I think.  Used to put the blue stuff in a container which fitted onto the hose and the water used to run through it.

I use fish blood and bone at the start and middle of the year and also used Incredibloom for the first time this year.   Been really good.  Oh also use David Austin's rose food twice a year.

Not exactly what one could call petite but have a back problem so can't carry lots of heavy watering cans.


Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:07

Whose b***dy idea was it to paint jasmine white over olive green.  Oh that would be mine

Have I mentioned I hate decorating.

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