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CLKD

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #585 on: December 08, 2020, 03:17:00 PM »

I have hellebores in flower  8)  :-*
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #586 on: December 15, 2020, 10:55:33 PM »

Spring bulbs are peeping through  :o - a sharp frost will put a stop to them!
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #587 on: January 11, 2021, 02:55:03 PM »

We have hellebores and polyanthus in flower as well as some snowdrops showing white through the green leaves  :-*.  The winter honeysuckle has very small flowers on but there's no sign of life  :-\ on the wisteria in the large pot at the front of the house. 

Birds are beginning to chase each other cross the garden  :o  8)
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #588 on: January 11, 2021, 06:13:40 PM »

Bulbs are showing and the roses have flowers
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CLKD

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #589 on: January 11, 2021, 06:49:26 PM »

Will the roses open?  I have a few buds that look a little weather beaten  ::).  In a few weeks I will prune hard back. I need to buy more roses this year: David Austin 4 the day anyone  ;)
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littleminnie

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #590 on: January 12, 2021, 08:49:47 AM »

Not sure if they will open, I suspect not.  Love David Austin roses.  They are definitely worth the extra money. 
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #591 on: January 12, 2021, 10:40:35 PM »

CLKD, are your hellebores normal height this year?  My flowers are on really short stems, only a couple of inches above the ground whereas usually around 5 or 6 inches.  Not seen them that short before.
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #592 on: January 12, 2021, 10:42:38 PM »

And why does this thread have a smiley face next to it, most of the others have a couple of sheets of paper.  And i've seen a few with a question mark.  Just wondering.
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CLKD

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #593 on: January 13, 2021, 09:38:26 AM »

They begin short then when the sun shines they grow a little.  The buds on 1 of my large plants have stopped for a while, they will be deep maroon when they eventually grow.

I've cut most of the old leaves off so that I can watch the flowers.
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CLKD

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #594 on: January 13, 2021, 09:41:24 AM »

It's a kind of avatar befuddled - mine used to be a kitten  :-\
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #595 on: January 13, 2021, 09:59:14 AM »

I'm in the south and the flowers are fully open now, looking at their best.  Just very much shorter than usual.  Strange!
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #596 on: January 13, 2021, 10:41:00 AM »

1 of mine opened in November  8) and still has flowers on, must cut the old ones off.
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« Reply #597 on: January 15, 2021, 02:40:48 PM »

I have walked round the plot and noticed that some of the hellebores are much shorter this year, good healthy buds which seem to be pausing: do they know something about the weather that I don't  ;D
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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #598 on: January 27, 2021, 07:49:10 AM »

And why does this thread have a smiley face next to it, most of the others have a couple of sheets of paper.  And i've seen a few with a question mark.  Just wondering.

Whoever starts the thread off can choose a symbol   :)

Taz x
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CLKD

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Re: All things gardening
« Reply #599 on: March 13, 2021, 01:23:51 PM »

We have hazel catkins going over, been in flower for 5-6 weeks
Lots of birds
A few hyacinths but I can't smell them  :-\ - 1 pink, the rest a deep blue in various parts of the garden
Almond blossom opening slowly as from yesterday afternoon  :-* - it's very tall so needs the branches trimming back
A type of shrub with deep green leaves and a red flower, beginning to show signs of enjoying the  :sunny: - a kind of honeysuckle
Winter flowering honeysuckle and heathers attracting honey bees  8)
Frog spawn EVErYWHERE  ;D
1 camellia flower blown off in the gales last night  >:(
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