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Happy day, been to Garden Centre.


By marge


You will have realised by now, we spend a lot of time at garden centres, this one was one without the Christmas stuff (I’m not against Christmas stuff, but it takes the attention away from Horticulture).

We bought some Ericaceous Compost to repot my Camellia who was showing yellow on his leaves, so I may have caught it in time to have some flowers on shortly. It did not flower at all last year, but the pot was quite small.

We also saw a pretty leafed evergreen Clematis, a variety called Lunar Lass, if it does what it’s label says it will be a beauty. Must be a new variety, can’t find it listed.

While we were there, they was an exhibition of Chrysanthamums. They are not “my cup of tea”, but as they were all displayed, I had a look. Some were so stunning, so big, some extremely shaggy ones, almost like Tina Turners’ hair do! It’s hard to believe what you are seeing in the absolute perfection of these things, almost an out of this world experience. Some people have put a lot of work and efforet into their hobby.

It did cost me for double egg and chips and a jacket potato too!

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I just googled that Clematis and it's one form Australia and New Zealand. It is hardy to -8 degrees, but would need protection until established.

Give your Camellis a dose of sequestrene, which will help the yellow go green again. You'll have to go back to the GC, sadly! LOL.

I am not sure about the pots of Chryanths in flower, either. They don't somehow look like garden plants, do they? I saw loads of people buying them last week - do they last?

Some people must enjoy putting lots of time and effort into growing the big ones. Like you, not my cup of tea - but up to them!

15 Nov, 2008


As you say some people really get into the different varieties of "Mums" as we call them, they are nice.... but again not my "cup of tea"!

15 Nov, 2008

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