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Offline Grace Elliot Reading Demelza.
10 Oct 2011, 09:20 PM | Post: #11

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I spend every possible spare minute writing and the garden suffers as a result Sad
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11 Oct 2011, 08:34 AM | Post: #12

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No chance of that here, the weather's been foul and the garden is a wilderness. Volunteers most welcome!
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Our roses barely pause for breath over the cold months. Smile I need to be quite prompt about pruning them in winter or I'm cutting off blooms. My Old China actually blooms 12 months a year, so I make do with some judicious trimming.

We laboured greatly in the vege garden last weekend, and the beds are all nicely mulched and ready for spring planting. We're likely to get storms this month, though, so I'll keep the tender plants in the conservatory till November.
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11 Oct 2011, 05:02 PM | Post: #14

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I've managed to kill my climbing rose. Sad In the veggie garden, things are a little better. The corn is in the freezer and the stalks are in a pile to be burned next spring. The carrots and beets will wait for a while. And the silly tomatoes are mostly not ripe yet, so I have plastic over them in case it freezes. I expect they'll go all icky, though, because it's been so damp here lately.
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14 Oct 2011, 03:53 PM | Post: #15

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(10 Oct 2011 02:56 PM)Susanne Wrote:  
(10 Oct 2011 01:39 PM)FrenchMel Wrote:  I agree the garden has gone loopy at the moment. The roses are the best they've been all summer!

They reckon we're in for a bad winter though, hope the plants don't suffer too much! ;-)

My roses are still giving, - just waiting for that coldsnap they keep warning us about.

My roses, too, have responded to cooler weather and the 3 inch rain we finally had (we're still down by 22 inches) but I think I lost my gorgeous Japanese maple "Waterfall", a threadleaf with cascading branches so clustered with delicate leaves that the whole effect was like that of falling water. Makes me so sad, but a clump of miniature iris that I thought had surely "bought the farm" (why does that mean something terrible, I wonder?) have come up all new and green like they mean business. Their tiny blooms are adorable.And my clematis, too, never quit, not even when the temp. was rising daily to over 100. I love clematis especially vined through the roses! Smile
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14 Oct 2011, 06:39 PM | Post: #16

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but I think I lost my gorgeous Japanese maple "Waterfall", a threadleaf with cascading branches so clustered with delicate leaves that the whole effect was like that of falling water. Makes me so sad, but a clump of miniature iris that I thought had surely "bought the farm" (why does that mean something terrible, I wonder?) have come up all new and green like they mean business. Their tiny blooms are adorable.And my clematis, too, never quit, not even when the temp. was rising daily to over 100. I love clematis especially vined through the roses! Smile


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I love the Acer Parmetum (Japanese Maple) I have one in a pot, but outside my house there is a beautiful specimen tree, I'' see if I can find a photo. They are very delicate when small and need to be protected from wind and cold.


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(14 Oct 2011 06:39 PM)Susanne Wrote:  
(14 Oct 2011 03:53 PM)BarbaraSissel Wrote:  [

but I think I lost my gorgeous Japanese maple "Waterfall", a threadleaf with cascading branches so clustered with delicate leaves that the whole effect was like that of falling water. Makes me so sad, but a clump of miniature iris that I thought had surely "bought the farm" (why does that mean something terrible, I wonder?) have come up all new and green like they mean business. Their tiny blooms are adorable.And my clematis, too, never quit, not even when the temp. was rising daily to over 100. I love clematis especially vined through the roses! Smile

I love the Acer Parmetum (Japanese Maple) I have one in a pot, but outside my house there is a beautiful specimen tree, I'' see if I can find a photo. They are very delicate when small and need to be protected from wind and cold.
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Oh, Susanne, it's beautiful! We struggle to grow them here, but I have had a couple that flourished in huge terracotta dishes near my pond. That was at another house where I lived and I had to leave them when I moved. Haven't been able to establish another since, but yours is gorgeous....

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That tree is gorgeous, Susanne!
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