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  1. PeterS

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    Kristen - thanks for the info on "The Conservatory Gardener". I had never hear of it, but have just ordered one at £0.01 + £2.80 postage. You can't go wrong at that price.
     
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      I'm pleased with it. Lots of interesting gen on all sorts of plants :)

      I've got carried away with a couple of Topiary books too - really impressed with them. All the ones I've had before have just been coffee-table books with a mish-mash collection of nice photos. These are really well structured with good advice on how-to but also the photos are logically arranged too. I'll dig out the titles tomorrow.
       
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        The Art of Creative Pruning: Inventive Ideas for Training and Shaping Trees and Shrubs by Jake Hobson
        ISBN 160469114X
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        Well chuffed this this one.

        This one interesting about Japanese pruning etc:
        Niwaki: Pruning, Training and Shaping Trees the Japanese Way by Jake Hobson
        ISBN 0881928356
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          Fatsia Spiders Web, not a great deal of variegation but should be better next year.
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            Got a dwarf fan palm for £3 today from B&Q
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              Today went back to fetch the ensete on reduced further

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                Does that say £1.69? If so that's a right bargain!

                I can't match that, but I'm rather pleased with my Anigozanthos "Gold Fever" which was reduced to seven quid from fifteen...................
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                It's still loaded with blooms.....................
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                That's about a third of them!
                 
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                  Even better it was £1.49
                  There were another 2 but one of them the stem was snapping right at the base and the other was a lot smaller :)
                   
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                      That E Maurelii certainly is a bargain Mowgley and a good specimen, our B&Q only had Basjoos reduced from £10 to£5.
                       
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                        No pics, but today I picked up;

                        10x Camassia cusickii
                        10x Erythronium pagoda
                        3x Fritillaria persica

                        all for £5. All very large bulbs/tubers.
                         
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                          Skimmia 'Magic Marlot'
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                          Clearance at B&Q, two mini chrysanths at 10p each and a Coprosma for 50p (had one dead branch).
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                          A larger pink chrysanth for 20p!
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                            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                            I bought this on impulse a while back, not sure it was the right thing to do, bearing in mind the conditions it appears to need, but I'll see how it goes next summer hopefully.
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                                I bought one few years ago, lost it the second year and it was kept warm.:frown:
                                I hope you have better success with yours Pete.:smile:
                                 
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