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WHAT'S LOOKING GOOD IN JANUARY 2017

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. ARMANDII

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    The new thread for this month.:snorky:
     
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      Here are some things in my little front garden at the moment :)

      Jasminum climbing up a trellis :-

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      Primulas hiding under a shrub :-

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      A potfull of Heather by the front door :-

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      I took these photos on New Year's Day in the rain :)
       
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        Well I certainly appreciate the trouble you went to (passes a thick cosy towel to dry off those raindrops) because those heathers look gorgeous!
        I'll have to Google heathers now because a pot of those on my front steps would look just the ticket to cheer a January day :dbgrtmb:
         
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          Thank you @"M" That heather is many years old ... about 20 I think and never been repotted.
          I love rain :smile:
           
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            Crikey, that is a long time. So, do you feed it then? :scratch: If so, what with and when?
            *snatches back the thick cosy towel and re-labels: "Surplus to requirements" * :whistle: :heehee:
             
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              I don't feed it @"M" ... actually I can't understand why it's still alive :scratch:

              Can I have an umbrella instead of the towel then please ? :snork:
               
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                :rolleyes: Fussy, fussy, fussy! :rolleyes:

                Go on then, seeing as its you ...

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                  Thanks :snorky:
                   
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                    I have some of this flowering, didn't know what it was, thanks :)
                     
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                      You're welcome :smile:
                      Actually it's Jasminum nudiflorum - a winter flowering variety. There are others that flower in the summer.
                       
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                        Thanks Michael, I planted it in 2015, it never flowered last year, its nice to see a few plants starting to take hold :)
                         
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                          I suppose it is pushing the boundaries a bit to ask if you remember which type it is?
                           
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                            Morrison's have it in M, unsure what's its called, all mine died for some reason maybe my soil ?
                             
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                              I'll have a little peak in Morries (when Mr "M" is sleeping :heehee: :whistle: ). I've had great success with all the plants I have bought from Morrisons - I've found the quality, in some cases, to be superior to Garden Centres!
                              So, I'm guessing from that remark then that a heather is heather is a heather? So, they don't come in different varieties? I'm a total blonde when it comes to heathers :redface:
                               
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                                Nearly every plant I have is from them M, I know nothing about them but quite sure I've seen one that looks like that, also some different coloured ones like these here
                                coloured heather plants - Google Search
                                 
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