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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:25 pm    Post subject: White Heather Reply with quote

When I was out at the vets today I found a little shop selling white heather plants so I bought one. I did have white heather growing in the garden before but the plant died and I've always been meaning to get another one Saying here in Scotland is that white heather is lucky - (I had some in my wedding bouquet and I dried some of that heather and still have it today)
One of my granddaughter's says she wants some of that white heather (50yrs old now!)in her bouquet when she get's married - considering at the moment she's only 12 let's hope that dried heather lasts a bit longer Think well anyway this new plant I've bought, if it survives, will be a good standby
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have my wedding bouquet Emmy. Take a picture of that white heather when you can. My bouquet was phaelanopsis orchids, baby's breath and pink rosebuds. The bouquet was in the form of a nosegay with long, white, satin, ribbon streamers.

I potted up a bunch of Monarda I pulled out by the roots from my garden to give to a friend. Now I must remember to bring it with me in my car to work.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rosie,
I'll try to take a picture of the heather tomorrow if the rain stays away.
I'll also take one of the blossom on my plum trees.

I'm just praying that we dont get any early morning frosts now becasue that's what happened last year when the blossom had just come out and it spoiled the crop- last year I only got a few plums and hardly any blackcurrants because of that late early morning frost.

My strawberry plants arrived today-this variety grows upwards on canes instead of on the ground- will need to pot those up tomorrow too but I think I'll put the pot in the greenhouse rather than outside where they should go.

I've also ordered two new hanging baskets (new design) they look good and dont need to be lined with anything just fill with compost and put in the plants-- will keep you all updated with this and send you pictures when they arrive.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got several shepherd's hooks on which I place hanging baskets.

We are usually safe to plant things after May 30th, Memorial Day here. That is usually our last frost safety date. Too early yet to put any hanging baskets out though.

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to get the photograph taken today of the white heather. I'll leave it to grow in the pot for some time yet before planting it in the garden it will bush out quite a bit yet.
I've also managed to get a photograph of the blossom on my plum trees- just told today I should take off the top branches on the plum trees (the branches that dont have any blossom on them) it seems this will help shape the tree (I dont want them to grow too tall)and it will puts more growth into the flowering part of the tree-I've done it today but I'll need to wait to find out if it works just hope it was the correct thing to do Think Think


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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful pictures and now I know what white heather is.

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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too Gil. That white heather has small branches remniscent of pine trees.

I'd love to have plums. I do have an apple tree but a lot of the yard has shade. I'm just praying the deer will stay away from my flowering buckeye this year. So far they haven't chewed any of the new leaves off.............yet. When I go out and chase them away they just stop munching my plants and look at me.

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