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LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 09:35:00

Winter bloody jasmine
Pulsatilla <cries>
half the raspberries


But the disgusting hostas are fine, oh yes.

Anyone else?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 09:39:26

I haven't yet inducted the post mortem as its been too cold to do more than minimal gardening. Several pits have exploded with the frost, though.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 09:47:09

Err, conducted and pots. Blooming autocorrect.

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Fri 29-Mar-13 09:48:26

Yet another bay tree.

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 09:54:21

I didn't intend to - I was supposed to be out in the hills today, but had to rearrange. At home waiting for deliveries so mooching about the garden looking at all the... the... sadness. sad

The strawberries are going berserk however, as are the dicentras, stachys and nepetas. Which will make for an interesting look. I predict this Summer's border fashion note will be: Frothy.

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 09:56:10

Oh, my bay tree's pretty miserable, who knows, but will probably pull through although not very gracefully.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 10:20:40

I think frothy is an excellent look!

Thebronybunch Fri 29-Mar-13 10:27:43

clematis sad

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Fri 29-Mar-13 10:34:59

I haven't done a thorough post mortem yet, just been looking around at various bits of garden as and when I've been out there, the bay tree is an obvious casualty. Some things it's a bit too soon to tell yet, I have some hardy fuchsias which I think are goners every year, but they are just late getting started. I must go and check my one remaining dicentra.

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 10:37:55

A little froth goes a long way. I think the Kniphofia's bitten the dust, too sad.

I am delighted to report though, that the alchemillas are looking sorry, stunted and teetering on the edge. Bloody invasive space grabbers that they are. Never quite enough lebensraum for alchemillas, is there angry

Brony, sad for your clematis. Was he very old?

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 10:59:47

sad RIP yellow loosestrife.

Abzs Fri 29-Mar-13 12:23:41

I don't think I've lost anything due to the cold, but my DH has murdered a good few things by 'mulching' with the wood pellet cat litter that he was too lazy to take the extra yards to the compost.

So far, I think I'm missing two candelabra primulas, a couple of lupins, a yellow anemone like thing that is usually the first one up, a kniphofia or two (they're in a clump) and I'm worried for the sad looking pinks and the dicentra but that wouldn't normally appear for a while yet.

The sodding spanish bluebells are bloody loving it though.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 13:26:08

I seem to have only one dicentra left - I have heard that the alba is less hardy.

More positively, I've just been out in a rare half hour of sunshine and the various euphorbia are going great guns. I love alchemilla and was really glad to see some beautiful pleated leaves unfolding.

peeriebear Fri 29-Mar-13 14:19:22

RIP Spotted laurel, it was fine then it wasn't!

ShowOfHands Fri 29-Mar-13 14:23:57

The cherry tree sad

Bloody aquilegia all over the shop and uninvited but my tree. It was dh's fault too <sob>

WhoKnowsWhereTheChocolateGoes Fri 29-Mar-13 18:18:16

Been out and checked, I've got a pink Dicentra sprouting (Breaking Heart I think?). I had a white one but it only lasted one year. Foxgloves are coming through and lots of bulbs looking good. Muscari everywhere, they were here when we moved in and I take out hundreds every year from one side of the garden, they just keep coming back. The other side is the same with Spanish bluebells. Lucky I like blue, but the foliage of both is so dense it kills any later growing stuff trying to get past if I don't dig them out regularly.

Couldn't resist buying another bay today, got to think of a better way of protecting it next year, fleece has not been enough.

cantspel Fri 29-Mar-13 19:40:03

I haven't lost anything due to the weather but i have noticed that my helbores got trampled to death by my builders and have died.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 29-Mar-13 19:41:30

I have no idea, we moved here six months ago so I don't know what should be appearing. But I can't help worrying about my old garden. I very much doubt the Echium pininiana will have survived. They were all set to be magnificent this year and I'd told the new owners all about them and how spectacular they were going to be when they flowered...

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 20:05:19

Abzs, perhaps pack the next lot of cat litter around his chair when he's watching television and watch how well he blossoms?

Maud, (nice whatsit, btw, you know, floppy romantic poet type who escapes me right now) I agree with the beautiful pleats etc etc if it were just one sodding plant. But it never is. Plant one, get eighty two thoosand elbowing your other plants out of the way. Which leads me to shows aquilegias... which are <bastards> for reverting. Start with 3 or 5 different colours looking all artful and delicate - end up with... eighty two thoosand... that are all fecking purple.

Am sad for your cherry tree though - was he still titchy?

Am also sad for peerie's spotted laurel, but not that sad because the opportunity to buy new shrubs is a good thing if you already have a full garden.

Whoknows, I'm muscari'd out as well, but am not complaining because my scylla sibericas are finally out with them and obviously had a breeding frenzy underground this year - with the last of the snowdrops they're looking wonderful.

Can't - send a builder up here and I'll trample him for you? You can have the bits back for the roses.

Rhubarb - oooooooooooooooooooh...! a new garden! what's it like? any big dreams?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 21:49:59


Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 29-Mar-13 22:19:19

Plenty of big dreams! Cash and time in rather shorter supply, sadly.

I can't stop thinking about pulsatillas now after their mention above.

LeucanTheMopsis Fri 29-Mar-13 23:20:19

Mine was a red cloak, Rhubarb - though Dane's Blood is a much better name for it.

That's the one, Maud; The Lady of the Onion gardening brain in

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Fri 29-Mar-13 23:30:10

Hmm. All this gardening talk has just led me to blow a small fortune on the Robert Dyas and J Parker websites.

Talking of talk ... anyone who would like to join in ongoing horticultural chat - celebrating our occasional successes as well as the depredations of this interminable winter - would be very welcome to join us in the Rhubarb Appreciation Society. We have a virtual potting shed with a stash of virtual gin and cake.

echt Sat 30-Mar-13 06:05:11

The tree dahlia keeled over in a gale, and I'm horrified by how the possums have nibbled away all my climbers as they get to the top of the fence.

I will make a plate of old fruit to entice the furry critters away and hope they fecking choke on it.

LeucanTheMopsis Sat 30-Mar-13 18:51:13

ooh, thanks Maud - I have just poured myself a very unvirtual glass of wine, so will come and have a look.

sad for the tree dahlia, but slightly envy of the possums.

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