Solanum Album

2 climbers bought from Morrisons: one labeled Solanum Album Aureavariegalum, the other just Solanum Album.

Photos at time of purchase

Solanum Album Aureavariegalum
Solanum Album Aureavariegalum
Solanum Album Aureavariegalum
Solanum Album Aureavariegalum
Solanum Album
Solanum Album
Solanum Album
Solanum Album

Background

Apparently they are native to South America and related to the potato plant. These climbers produce clusters of flowers along their stems at regular intervals.  They can be grown against walls and fences and look very attractive at the back of an herbaceous border. Pruning – Thin out and spur back crowded growth in spring. The varieties I have also appear to be called: Solanum Jasminoides Album which are said to be vigorous semi-evergreen climbers producing clusters of white scented flowers, Planted in a sunny sheltered position in well drained soil.

Where I planted

Currently I have replanted in larger pots to those shown

More Info

Further info here suggests they may need moving inside in Winter: Gardeners World

Adding Vlans to Juniper EX switches

An example of configuring a new EX switch
with a single VLAN called MGMT with some
ports in access mode & others in Trunk Mode

>edit
#set system root-authentication plain-text-password
#delete vlans default l3-interface vlan.0
#set vlans MGMT vlan-id 10
#delete interfaces
#set interfaces interface-range my_untagged member-range ge-0/0/0 to ge-0/0/9
#set interfaces interface-range my_untagged unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode access
#set interfaces interface-range my_untagged unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members MGMT
#set interfaces interface-range my_tagged member-range ge-0/0/10 to ge-0/0/23
#set interfaces interface-range my_tagged unit 0 family ethernet-switching port-mode trunk
#set interfaces interface-range my_tagged unit 0 family ethernet-switching vlan members MGMT
#commit
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Morrisons Camellia Red Shrub

Another Shrub from Morrison’s

New Plant: Camellia Red just planted in a big pot – we will see How it does God willing. As mine has larger size leaves it’s a Japonica.

Photos at time of purchase

Camellia Red  Camellia Red

Background

Camellias are found in eastern and southern Asia, from the Himalayas east to Japan and Indonesia. They need an acidic soil – ericaceous, or lime-free compost.

Where I planted

Currently I have replanted in a larger pot to the one shown.

More Info

Further info here suggests to avoid using tap water (as contains too much lime) and instead to use rain water (i.e. from Water Butt) : Gardeners World.

Also Video here on how to deal with problems & pests: Gardeners World.

More detailed info here: Todays Homeowner and this RHS article

Gardening: My 2015 Planting season begins

Fully enthusiastic and eager to grow this year – last year I was late in April – but I have been looking forwarding to getting the seeds and plants going so here we go. Gardening: My 2015 Planting season begins.

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The Planting List

  • Broccoli seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Cauliflower seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Corriander seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Dahlia Decorative Akita bulbs (Bought New)
  • Foxglove plants (potted on from some weak previous year)
  • Freesia seeds (From Own Plants)
  • Hosta various seeds (From Own Plants)
  • Lettuce Cos seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Lobellia seeds (Bought New)
  • Nasturtium seeds (From Own Plants)
  • Onion Ailsa Craig seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Parsley seeds (Bought in previous year)
  • Poppy California seeds (Bought New)
  • Rudbeckia seeds (Bought New)
  • Sporaxis seeds (From Own Plants)
  • Sunflower Giant seeds (From Own Plants & Bought in previous year)
  • Sunflower Teddybear seeds (Bought New)
  • Sunflower Miniature Mixed seeds (Bought New)
  • Sunflower Evening Sun seeds (Bought New)
  • Sweet Peas seeds (From Own Plants)
  • Tomatoes Alicante seeds (Bought New)

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Broccolli

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Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas