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Mmm, have noticed Verdun isn't having open house to all us posters. A few days in Cornwall would do us all a power of good.
Good job I got second son to look at calendar whilst I was drying my hair as tootsie appointment is 1 o'clock not 11, so am now twiddling my thumbs.
Have a good holiday Puncdoc. Lovely part of the country although Dorset will always come top of my list but, these days, I will settle for my garden. I suppose GG could make a swift detour and pick me up on her way to Devon. I'll go and get a sleeping bag and pack a few things.
Still having problems with my Canna lilies. Stopped watering them as was told this could be the problem and one of them is still rotting at the base. Just giving them a little water when they look dry. Other one doesn't look that healthy either. Leaves keep shrivelling up. I give up.
Damage has maybe been done with that lily Tina. Are they in pots? Perhaps move into a little shade in the hottest part of the day. I have a Ligularia in a big pot and they like a sunny spot but water retentive soil and I had to move it because it was wilting like mad. It has big foliage and it simply couldn't cope with the amount of sun because the roots have limited spread to get enough moisture for the top growth. It gets dappled shade through the morning now and is quite happy.
Tina, cannas would only likely rot now if over watered so agree with Fairygirl. Assume draimage holes? If cold and wet they would rot so maybe they had started to rot while back!
I have huge cannas.....boastful ain't I?.......in the ground and in pots. They need lots of water. Are your cannas small? Lots of sun and lots of water if growing well. they would love this weather. It sounds like you need to treat the two cannas differently....just because one is rotting it doesn't mean you should stop watering the other. Does one plant feel,lighter than the other?
Multi tasking there Tina....drying your hair, tootsie appointment deliberations and twiddling your thumbs. Impressive stuff..........ill get my coat!
Us birds are good at multi-tasking Verdun.
Lillies are in pots. Shade first thing in the morning, sun from about 10.30 (shade created by 8ft wall), for rest of the day. I really shouldn't buy plants that need attention. Where ever I move them to, they will have sun, being garden is South facing. How come the day lillies seem to be able to put up with all weathers. Have to confess, I never think of watering them and they just keep on spreading.
Morning Verdi- it's as hot here as it is with you which is why I'm inside
Think you and Tina are now talking at cross purposes as it's Calla lilies she has not Cannas...Honestly Verd - keep up love....
Have watered etc but no shade in the garden where I'm needing to graft so it will have to wait till weekend when it's to be cooler. Tomatoes are ripening like mad though!
Happy hols Puncdoc.
GG try to enjoy hols, SIL in correct place, and should now receive attention.
TT pleased to hear son ok.
Good luck Woody.
If I've missed anyone soz.
I think bluetits prefer the takeaway down the garden, might be cos of bossy other birds, but none seem bothered about going in the Beech. Will leave balls there and see if they find them.
Fairy I dunno about those posts that have the link that Norton unhappy with. I think they look like clever ads' , made to look as if from a genuine gardener, link is full of firms name and info' about what used, sizes, and slick pics, with seed trays, plants in greenhouse even can of pop on bench turned so not advertising that.
Having had a mega computer problem a couple of years ago I'm careful what links I look at.
If I'm wrong I will apologise to the new poster.
Fairy - alstromerias, not considered those, thought they'd be too delicate for ny skills but def going to look out for some now.
'flowerpowerfair' on sun so will try there rather than local GC I think.
School going well, his first day but putting on a performance this pm. I'm having lunch in staff room, bit uncomfortable but everyone lovely, using phone to hide but prob just look ignorant - will now have s chat.
Tina did say CANNA lilies.....as in CANNAS. What is she like??
KEF, so I must be a "soz" .......!
Inside fresh rolls, loads of butter and cheese n cucumber and a big glass of gold top milk. And reading posts on the forum. It must be 26 or more here already. So far, plants seem to be enjoying it as much as us.
Verd...The trouble is - Tina's not really 27 any more....not like us...
And you never offered me any rolls and cheese...after all I've done for you.....
KEF- I had a look at that post and thought the same as you so I reported it as a possible advert. Didn't look at the link- know what you mean. We could be wrong but it looks a bit suspect.
Not had any lunch yet apart from some grapes - too hot. High twenties and I've got no real shade just now in back garden. Picked over half a pound of toms though- loads more ripening - so might make a nice pasta sauce for dinner. None of us hungry with the heat. I've done housework and washing etc instead of going outside - ridiculous really - we're usually complaining about the amount of rain up here in the summer!
Front grass needs cutting so might venture out again.
Sorry FG, but Verd is right. Canna Lillies are what I've got. Wanted son to take a photo, but he's running late for work.
How's your cholesteral Verd?
MrsG, I am confused. Has your son started his new school already or is this just a introduction day or whatever they call it.
Sun's come out and it's warming up again. I will be doing my usual Vampire act. Take note Kef.
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Fairy I dunno about those posts that have the link that Norton unhappy with. I think they look like clever ads' , made to look as if from a genuine gardener, link is full of firms name and info' about what used, sizes, and slick pics, with seed trays, plants in greenhouse even can of pop on bench turned so not advertising that. Having had a mega computer problem a couple of years ago I'm careful what links I look at. If I'm wrong I will apologise to the new poster.
If I'm wrong I will apologise to the new poster.
I reported all those to moderator around 6am this morning!
Tina- I'll have to give you extra homework....you said lilies so I thought you meant Callas not Cannas.
D'oh!!!! Let's start again.....
Verd- send Tina some replacements since yours are so big...
I lost mine this year as I had nowhere to shelter them and the bubble wrap I put round them wouldn't stay put in the wind. Persevere with them Tina as they really are beautiful jungly, luxurious plants. I nearly bought some replacements but it just means more pots and someone on here (may have been punkdoc- forgotten- sorry) has grown them from seed saying it was very easy so I might try that later in the year.
Tina - hows your son doing? sorry not too clear about school this am as I was excited, more so than son! Yes it was just an induction day but so exciting as it went to tribunal (court) to get a place and we only found out on wed so he had missed all the usual inductions ( we call them transition days), starts properly in sept. I should also mention it is a 'special school' but in every sense. He had a great time and will keep them on their toes! Several tears when he joined in the parents show, singing and signing as if he'd been there years already.
Twas indeed me Fg. Half inched some seed from a garden in Devon a few years ago, scarified and sowed in hot conditions. Grew fast and flowered the same year. Now quite large plants. However variety available as seed is not as great. Try Hart Canna they stock seed.
You're a star punkdoc- I was sure it was you and actually looked back through the posts to see if I could find it! I really like the idea of growing some from seed as Cannas are such great plants and I'm missing that lovely foliage and the stonking 'in your face' flowers.
Have a lovely holiday. Don't get too burnt!
Good afternoon everyone, I'm a newbie here and have just moved into a cottage with about an acre of land, the garden is split between a patch that used to be cultivated for veg and is now totally overgrown- next years project! And the area next to the house which has beautiful shrubs and flowers, some of which I've never seen before, plus one bed witham masses of ground elder. I haven't had a garden for a few years so am very exited tgable getting my fingernails filthy again!!
Sue - just saw your post re the 'ads'- wasn't there when I posted earlier- strange how that seems to happen. Definitely ads aren't they but cleverly done. I only saw one but came across the others when looking for something else.
Hi Kapn61- hope you enjoy the forum. There's lots of good knowledgeable people on here who can offer advice and help on everything from fruit, veg and moths to shrubs, climbers and exotics, and if you like cake too you'll fit in very well! You'll have your hands full with your project so looking forward to seeing the progress.
Welcome to the forum
So, I was right...Tinas plants are cannas. Me, right again. Mustn't gloat. Well, just a little. No, a lot! Ha ha fairygirl.i would offer you rolls n cheese but I am rather greedy. If I sent ??ou some,there would be less for me. Simple Maths and logic.
I have a few varieties of cannas ...all with variegated or coloured foliage.....but I'm now tempted to get more. Nothing quite like them in late summer.....8 or. 9 ' flower spikes right through to December sometimes. Exotic looking folkage
Morning everyone, Kitchen Spam Reported!
Off to water the garden, watch out for sunstroke today everyone, will be a scorcher!
Morning all. Just had a last look round the garden for aweek. Lovely at this time of the morning. I really miss it when I go away at this time of year.
I hope you all have a great week and that those having bad times find they improve and find solace in their gardens