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09/05/2012 at 18:02

my bearded iris haev been flowering for a while now.. my mums are over done now fro the last few weeks.. amazes me how they differ over the country.

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 and i am loving my bluebells this year too...

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 i was wondering if anyone had a jacobs ladder white seeds going.. i bought some on e-bay and out of the 25 seeds only 3 plants that grew were actually the right plant..

09/05/2012 at 18:05

I've got a white Jacob's ladder in flower now, when it's finished raining I'll take a pic. Have never tried harvesting seed from it, but if you give me a few hints I'm happy to have a go.

09/05/2012 at 18:10

@figrat.. thank you you are a star.. to be honest i have not of these plants either.. as i have none but if you wait till seed head is big as possible on last flower..then just nip it off and send to me.. i can message you my address and pay postage. if you like.

09/05/2012 at 18:18

I must keep up, Geoff. Thanks for the update. I'll say hello to Kate when she comes to Cornwall

09/05/2012 at 18:27

I love Gardenfantic's Cupids Dart. I must try and get some seed. Not too many summer flowering blue flowers.

09/05/2012 at 18:29

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 Hi Guy's! I love the posts, pictures, banter n knowledge you all share, n thought it was time I came out of the wings n joined in! I have a bit of a dilemma n hope sombody can help! I and a good friend have recently took charge of a new allotment n decided we are gunna have a go at building our own polytunnel! Although not huge! We reckon it will meet our demands until our site is established! In the long term, we may invest, but they ain't cheap! Yeah! we are in early development! But having trailed the tinterweb with regards to the covering! It's mind blowing! We have never polytunneled before! So are totaly new to it!  Anybody done it? Recomend a supplier? n what grade of polythene do ya buy? Thanks in anticipation! Cause we ain't got a clue!!!

09/05/2012 at 19:09

Hi Dean glad that you have decided to say hello. I have no knowledge of polytunnels at all, I believe it is quite a specialist area but I am sure that someone will be able to offer some advice soon.

09/05/2012 at 19:31

Kate - When are you heading down to Cornwall?  Have you made enough flowers yet?

It's 4:30am here but I've been awake for ages.  That's what comes of going to bed too early!  I keep wishing it was time for the hotel to serve breakfast as a bit of vegemite toast would go down a treat.

Dean- Is that the start of your polytunnel?  It looks very impressive.  My dad is always wishing he had one.  Again, I have no personal knowledge of them because my garden is not big enough.

09/05/2012 at 19:36
@ gardeningfantic - got your pm, can't reply at present as am on iPad and not all options available! Will be interested re seed collection. Have sailed past your place quite a few times, but don't worry, I won't chuck them overboard.
09/05/2012 at 20:02

KG Vegimite- yuk, do you not carry emergency biscuits? I will be heading to Cornwall on Friday, only 3 more flowers to go.

09/05/2012 at 20:19
Vegemite...mmmm!
10/05/2012 at 07:13

It rained heavily overnight-off to the chicken pen

10/05/2012 at 09:42

Is that the same as off to the dog house, surely you are not responsible for the rain?

10/05/2012 at 09:54

I need to cut the soggy grass, pot up the petunias, and then trust the luck to the blessed Margaret

10/05/2012 at 10:08

I do not get this cutting grass obsession, you can cut it when you get back it will still be there.

10/05/2012 at 10:13

But it will as high as an elephants eye by then-and we all know how high that is-a mans gotta do................................

10/05/2012 at 10:48

Thinking of building an ark....

10/05/2012 at 11:05

Will there be room for all of us?

Geoff if the lawn looks like a ploughed field, you only have yourself to blame

10/05/2012 at 11:09

figrat.. i hope not.. i know they like miost soil but that is taking it far to far

10/05/2012 at 11:10

Poor KG. It's difficult to get into a sleep pattern after such a long journey and stop over.

@Kate The weather forcast is good for the weekend here in Cornwall so your flowers won't get soggy.

I hope you've taught your chucks how to swim,Geoff, or have provided them with water wings.