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Posted: 03/12/2013 at 10:35

Site seems to be working for me today. Box for writing in has come up straight away.

Been busy recently. Have dug 50 Barrows of earth and manure from aroung the horse shelter and the path to the dung heap. Farmer delivered 6 tons of "castigne" which is a mix of limestone gravel, stones and powdered clay, from the quarry down the road. They use it a lot here for drives and forest paths. We have been spreading it out in front of the shelter and down the path. There is rock under the topsoil here. It doesn't look so much in the photo.

 Am now really aching!

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 10:28

My cards are only 2GB, fine for my little Canon Ixus 55 which is no longer young. But it serves me well for easy holiday snaps and a record of my garden.

Looking forward to these again, not too long now.


Bad attack on Pansy Leaf Spot

Posted: 02/12/2013 at 10:13

Remove the worst affected leaves, don't put them on the compost heap. Spray with a fungicide. If the attack is very bad you may have to throw away the plants.


Posted: 02/12/2013 at 09:59

Morning all.

Sunny today, but cold. Must finish planting my tulips.

tall white reed type flowers

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 23:31

? Pennisetum.


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 23:27

Remember Gardengirl's tyre planters, now seen that her thread was a year ago.

Nice photos of Wisley alpine house Chicky. Brings back memories of June.


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 23:24

Mrs. Garden, you cut the old leaves off hellebores to show the flowers better and to prevent disease. Old leaves can get a fungus that makes them get black patches.

Funny, the writing in space appeared this time, perhaps because it's late. But notifications have stopped and latest posts is very slow, new discussions much quicker.

Phygelius - growing question

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:18

Thank you 4th Panda, kind of you. Managed to get here and have a box to write in! Opinion seems to be, so far, that it is invasive! Think I'll dig it up. May put a bit in a pot, as was suggested in Hello Forkers.


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 15:25

Tried to start new thread about Phygelius. Didn't work. It took ages to give me a box to write in here. That's why I haven't posted recently, either I can't get to the site at all or no box to write in or when I type it leaves out letters all over the place.

Has anyone grown red phygelius? I don't know which variety mine is, but it's gone mad and taken over half the bed smothering other plants. Just dug up lots but it's roots have gone sideways and through other plant's roots, including through my lovely eremurus. The stems tend to snap off and the roots were quite hard to dig up. I should have tried to control it earlier, but it did most of the growth when it started raining in September, was still flowering earlier this month. Anyone else have this problem? Are all varities like that? It's pretty and flowers for a long time, but I would like a better behaved one.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 23:52

I looked at the photos it's all so lovely, how can you bear to leave? But good luck on your travels, should be very interesting and lots of other lovely things to look at.

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