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Posted: 09/08/2016 at 22:56

Glad to hear Mr Toad is on the open road again ... Parp parp! 

Time for bed! said Zebedee. 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 19:50

It has its moments Topbird    but there are also times when all looks grey, muddy and tangled and I wonder why I bother ... then the snowdrops appear 

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 19:45

The original plant in this garden has been here for five years - it grows, it spreads and it seeds. 

I cut it back to about 8" tall when it stops flowering.  I put the bits I cut off into the compost bin and a year later I get seedlings wherever I spread the compost - especially in the veg patch. 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 18:16

Anemone blanda on the list to go with the Chianodoxa    

I also want some Narcissus Rip van winkle (just love it) 

Cyclamen. hed. and coum already in the garden - (C. hed all over the place and coum in The Wilderness behind the pond.  The Wilderness is also full of snowdrops and Narcissus pseudonasrcissus.  

Geranium nodosum introduced itself and set up home behind the pond as soon as it was dug (along with a Ribes sanguineum) - must have uncovered some seeds while digging.  

Lily of the Valley is in the shade at the foot of the wall along the side path with some Harts tongue ferns. 

Bushman - Wonky's Papa and I split after 24 years - it's a difficult time - my life changed beyond all recognition - but things got better and there was a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (well, not actual gold ... but I found OH ).  I hope treasure finds its way to you too ((hugs))

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:37

Suddenly turned squally here in Norfolk. First rain we've had in a bit. Don't think it'll be enough to fill the butts tho'. 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:25

Mine does exactly the same at this time of year. I give it a bucket full of water most days in warm dry weather. This stops the flop   The potting medium is so free draining that the water runs straight out of the bottom again, but it seems to be what's needed. If I don't do this the leaves turn yellow and fall off 

Too late for cucumbers?

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 13:21

You've got plants that are already producing male flowers - the female ones will be along shortly - it's worth waiting ... what've you got to lose? 


Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:32

Ah!  That looks helpful DHR  - that should be quicker than emailing them to myself when I'm not posting from my phone. 

More cuttings questions

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:50

I've never tried with ceanothus, but I remember a really good at gardening friend being dead chuffed at rooting a ceanothus cutting - she said they were really difficult. 

Don't think they're difficult to grow once you've got a plant tho/ 

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Posted: 09/08/2016 at 11:41

You might find that he/she gets picked on - being so much smaller - it might be worth trying keeping mum with him/her for protection until he/she is big enough to stand up for him/herself ... 

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