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poison from contamination

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:34

I wouldn't worry about it one jot

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:33

If you could choose just the one Cornish garden to visit in mid September, all other things being equal and the weather being fair to middlin',  which one would it be ...................?

Confused by cyclamen

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:24

I've found those little trays of cyclamen they sell at Homebase, Tescos etc are fine for the autumn, but they won't stand the wet and cold of a British winter and turn up their toes pretty quickly as soon as the bad weather really hits - so unless you've got a really sheltered spot they're a waste of money in my experience

Cyclamen hederifolium are the hardy ones that are in flower at the moment (all over my garden) - they flower before their leaves appear,  and Cyclamen coum are hardy and will flower in the very early spring.  Both come in pink or white. 


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 10:20

Wonky - If I remember correctly there were showers on the morning of your wedding, but in the afternoon 'the sun came out and dried up all the rain' and by the time you and lovely hub came out of the church at 5.30ish the it was beautiful and sunny - just right for a Caribbean steel band, Rapping, hog roast and ice cream wedding party into the night   Give your cousin a Huge Hug from me

Lesley, our tree has two trunks from about 3ft up, so it's like twice the work - also because of neighbour's garage roof they're going to have to be careful how they lower the branches. 


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 08:53

Well, the tree man has been - Verdun would have been proud of me - I beat him down to £500!!!  Ouch!!!    But that's with the stump ground out as well.    And it'll be the same week as the car is due for it's MOT 

We'll have to persuade the hedgehog to move to the other side of the compost bins

Winter flowers

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:56

Verdun, you have no soul!!!



Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:53

Good morning Verdun   Just get that hurricane over and done with please - we arrive on Friday!!!  But with our luck it will probably hit Cornwall Sunday evening when we're at The Minack!   Wet and drippy here at the moment, but not so cool overnight - last night the minimum was 12.1C whereas the night before it was 8.8C - at the moment it's 15.1C   and we had a high of 22.1C yesterday.  Don't think it'll be as warm today tho

Verdun, we might need a list of good pubs with warming firesides in the St Ag area


Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:35

Good morning Jo

The tree man is coming in about an hour to have a look at it and give me a quote ...

Winter flowers

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:34

Not pansies, but try violas, or the cross between the two, panolas - for me they flower non-stop through the winter - even if they get covered by snow they come up smiling

Rotovate new build garden

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 07:31


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Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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ID please

Can't remember  
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