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Mike, I thought a hat was de rigeur at Chelsea?
Good morning all Fell asleep on the sofa last night - awake with the lark this morning - the dawn chorus is wonderful - son is arriving at 7am to take me out for the day - wonder if we'll go past any nurseries or GCs
KEF - take it easy
It will flower just for the spring - then you cut it right back and it will throw up lots of lovely healthy looking new leaves for the summer. You may find that the flowers change colour from blue to pink It will need plenty of water on a sandy soil.
I've not grown mini-corn myself, but Marshalls offer this variety and say that you should get 3-5 cobs per plant. You'd want more than four plants, but you plant them much closer together than with ordinary large-cobbed corn so you should have room for more.
To be honest - I'm not sure I'd let anyone else (other than OH) plant anything in my garden either - it's my garden
I probably wouldn't mind if they did some digging - but I'd have to supervise
I've not done it but it can be done - take a look here http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Grow-Your-Own/Fruit-A-to-Z/Raspberries
But isn't that the point? She takes the role of Everyman, asking the questions that ordinary people would ask if they were there - whereas Monty will tackle the more specialised 'plantsman's issues'.
Verdun, where do you put all your plants?????????? I think you keep surreptitiously moving your boundaries, little by little, and your neighbours' gardens are getting smaller and smaller
We had a delivery today - a lovely new border spade like this one http://www.yandles.co.uk/draper-expert-stainless-steel-border-spade-with-fsc-ash-handle/p13634 but only £21.95 on Amazon
Nut's suggestion - bergenia