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Posted: 02/10/2013 at 08:13

Best time of the day Panda!

Not much of it here today though - back to damp and dull after the last 4 lovely days

Work now so better go and organise myself. Have a great day all 

Decking lighting spacing

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 08:11

Are they going on the surface of the deck Grant and along just one length? Your deck sounds about the same dimensions as a previous one I had - almost exactly in fact. I think they may be too far apart to be honest but if you have other lighting and just want them as an  extra it may be fine. I'd say they should be about 30 or 40 cm apart if they're low voltage as they won't be too bright. 


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 08:01

Sounds glorious Dove. These early morning 'glows' are stunning. When I did a lot of hillwalking we were often up very early to drive to hills and there's something quite special about that time in the morning. 

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 07:55

Didn't remember the dog I'm afraid -   that's because I'm too young of course...

I never had a greenhouse and always kept new strawb runners outside- albeit against a sheltered wall here in the windy west of Scotland!

Pieris- re the colour - think that may be a myth!

 Grass struggles if it's cut very short so it gives the weeds a chance to get their feet in the door and take over. Give it a chance early on by cutting it a little higher and feeding it. When the weather warms up you can cut it shorter . 

Would agree with fidget on the other queries. 


Posted: 02/10/2013 at 07:40

Morning all. Red sky at night shepherd's delight etc Dove - apricot you say - hmm. Is there a fire somewhere?

Reading last night's posts- I saw a daffodil called 'Verdin' when I ordered bulbs....pretty close?  After seeing Tina's post yesterday about 'BlackNegligee' I'm not sure we could let him get hold of a camera 

Talkback: How to grow agapanthus in a pot

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 20:09

Just bumping this up Brian as no one has replied yet. 

I'm not an expert on Agapanthus but I'd think you could split them now while the weather's still favourable - just take out the pot and split with a knife (or spade if it's a big one)  and re pot the pieces. Keep them out of harm's way till they're settled. If I'm totally wrong about that I'm sure someone else here will help. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 19:37

Evening all. 

Welcome home punkdoc 

I think I can speak for virtually everyone here in saying we've missed your input.  You'll have that lovely garden looking beautiful again in no time. Much love to you x

cordyline problem

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 13:25

Hi Scott- I'm in East Ren too! I don't grow Cordylines because of the hardiness issue but I do grow Irises, Phormiums and Sempervivums. Drainage is the key- the better it is the more likely they'll be to thrive. It's been very dry here as you'll know (water isn't something we usually go short of!) but I'm wondering if you've watered a bit too much to compensate. I rarely water my phormiums and they're in pots.  Getting it repotted with as much grit as you have soil is probably the best solution just now and watch it's not getting blasted by cold winds. 

Autumn leaves

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 13:15

Lovely Lyn! I had a visit (on my daughter's birthday in July) from one, and haven't seen him/her since. I'm hoping that in time I'll get him/her back as I'm creating a wild corner behind the shed. The only problem is that it must have to cross a road to get in here...

The GC stocks the specialist hedgehog food that Dove has mentioned. Tempted to get some.


Posted: 01/10/2013 at 13:11

Lily - Sorry forgot they were now called Acteas! I bought Brunette yesterday for the shady border along my back fence and have two Purpureas for some other new areas which I got a few weeks ago - both with white flowers. It's all new areas in this garden actually...

Think Verdun was wanting to put a 'dirty' word in there...

Morning/afternoon Tina! We thought you were away on another comeback tour! We only need GGrandma to complete the set that were missing!

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