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Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:08

I hacked down(with saw and loppers)4 more buddlejas. Lots of cuttings made. Its far too early for buddleja cuttings but the shoots I was cutting off looked too good to waste. If they don't take I've not lost much. If they do, I have dartmoor, pink, white, variegated and globosa up for grabs. I suspect my arms will be complaining tomorrow.

Nice and sunny here now.


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 15:00

Fairygirl, I'm not sure that Miss  Innocence  really is, or is she Miss Revenge (woman scorned)


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 12:01

Three buddlejas and two roses on the front cut down (murdered).  A lump of Phlomis russeliana dug up, and a chunk off an orange hemerocallis.

Cuttings made from rose prunings. I may accidentally line them out in the bulldozered bit next door.

Coffee break over, buddlejas in old orchard next door to hack down now....


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:45

Nut, how are your Angelica gigas growing? Mine grew green stemmed leaves last year, but the new shoots are coming up with red stems on. They should all flower this year( 4 plants).

What to put in the gap for next year?(about a metre sq)


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 08:20

Good morning, everyone.

Planting done yesterday, then I watched 5hours of line of duty back to back. OH gone to Scotland via Manchester yesterday, so I made up for his 6hour rugby fest on Saturday.

Sheets in washer, buddlejas to hack down today.

Have a good day folks.

Plant for tidal beach?

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 00:15

Samphire, sea kale, should cope.

Can someone tell me what this is...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 12:02

is there anything in them or are they empty?

Electric propergator question

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 11:59

I switch them off during the day and back on in the evening. Same as the electric fan heater.

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:44

It's the killer coconuts you have to watch out for. More people get killed by coconuts falling on their heads each year, than get eaten or maimed by sharks.

Of course there's not many coconut palms in Cornwall either.

Oh eck

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 08:23

I'll tell you a little secret. The tourist authority in Cornwall has a hotline to the redtops. Every year as soon as the basking sharks are seen, some idiot reports a great white off Cornwall. This fills up  all the available boats with reporters and their cameras. It helps to make up for a rotten winters fishing. The baskers move around from mounts bay to sennen cove  then up to the isle of man. Lots of excitement. I've snorkelled with basking sharks off porthcurno. They eat a lot of plankton. What nobody reports is the orca off gurnards head.  I have to say that the day I saw one doing his shamu impression, I was gobsmacked.They don't get reported because killer whales eating baby seals is not good for the tourist industry.

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