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Posted: 12/09/2015 at 18:56

Too late now, you need to overwinter the tubers then when you start them off next year you can take of the new shoots.

very easy to grow from seeds, so I leave mine in the ground now, almost hoping they won't overwinter.

Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 15:21

Looking at the shape of the flowers on Marion's, that  one could be  a Panicullata, Vanilla Fraise, I think? I have the same, but the ordinary whites shouldn't change.

They do go a little off colour, but in general stay white, it's just my very acid soil that's turns them.

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 15:12

I wonder how the scar on Poldarks face miraculously changed sides from the original series.

Plug Plants

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 14:59

Yes Jo, there are different weights of fleece.

Which Cornish Garden to visit in September?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 14:51

Trebah is nice.

A walk around Padstow then into Prideaux.

Pencarrow, the owners may come and speak to you, she wanders round, mind you, that's was many years ago so maybe not now.

the Japanese garden, if you like those.

Trelissick is nice, Heligan, not bad, not much but wonderful what they have achieved.

Eden  project, nice on a cooler day, you can get the bus down from the car park or a tractor ride.

Caerhays is best in Spring, Azealias, camellias etc.

So many to choose from, There is at least one in every  place I think.

For me, Heligan, Eden and Pine Lodge Pinetum because I get in free!



Posted: 11/09/2015 at 19:14

You're need your thermals on to protect everything if you came up here today Verdun!

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 19:07

It will be silent if you've given it a cuppa, you're not supposed to get them wet, although I do seem to remember my daughter pretending to feed hers with a special spoon.

compost bins

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 18:58

It is a bit addictive..a lot of our time is taken up with compost. There will be enough to put a good layer over all my borders and I have been using throughout the year as well.

we had a friend once who messed about with logs like that, all stood on one end then turned then pulled out for rotation, ours just got chucked on however they came.

Japanese onions

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 18:51

Are you growing them from seeds? I tried them and not one saw it through the winter.

When should I pot on my lupins

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 18:48

I would echo what all that Verdun has said. I find they are only good for the first three years, then the flower spikes are not so large, so bare in mind so you can sow more seeds in time for replacements.

i am now turfing out the first ever ones I grew, have more to replace them with in the Spring, then I shall sow another lot to replace the next years, and so on.

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