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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:58

Good morning,

Beautiful day again. Hopefully it will last over the weekend for those who are off to the saltmines today.

I thought the same as Bizzy too. (the BB with the manservant?) He upset some members of the site so much they left and set up their own site. He must be a sad lonely person to get his kicks this way.

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:29

I've learned not to be tempted by the '3 for £10' multi purpose compost and to buy a good quality seed compost next year.

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 08:04

Wow, they are amazing,Dove. I wonder if they are left outside in the winter?

Brugmansia - Angel's Trumpet

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 07:35

I grew some from seed last year and over wintered in GH but still no sign of flowers but I will follow Fidget's advice.

Years ago, maybe 20 or more, there was a lovely specimen growing in a very shelterd area of St Ives in Cornwall. It must have been at least 15 feet high, covered in flowers. The local teenagers found out about it's properties and the owners reluctantly cut it down.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:29

Hello Nanamaz and Runnybeak. (lovely names)

I posted this photo of a hummingbird hawk moth on the wildlife forum. It's not very clear as they fly so fast and I'm a rubbish photographer. It's between the two white sweet rocket flowers on the left. It's the second one I've seen this year so might be a good year for them.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 16:18

I just managed to take this shot of the hummingbird hawk moth this afternoon. Not very clear I'm afraid, they flit from flower to flower so quickly. It's between the two white sweet rocket flowers on the left. It might be a good year for them as I don't think I've seen one so early.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 12:04

They've already found my redcurrants which are just starting to ripen. luckily they have always left the blackcurrants alone in previous years and I manage to pick some raspberries before the birds.


Posted: 10/06/2014 at 07:26

Good morning all,

Hope everyone is well. It looks as though it will be a beautiful day here in Cornwall. The weather at the moment is perfect for growing rain at night and hot sunny days.

I've been away for a few days to attend my nephew's wedding in Surrey. I've never been to that part of the country but was amazed how wooded it was.

The garden has gone mad in just the few days I've been away and the wild honey suckle is in flower in the hedgerows. The great tits and blackbirds in my garden  have fledged  so I hope they are okay and the magpies didn't get them.


What are the best white flowers for bees and butterflies??

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:37

Athough not a perennial as you asked Natter Jack, my winter flowering honeysuckle was a magnet for early bees when there was'nt much else about.

 There's also white foxgloves too.


Posted: 04/06/2014 at 14:24

My nails are still a bit tatty, Lesley but hopefully they look a bit better after the manicure. I looked horrendous about a fortnight ago. I poked my eye on a twig in the garden and I looked like a vampire but thankfully back to normal now.

One of the best books I had on propagating was a free one from Channel 4. they did a series called ' Plants for Free'. I lent it to a friend and it wasn't returned. It would be great if that series could be repeated. It was quite a few years ago.

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