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Pottie Pam

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Hydrangea Macrophylla.

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 12:03

Hi Jean, I was listening to a garden programme and someone had the same problem. The gardening expert advised them to prune a third back to the ground every year and they wouldn't lose all the flowers but would keep the plant in check.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:50

I think the weathermen say 'showers' when they are not sure what it's going to do.

Not too bad here in Cornwall. A bit breezy but at least it's dry. We have no yellow weather warning today which we've had for a few days warning about heavy rain.

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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:43

Well done, Jess for growing kiwi seeds.

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Posted: 30/08/2012 at 11:41

This is a photo of my kiwi. As you can see it's a bit of a thug. It was supposed to be self-fertile but although it has lots of pretty flowers, never had any fruit. The dog likes to make a den under it when the weather is too hot for him.

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 14:59

I sowed foxglove 'Pam's Choice'  last year and it flowered beautifully this year but I didn't realise it was supposed to be perenial. There are lots of seedlings under it now and I collected more seed and scattered it about so hopefully the new seedlings will flower next year.

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Posted: 29/08/2012 at 10:13

Good morning everyone.

I vote that Frank leads the raiding party. If he's still got a flame thrower that could solve the problem.The knotweed and balsam might spread into Kate's garden.

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Posted: 27/08/2012 at 09:56

The lion could be with you in three days,Kate.

I love these stories about big cats and think it's possible there could be some living in the wild. It wasn't too long ago anyone could buy a lion cub and I can remember going into a pet shop in Newcastle and there were bear cubs for sale. When the Dangerous Animals Act came in I bet some people thought it was kinder to set their pets free if they couldn't comply with the act.

I hope if it does turn out to be an escaped lion he doesn't get shot.

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:14

Sorry about your blight, Becks, but you can still eat the potatoes if you harvest them now. They'll soon go mushy. If you pick off the affected leaves on the toms you might save them. I've given up with potatoes and tomatoes. I used to get good crops but these last summers have been so wet and ideal for blight. I even sowed varieties of toms that were supposed to be resistant but still got it. however I did stick in a 'Gardener's Delight' plant I  bought from a car boot this year and it has escaped so far and in spite of being neglected I have had a few tomatoes from it.


Posted: 26/08/2012 at 12:05

Wood pigeons got mine a few years ago

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Posted: 26/08/2012 at 12:00

Hello everyone, Lovely day today but trying to gets lots done outside as it's going to be awful again tomorrow. I've cut the grass and cut down some perenial geraniums.

Kate, you were right about the trailing begonias. I dug a couple up and there was no sign of a corm. I'll just have to try and keep them cosy over the winter. I hate throwing anything out if it will come back next year.


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