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Pottie Pam

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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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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 18:23

Hi Jean and Kate, I'm not sure if they are tubers or corms. I just thought round things would be corms and nobbly things tubers, like dahlias. I've never grown them from plugs before but just assumed they'd form corms or tubers after a seasons growth otherwise they wouldn't over winter. Where is Geoff when we need him? (Lost in France) 

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 17:45

Good afternoon everyone. Been an awful day and feel sorry for people coming to Cornwall but going to be much better tomorrow.

The only problem I have with this site is that I get no emails now when a response is made.

Going back to trailing begonias. I bought some plug plants this year 100 plus 60 free, so gave loads away. They grew so quickly and are still flowering really well with lots of different colours. I have kept some over winter before but have lost the odd one to vine weevil. Should I give them a dose of provado now or soak the corms when they dry off. 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:13

I flew on VC10's in the RAF and we stager through Cyprus and stayed in Akrotiri. The crew hired a car once on we went up into the Trudos mountains. It was spectacular but I don't know if you can go there now.

Loved the Lightnings, Frank. I once saw one take off and as it got airborne it put on re-heat and went up vertical.

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Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:03

Jean, lots of blackbirds earlier on, got most of my red currants and blueberries but I think you are right, they are moulting at the moment and sulking away in the bushes. My swallow family left the garage yesterday although they had been out of their nests a few days. I counted 30 swallows swooping over the pond yesterday. they seem to be getting ready to go. Apparently the parents go first and the babies follow later on. It's amazing how they know the way. I might join them if this weather keeps up. Pouring here but there is blue sky coming across.

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