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Latest posts by seaside oldie

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:14

Very wet and windy in South Devon, glorious patch of canterbury bells are now laying flat despite supports!


Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 14:37

This is my first year with a greenhouse, and it has been one of the best things i have ever bought.  Have grown a load of plants from seed, overwintered tender plants, and have now got tomato plants, sweet peppers and chillies growing, like the other people who have replied I spend an awful lot of time down there!  Enjoy MandyB!

Gardens to visit in Cornwall

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 18:56

Thanks all, weather looks as though it should be Ok, definitely going to St Michaels Mount and possibly Trengwainton!

Perennials not growing

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 18:14

Have one out of three Echinacea planted last year as bare root, have had good success with getting seed to germinate though, even if 50 percent survive will still have to many, maybe try from seed this year for next?

Gardens to visit in Cornwall

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 17:02

Thanks Pam, we visited Lanhydrock last year and loved it, both the house and gardens!

monty don

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:46

Much prefer Monty, although Alan T is back on ITV soon I think, at least he will not be replaced on a regular basis by any random sporting event that is taking place.

Gardens to visit in Cornwall

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:38


Am going to Cornwall on Monday in the St Ives area, any recommendations for garden s to visit?

Himalayan blue poppy

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:58

Had a mecanopsis plant in a pot all last year, was not happy at all, did not die but did not grow either!  Put it in a shady moist spot in March and now have a flower bud (just the one)  maybe they are happier just in the ground?

Horse poo

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:55

Made the mistake of putting fresh horse poo on my flower bed last autumn and now have a fine crop of weeds for my trouble!


Posted: 08/05/2012 at 16:54

I have a lovely acer in a pot protected by large tubs of bamboo, but still seems to be suffering from wind/sun burn.  

Freshairfanatic, I have a tray underneath mine, should I remove it?

Discussions started by seaside oldie

Iris Confusa

Any cultivation information please 
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Gardens to visit in Cornwall

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New Zealand Flax Flower

Can anyone help with a description? 
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