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Posted: 11/11/2016 at 07:32

Morning folks 

lovely walk to the beach..  quiet, peaceful and sun already appearing 

however, dreaded reading the forum so....

Look folks.  I am calling it a day on the least taking a break from it. 

Had a few pms yesterday morning then several as the day went on.  I think I have replied to all of them. Thank you for that support

i have done no wrong, not written as portrayed and not made mischief.  Individually read what I have written and see for yourself

someone who is "not well" and a small clique who should know better have driven me out.  I don't think for one moment that any of them, apart from the lost soul, have read what I wrote.  

I think am good for the forum.  Know how to grow plants etc and have advised accordingly.....not resorted to google as some offen do.  There are other forums out there should I decide to join any of them but I wont.  

The forum has become nasty  at times.  Not pleasant.  But tbere are mostly pleasant folk here

wish you well 

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Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 22:07

Lovely prog ...AuntyRach  you will need your hankie 

Tonight DIY... gt Ormond St Hospital

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 19:32

check out bbc 1 tonight. Great  Ormond St Hospital  and a lovely garden twist

should be quite special 

Perennials in 9cm pots

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 19:21

Bright Star, yes into bigger pots and in cold frame.

be warned...heleniums are another addictive plant.  Get one and you will want another and another. i have a dozen or more different varieties.

you want to plant salvias and heleniums together....fine but get extra compost, extra moisture holding material for the heleniums.  They need and respond to good rich soil.  

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 19:12

That is going to be superb Bob,

quality from the start 


Posted: 10/11/2016 at 17:59


yep!  Put a smile on my face.  Thanks 

low growing plants for drive

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 17:42

Helxine is indeed a menace down here as fritterer said.  Almost impossible to eradicate esp if in a border

Thymes for me too Heather.  On the towans leading to the beach wild thyme grows everywhere.  Lovely aroma underfoot and really tough.  Avoid anything other than the simple green spreading form

oh!  Warm welcome Heather.

When is best time to move two large choisya

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 17:37


is it just the size that's the problem ?  Would cutting back half way make a difference?

thinking about it, Nut is prob right....if a big shrub I would be inclined to buy replacement.  Have you considered Choisya White Dazzler?  This is a delightful LITTLE beauty.....quite new.   Far more compact.  Would look good and smell wonderfully in your front garden 

Yew cuttings.

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 17:29


i have taken quite a few and found them responsive.

i take with a heel......use hormone powder.  Half mpc and half perlite.  I would do it now.

i think Tetley is the expert here so maybe she will comment too 

When is best time to move two large choisya

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 12:29

That sounds nice Tetley.....might try that here.    

Newb, take a look around the root systems too....I often find choisyas layer themselves.  If so, pot them up 

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