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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:38

Morning everybody

Wet n windy here.  Warm though.  Can see miscanthus gold bar swaying in the wind above everything else, cannas apart,  and can see where I would like to add another variety 

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:28

And they root easily.  Consider training them as cordons too.  Oblique cordons or,double cordons produce excellent large fruit with easy access.  I did this in my early days and had 20 or more cordons on wires on a wall.  


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:24

I think a late  summer application is enough though.  Spring is prob unnecessary 

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:21

Never use them as weeding is offen an impulsive thing for me to do there and then. Ruin plenty of trousers though

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:18

Artjak,,,,,,,,, I, am, so,sooperior in my own, mind, that ,,,I don't,,need to read, instructions  

........truth is I always do things too quickly.  Always in a hurry so iPad prob doesn't catch up.  I don't notice the errors until later.  However I know you guys will forgive this simple Cornishman 

Can I move these without doing the dastidly deed happening

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:10

Definite no to the hibiscus.  Camelia though may be ok.  How big is it?  How many years has it been in place?  Camelias usually have compact root systems and I have moved several successfully.  

Camelia does not need acid soil in my opinion....neutral to acid is a good rootball, a generous hole with compost added and well watered in. 

Dwarf Dahlias

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:02

The flowers just seem too big for the plants.  Even when I bought them.......they were very cheap......I thought it was a rash moment.  They didn't last too long for me......they went onto the composf heap 

Clearing Lilly of the valley.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 23:55


Lily of the valley is a thug when happy.  It ironically takes ages to establish and can be impossible to grow sometimes.  

I'm now removing lily of the valley....every piece I see....after a few years trying to grow it.  

There is no doubting the love affair some have with lily of the valley and that removing it is somehow disrespectful.  However, digging it out is the best way.  The roots are easy to see especially if the bed is to be cleared for other planting.  

Is the ground wet? Does it drain well?  Lavendar  does need excellent drainage ESP over winter and plenty of bright sunshine.  So if the ground is suitable I would dig in some grit if you intend to plant lavendar there.


Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 21:03

Those commas, Artjak, are because of this has a will of its own.  Changing my words, etc.  So really that makes me even more special Easier on the desktop though.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

Had a meeting about my mum.  Dont know what to do exactly.  She seems content but has deteriorated with memory and speech issues.  The residential.home will decide but I may still decide  against moving her.

I felt sorry for Botham.  I don't really know what I would do if my mum didn't know me but I couldn't just forget her and leave her simply because she didn't know me. We are all different though's difficult to judge others 

Hey folks.......reading all these posts and hope all of you suffering get good news or strength to cope

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