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Posted: 24/09/2015 at 17:35

Hey, how did you know I was wearing black socks Lyn? 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 16:39

Ooooooo Runny 

Can you help me please ?.....

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 16:37

Hiya Runny

the, wouldnt let them dry out yet.  No feed you have repotted there will be sufficient in that.  No would'nt leave them out either over winter But keep them outside for few weeks yet.  I would keep them fairly dry over winter but come early spring I would apply a good granular feed and gradually increase the watering as shoots grow

not too late for salvia cuttings....did some just a couple of days ago (Amistad, Love and Wishes and leucanthemum) Semi ripe if you can, half perlite half mpc and in a propagator or poly bag inside.  They root quickly to form large flowering plants next summer 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:39

Met a nice old lady at GC earlier.  In a wheelchair looking at bulbs. ,helped her access a few and suggested some bare root wallflowers that I got for her.  she has had her foot amputated with the likelihood of of her leg too.  The other foot is a candidate for toe removal too.  Yet she was smiling and philosophical.  Will go down soon to plant her wallflowers. Not for free of course...a cuppa and a biscuit or two have been promised .  A real inspiration....put my sniffles into context. 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 14:27

Count me in too Fairy.  Let us know how to do it please. 

Lyn, any rain must have been early and brief.  Just a T shirt on Lyn     For me its usually just socks on 

Right now I'm sweating perspiring.    pretty warm out there . Thank goodness for spare piece of Vienetta 

had a 'flu injection this morn.......I was a carer for my mum, who died earlier this year,,so was offered the jab.  But, no sweets or choccy bars for being brave . Could not resist rubbing my arm in agony as I came out.  Cruel I know but it was priceless to see the faces of those yet to have the jab.  

Right an errand of mercy to run.......kind of! 


Holes in my lawn

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:32

The issue though is the leatherjacket damage........use nematodes next year A H Kent to eradicate or control them and, therefore, the holes 


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 12:21

A shower this morning when I was out but warm sunshine now.  

Got 3 rudbeckias this morning.....huge plants and cheap and exactly what I wanted for revamped border.  Slightly rootbound but some aggressive fingering rectified this.  They are on the shadyish  side of an orange/yellow helenium that still has  enough flowers on it for me to see how they blend.   Look like they have always been there. A good blend of spring/summer colour with winter foliage I hope 

got a slight cold and sore throat from someone.....I'll find out who gave them to me  will stand for no excuses or atissue of lies . (good eh?) 


House wall

Posted: 24/09/2015 at 08:24

How about a couple of quality planters and trellis for a couple of evergreens ...formal as in taxus standishii or informal like clematis Armandii?.


Posted: 24/09/2015 at 07:41

Hello forkers

A walk to the beach in sunshine.  No wind so v pleasant.  Showers are forecast but hoping for dry day....think it will be here 

best wishes to those not feeling too well 




daphne odorata,

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 22:00

Discussions started by Verdun

Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

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who cares who wins?

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Just a suggestion...

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Don't be scaredy cat.....

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Drat those chains.....

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Wot's it all about.....?

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"Experts" we go again

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Best late flowering clematis?

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What new plants will you be trying?

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White foliage?

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Is this really cruel?

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Taking life for granted......

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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