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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:42

Who's going to Bressimgham?  always wanted to go there but never managed it.

just back from a walk to the beach with Spike.  Wonderful.  Warm sun and a delightful sea breeze.  It's what summer should be.....always is, of course, in Cornwall 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 07:24

Hello forkers

lovely day in prospect 

news on my damaged plants.  Supplier has niw agreed to refund my money.  Persistence pays

 veronicastrums now ruling the roost and catching the eye.  A greatly under valued plant....statuesque, elegant, beautiful and easy


Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:35

Rivetting thread 

Honey suckle

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:32

Honeysuckles quickly show when they are short of water. many of the garden sorts require good moisture levels.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:29

Not a fan of pot filling spaces...sorry.  I know its done but in most cases it doesnt look right for me.

Shade loving evergreen climber

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:26

buttercup is a very attractive ivy. butter yellow new growth and brighter in sun.  Slow to establish but then vigorous...very vigorous. removed much of mine but still have plenty    left. cotinus royal purple or eucalyptus gunnii with Buttercup is good combo

Low growing plants

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:35

Spend a little Wills.  Buy a couple of lithodora.  Evergreen spreading plants compatable with pieris soil with the brightest blue flowers in spring and part way into summer.  Perfect partner for Pieris.  Permanent one off cost



Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:31

Very simple solution.  Lawn weedkillers are very effective and leave no damage.  A lawn weedkiller spray is ideal.  Yes, get rid of dandelions in lawns...they spread fast and seed everywhere if not treated. they look awful in the lawn


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 21:23

Agree with Tetley...ideally you should pull up wallflowers a few weeks back.  This gives time for some summer flowering plants like cosmos or similar.  When these are finished in September tou can replant with fresh wallflowers...yes, go for the bare root ones.  And try a batch of all one colour.  Next April/May pull them up to plant out summer stuff again.  you can keep a succession of colour all year round then 


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 14:49

I know Logan....been a bit distracted lately 

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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