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HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 14:24

Fond memories of cornwall then Frank 

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:03

I remember spending time in Carlisle and other northern towns in my student days......everyone thought I was a black man ***.   I thought everyone up there looked ill.  I realised up north they don't know what a sun tan is, Fairy.    14 degrees is coooooooold 

***black man not meant in any racist way whatsoever...of course!  just a description of my relative colour to those up north 

Last edited: 14 September 2016 13:04:05

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:50

Actea Brunette with scented flower spikes......more to come atop purple foliage 

Salvia Uliginosa........prob 9' across and more tall

Last edited: 14 September 2016 12:53:47

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:54

Well, I was knocked for six Frank   It was a shock  but it's ok...I expect I'll be alright now. 

Back to sun, lovely hot sun.....amazing how everything has dried up . 

wonderful garden Pete.....worked hard there 

Last edited: 14 September 2016 11:56:18

HEY! This aint right!

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 07:57

we here in the west were flooded yesterday and overnight  whilst you guys in the east were basking in hot sunshine

this aint right 

who's to blame for this?  

cars floating in the water and property flooded.....all so unreal after a pretty good summer down here.

will be sending the rain north and east so we return to our  (well deserved) sunshine

Looking to be good today.....brighter already but I'm still annoyed 


Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:23

Do not be afraid...division is foolproof.  I divide in spring after flowering but it can be done now and planted out or, better still, potted up 

Advice needed on how to care for these plants for the winter

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:34

Nothing lost by waiting EM.  

Saw a superb variegated agapanthus when I dropped in as I passed Burncoose Nurseries.  A Golden Drop. not in flower but delightful foliage and I am assured it has equally delightful flowers.  A sale there soon for locals so will wait a,couple of weeks for this and a couple of others 

Tools keep breaking

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:30

Well, I go through tools regularly....trowels, secateurs,,spades,,forks even pick handles.

stainless steel whatever I will break them.  I mis use them though; abuse them really.  Just my way...impatient and aggressive with tools.    I'm the guy at christmas time who is denied the nutcracker.....I break them all 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:24

A ferocious thunderstorm has just passed by but now brightening by the minute.  Feeling very warm 

Prostrate hydrangea

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 15:20

Pruning is crucial.  Paniculatas, in my opinion, should be pruned about half way ...autumn to produce strong stems.  

Judy, I would have cut it back hard when bought but deny it flowering this year.  Then the half way prune.  

Paniculatas here are holding up huge heads without any drooping at all. 

just had a ferocious thunderstorm but P. limelight is unaffected thus confirming the strong stems 

Last edited: 13 September 2016 15:22:30

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