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i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:27

My dog loves cheese.  knows the word.  Doesn't eat just swallows....wonder how he can taste it.  Has milk now and then too.  He seems healthy enough.  Stopped giving him grapes though few years back.......

Looking for a ground cover plant

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:33

Hardy geraniums are about the best for weed suppressing.  For me many are evergreen but I guess most are not.  However, they are evergreen for most of the  year 

i have Rozanne that covers 2 or 3 metres ...just one plant. 

Ajuga is vigorous...there are different varieties with differing "aggressions".  And you can root pieces very quickly to build up a large framework.  campanulas like Birch Hybrid spread very well and again resist weeds.  What about acorus Ogon?  A vigorous yellow grass like plant that covers/smothers ground well.  osteospermum, Erigeron are often evergreen here as are varieties of Arabis.  Another I grow,  but is a little tender,,is convolvulus maritima.  Velvety purple blue flowers all summer on semi evergreen wee smothering foliage.  

Red currant shrub

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 17:20

Flora rose, move it now for me too.  However, if it's an old bush it would prob be better to get new variety.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 12:35

Fidget, well, I have to say I do like loo rolls.  Far better than squares of newspaper hanging on loo doors.  Progress is wonderful 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 12:16

Great to hear from Stscey isn't t?  

Its a beautiful day here.....spring has come.  

Worked on friend's garden and, if I,say so myself, it now looks a treat.  Hellebores were grown over with old leaves and debris, snowdrops exposed, new shoots appearing and old Woody stuff removed.  Daphnes, sweet box and other scents added to feeling that it's a lovely day.  And the view?  St Michael's Mount seen in the distance.  And a nice cool.lager to whet me whistle 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:16

Happy birthday Pauline . And to fidget's mum 

Wrong plants sent by mail order

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:30

Years ago I received Bakkers plant catalogue.  Everything sold in it was new, special, rare, etc and to make it more so .Bakkers decided to use their own descriptive names. 

newspapers often advertise plants like this too.  Don't be conned .....check out plants before you buy folks 


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:25

Hello forkers 

dry, less cold and a lovely day in prospect 

planting and sorting friend's garden this morning.  but found my wellingtons.....bootiful.  


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:50

Isn't it funit that you read what you want to?  Thought Bekkie said "you want a sweetie"?  Just then. 

Got my mum's ashes today.  Will be scattered in at least 4 different places over next few weeks. 

Few questions, any ideas?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:26

The scent from sarcoccoca wafts on the air.  No something you go up to to smell.  

if your plant is small perhaps you need to wait another year but the scent is distributed. Patience for next year then.  For me all the sarcoccocas I've grown are highly scented.  

move camelia and rhodo now if without flower buds.  Easier than most other plants to move.  Make sure soil is acidic, at least for rhododendron.  And water well, even now.  

Oh, give your viburnum time.  It will just want to grow in preference to producing flowers so let it do,just that for now.

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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