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Posted: 18/02/2015 at 07:34

hello forkers.  

Dry but cloudier.  Not cold though

seeing my pal Mr Tist soon.  "Call me Den" he says! 

Is this tree on the way out?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:40

It's a goner.  Won't recover

however I planted one out for a friend...same I helped today....a few years back and it's a superb specimen now. 

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.  

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