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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:33

Frank wise words   I guess we all need to show more compassion.  I remember my young sister...she died at me all sorts of advice like saying you love someone cannot be said  too offen.  Although younger than me she became very wise and wonderful during her illness to such an extent that her words still echo in my mind and heart.  

Phormium advice please

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:25

No, don't divide Phormiums now.  divide in spring.  I divided Phormiums for years and autumn is risky.  In spring they rarely fail to regrow .

Re flowering I divide Phormiums and they still flower.  It seems to be that division does not affect flowering if pieces are of reasonable size.  I don't feed either.  Used to think Phormiums like is hot  and dry during summer but they seem to appreciate a little additional moisture at this time 

Most of my Phormiums flowered this year.....some do every year .......and I think summer warmth is a big factor.

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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:15

Lyn, Cornwall? 

No it's not predictive text.  I have big fingers and impatience a combination that omits spaces, puts in commas, etc.   


Posted: 16/10/2014 at 09:10

Hmmmm heatwave looks like high temps but with rain.  Who arranged that?  

Lesley good luck with the dentist 

Bit out of the loop here too re broadband but Cornwall has been targeted for priority coverage of fiber.  

Dry for now but heavy rain later.  So warm though that plants think its summer 

(trying to control the iPad's tendency to add commas everywhere  )

Flower bed in front of bay window - choiysa ternata

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:55

Choisya will be fine ESP with annual pruning ....perfect if reasonably sunny.

If you have acid soil how about a dwarf azalea or rhododendron?  


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:51

Been lovely day.  Started to cut down some tall perennials now so I guess it won't be too lomg before I do,the lot 

Haggled a deal for fiber optic broadband ........ended up paying not a penny more than I am  now for my standard broadband. 

Niece parted company from her boyfriend .....notice on their shared flat.  Lots of tears and emotion but I think she feels better for off loading.  (ssssh! Secretly pleased as he is a grumpy so and so)

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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:39

Frank, that was very moving.  Could sense your pain throughout 

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:24

Of course, they do not flower yet.  December/Feb is  their time 

Wouldnt move so often though Irene  You  said the larger plant has lots of foliage and no buds ......maybe too much feeding.  


Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:44

Don't know this either ......any indoor experts here? 


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:38

Morning everybody

Wet n windy here.  Warm though.  Can see miscanthus gold bar swaying in the wind above everything else, cannas apart,  and can see where I would like to add another variety 

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