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Posted: 16/11/2014 at 08:44

Hello forkers

dry, sunny but feeling cooler.  Looks like gardening weather.

a few Linum perenne seeds sown yesterday..........although Linum survives over winter here a fresh supply makes for a better show.  Not many better blues 


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 20:27

Leggy usually because light locally is denied.  Forced rapid growth through soft living. Most plants should be pinched back when very young and at least a couple times more to encourage bushyness.  Good all round light helps balanced sturdy growth.  Leggy just means thin, lanky soundly growth.  I always grow plants to be sturdy and bushy even though it means often later flowering 

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:13

Footballs fairy?  That was a soccer punch !  


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:11

Been a pretty good day here.  Some sun, not too cold.  Gazanias still flowering.....they flowered throughout last winter too.  

Any other dodos out there?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 17:03

in my haste to do some garden work done in limited time today, at 100 mph,  I dug up a perfectly looking silver swan euphorbia and destroyed it.  A bit more care and it would have lifted and been replanted it is just roots and no football.  It won't regrow.....took cuttings though.  A waste of time and plant.  

Any other dodos out there?  


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 16:53

Odd flowers can appear at any time on camellias 

remind me please

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:39

from spring onwards.  

Purple pillow geranium

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 22:40

Local nursery...west Cornwall, had purple pillow in stock over the summer.  It's pretty tough I think

remind me please

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 22:38

Why, thank you kindly Mike 

remind me please

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 22:11

id be inclined to,plant these out in spring rosemummy 

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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