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Posted: 11/06/2014 at 00:09

I have a garden of 2 halves.....front and back. Reasonable size for each.  In St Ives/gwithian bay in Cornwall.  Good sandy loam in back garden, not quite so good in the front.  Grow veg, fruit, perennials of all kinds, small pond, shrubs, 2 medium lawns, bit of a plantsman I guess.  Retired but a few commitments.  Opinionated, stubborn, argumentative, outspoken, but told I am caring and passionate.  Told I joke too often but never on the forum    Have a reputation for eating, esp donuts.....undeserved of course!  That's  your lot folks 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 23:51

Watered lawn. ...drying out.   forecast warm,amd dry.

Orchid lady, I did cut back totally tamgerIne last week too.....got 4 large clumps.  Will have 8 in the autumn when I divide them.  Cut back rest of the geums even though they looked great......orange heads just magnetise you.  I cut back because secondary stems are producing buds and other local plants like astrantias, blue  scabious, and anemone wild swan canmore easily be on display.  Totally Tamgerine will come again shortly to dazzle until and including  the autumn. 

Often considered growing arisaemas.  Know nothing about them really so maybe someone in the know can post a thread about them. 

 

 

Hostas

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:24

No hostafan I realise that.  It seems any variegated or blue hosta is susceptible .  Garden hygiene ....if plamts are already healthy.....seems to be the key 

Beechgrove

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:20

Rosemummy, cut it back for now,,tickle in a little food,,water and it will flower again.  After its second flush dig it up and divide. 

A practical word about Montana on the ground......snails will love it.  Weeds will love it. ,your,plamts will hate it.  

Potted delphiniums

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:16

If the roots look intact Lizgoodbody I think slugs or snails too. If  weevils the plant would have little or no roots for past couple of weeks yet foliage looks healthy 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 20:10

Hiya Busy.  Yep will do that.  Haven't forgotten.  Want agastaches and heleniums to open first. 

Been really confused today.  Been turning left instead of right ....really in a muddle.  Wasn't until this evenIng I realised I had my shoes on wrong way round.  Silleeee me

Sad day, got brighter

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:26

Hello garden angel

There was a fantastic thread by a fantastic guy about some fantastic jokes.  

Slug pellets

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:19

I think,the effect is equally felt by slugs and snails.  

I read, somewhere, that less than 10% are actually killed by pellets.  

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Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:16

Good luck Clarington.  Did you research the company for info about them?  Maybe you could see a reason there for wanting to join them?  

Beechgrove

Posted: 10/06/2014 at 19:14

Rosemummy, well we live and learn.

Violas?  I cut back in mid summer....they will reflower,quite quickly.  However, I often split them and pot up.  

The clematis and rose were meant for wildlife or wild garden.  No way would I do any of that or use any of those plants.  Surprised he didn't plant dandelions too. Not for me.

However, Beechgrove is an excellent programme with excellent presenters.   Enjoyable half hour 

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