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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:41

Runny, that area is  about 100 sq yards. A veg patch behind is prob same area. An ornamental area behind. A fruit area,,a small greenhouse and then  another ornamental area of about 150 sq yards

Garden is in two parts..front and back each about same size. so front area is prob 400 sq yards 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 20:21

Praise indeed from you Busy...thanks 

What has eaten my Lupin - I need to protect the other 3

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:44

Lupins now are a fascination for small snails.  You can cut off every leaf now and clear away all debris.  half a dozen slug pellets near the crown too and your lupins will regrow and establish for the winter months

looking for inspiration

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:41

Catmint for me too.  

or to emphasize the formaility how about santoline mounds?  Silver grey evergreens that can be easily clipped to shape and maintained.  

Feeding when in bloom

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:35

For me, yes of course feed in bloom but with a liquid ...yes tomato ....fertiliser.  No to a granular feed right now. Time for that in early spring.

if you can, add a weak dose every time you water. 


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 19:31

Runny I have a brother who I now no longer talk to.  We are as different as chalk n cheese but he is an exceptionally selfish uncaring so and so.  A classic taker.  When my mum was ill and when she died he contributed nothing to her care or gave her time.  Once upon a time it would have hurt me too but now it doesn't bother me.  Will affect him though as I always sort out his issues

Fairy, as time goes on we learn more and more who our friends are and who really cares.  I too have become very wary of people's motives.  Generally not a very kind world....except, of course, for the very kind souls on fhe forum ....ha ha.

a friend of mine wants me to design a new border for her.   and plant it up.  Could be a lot of work so not sure.  She wants a couple of roses in there too but that's a big no no for me

still nice n sunny ...very warm


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 14:07

Kitchen corner, again,  with lobelias Hadspen Purple and Tanya, kniphofia bees Lemon spikes emerging, and soon to flower in foreground a group of aster frikartii monch.  Aconitum stainless steel soon to flower behind Helenium Double Trouble

 Prolific White flowered runner beans behind skirting veg patch


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 12:38


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 12:36

Warm, muggy day.  Busy morning.  Bright sun now and getting hot 

called in at nursery today for another poker. Saw it yesterday and it was slightly below par so got a hefty reduction.  However, its only real problem is that it has dried out because of being very rootbound.  vigorously loosened roots and soaking now for an hour or so. (Ssssh!  Flower buds are emerging so I think in a couple of weeks it will be absolutely fine and flowering)

Cornwall is full.  traffic down here is horrendous folks.  Our beaches are now closed because oil has washed up on all of them, we have an invasion of mosquitos expected to stay all summer, and rain is forecast for the rest of the summer. Ice cream supplies have dried up as have pasty supplies.  All car parks now have a minimum £10 an hour charge.  (). Trains and busses cancelled until September.  

The north east is nice at this time of year 

Help needed!

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 12:17

Hi Katie

no, dont use the weather forecast function

I think the needs to be more is frustrating when the toolbar cannot be used as has been fhe case over recent weekends.  I found it annoying to have to change settings back and forth to accommodate the site's capacity.

receiving pm's is unreliable too. there are the odd glitches now and then.

i use an ipad

however, it is good to know you want to improve the site.  

For me,,this is the best forum....not that I participate in any other.....but I have looked at others

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