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Posted: 13/09/2015 at 12:04

Perfect day for working in the garden.  For my cordless hedge trimmer too on final trimming before winter of topiary-like shrubs.  

Acteas this year have never looked better.  for foliage colour they have few equals....if you have good soil with some moisture retention and a little shade I can recommend them. 

had a good look around to start cutting plants back but very little are ready to retire for autumn yet 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:54

Thing?  Thing?  Fairy!  

It is a love hate thing I think. it was loved by my 5 year old niece and equally loved by my old mum.  I don't know how but after 16 years or so without attention it has come alive.  (Sharp movement or opening its mouth will activate but it will often activate itself). It suddenly starts talking much to my dog's confusion 

don't think it will be consigned to any furby heaven

tamagotchis were never as "human" 

danphne Aureomarginata

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 11:45

Andrew, daphnes do not really like growing in containers or growing in full sun.   It is really a woodland plant

can you plant it out?  At least put into bigger pot 

Grrrr homebase violas

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:47

Violas and pansies flower so prolifically that they do exhaust themselves and become susceptible to diseases.  Dont grow pansies but I do as Lyn does and cut back hard violas. depending on variety they can go on for years 

little holly

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:43

They will grow slowly in comtainers Thirtyseven.  Get them plamted out and watch them grow fairly quickly.   i have 2 large hollies trimmed to their natural conical shape and they are a great feature all year round.  They put on good growth every year and are not really slow growing 


Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:39

Hello forkers 

beautiful morning.....very warm, dry, blue sky and sunny. I guess we need to make the most of it cos rain later they say.  

The weekend so far has been nothing like  the forecast so maybe sunbathing day?

enjoy the day folks 

Wont go without a fight....

Posted: 13/09/2015 at 08:33

Furbys were all the rage for kids about 15 years ago Hosta.


Will my white hydrangea stay white?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:11

I have paniculata limelight.  It has been a delightful huge white flowered shrub...first year for me....but is now turning pink.  Not sure yet if I like this stage ....will see how it becomes.  However, for such a long period of white flowers in summer it is certainly worth growing.  Bear in mind everything that flowers has a peak and then a decline.

Kyushu is more demure.  More subtle.  More compact.  Prob in wrong place as it is not easily seen but next year, its second, should see a much bigger plant.  Smaller flowers but still pure white so far

any other arachnaphobes out there?

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 16:02

...esp those who spin a web of lies Jo .........I'll get my coat 

national dalia collection

Posted: 12/09/2015 at 15:57

I live about 5 miles from their site in Cornwall.  Had sale plants and ordered certain varieties.  Just google for varieties.  You need to request what you want and they will be delivered in spring 

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