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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 14:32

Roasting here too. just rushed around cutting grass as wet weather is on its way tomorrow or weekend.

treated to a free lunch.....steak and chips but worried now when I fit in my usual lunch 

dicentra Albas flowering beautifully here too.  Hoping a dark red astilbe will flower soon alongside one of them.

spent the morning at a friend's house again......trimming juniper, heathers and planting stuff we bought on Monday.....Nandina, Teuchrium, senetti, phloxes.  Bit hot  really but I started there at about 8am. 



Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:11

You have to,give it more time Suzanne.  A month is no time 


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:05

Snowy post a picture.  We are all guessing here without seeing the plant.  Or knowing how you treated it over winter 

japanese knotweed

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:03

First aware of Japanese knotweed several years ago when a guy had burnt some of it.   Out of the charcoal remains it was growimg again.  In Cormwall I think they're trying different methods of control but not sure if any are successful


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 07:27

Hello forkers

Glorious morning again. 

Left over turfy bits

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:58

But did I get second place Panda? 

Are there any conifer experts who can help?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:54

I grow dwarf cryptomeria vilmoriniana and one whose name escapes me. both are very slow growing cute little mounds. however, I still trim them annually. i grew elegans nana but it needed pruning to keep it compact.

not sure what cutting too much of yours will do Dyers End but cryptomerias do grow biiiiiig.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:43

Hey Woody.  Missed you here 


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:41

Think it's dried out. Did you water it snowy?


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 20:38

Yes Prim.  Arums love water 

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Not more photos.....

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There's orangey........

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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I love the Royals......

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