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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:50

Nice thought Mike but the dangers are there.  No personal details online.  There are some very sick and unpleasant people out there.  Took a while but we traced a nasty guy who responded to a item for sale by a neighbour.  She gave him too much info and the calls came.......


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:45

I agree about not to much chicken muck.  I would only remove leaves if dying or diseased.  Keep up the cant overdo watering hydrangeas in pots


Posted: 25/05/2014 at 08:37

Damp,  right, warm and quiet.  Few snails looking around.....uninvited. 

"phostrogened" plants in pots, including a conservatory full of pelargoniums. Pelargoniums not top of my list but they do have flower power and varieties like Henry/Mrs Cox .....tricolour foliage ...and Frank Hedley with green and white foliage are attractive.  

Plants in pots include varieties of aeonium and scented things like heliotrope, lippia citriodora dnd salvia elegans, the pineapple sage.  (for a strong scent on a path or front door try the pineapple sage)

Need to hoe the veg patch but it's too wet so weeds get a stay of execution (why dont the slugs eat the weeds?  They would then be on  a good guys list )


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Posted: 25/05/2014 at 00:17

Neat in my the full shape of plants, each plant the best possible, but not neat in the sense of being prim, proper and tidy.  If I grow a lupin, for example, I dont want a waking great phlox or dahlia smothering the spires.whats the point of that?   Or a lovely purple neuchera smltnered by a more vigorous neighbour. But  I can do meadow......."neatness" would not be a consideration then.   Can do cottage garden too and have done.  No, neatness only to show off plants in certain settings.

Oh, did I say ?   Cornwall will be County champions.  (rugby) this year. 

just call me Genius!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:58

I was a genius once!  

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Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:56

Jim, That sounds fantastic.  A meadow!  Would love that. 

Im prob a bit too "neat" in the garden....well I am....but a meadow would be a wonderful balance for me.  Now, who has a meadow for sale?  

just call me Genius!

Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:51

Well, a genius amongst us.    Good thinking MrsG


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:46

Oh..Cornwall is in the rugby County championship final at Twickenham.  And we will win it too 


Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:45

Well, been pretty good here.  No sun but warm and dry.

Mrsgarden,your rudbekias and lupins might be struggling for same reason or different to hedge my bets maybe 

My lupins this year have been attacked like never before by slugs. They are ok cos I have been targetting them for few weeks now.  If next to your lupins the slugs may be getting to your rudbekias too.  They seem to stay there to feed on everything else there.  

However, in poorish, dryish soil I find rudbekias "wander" and whither away a little.  For me, they need good soil and moisture.  I moved them 2 years ago for this reason and they were superb last year and promising even better for this. 

panda, you look just as I imagined you.  

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Posted: 24/05/2014 at 19:32

Hiya Nicky.  Good to see you here   Brilliant

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