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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:39

Most bulb suppliers on line are pretty good I think.  I have used several.  I now select according to bulb size and price.  

I always buy bulbs on line......any below par are always generously replaced.  A couple of lily bulbs last year were inferior so the supplier sent me my whole lily order again.  However, a visit late in autumn to the gc is worthwhile......usually bargains to be had 

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Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:31

Roll on the paralympics now.  

Hope the funds and stadia are in place for them.   

0/10 for garden design for me!!

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:23

Richard, excellent . Wonderful garden 

Pennisetum setaceum rubrum hardiness?

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 14:14

erics mum, they wont be growing May....., let alone flowering   They are warm season grasses.  They are worth it here looking good through autumn 

same with chrysanthemums !    Buy them now to flower for 3 weeks or so.  Next year those carefully prepared domes revert to being tall, lanky and awkward looking flowering for just a short while.  Autumn gentians are the same.  

Is this possible?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:58

No, go with what you have.  Grow things that are supported by your conditions then they will thrive.  

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:42

The other end of the country here Poly -anthus  in mild west Cornwall.  Here, yes, I would cut right back into old wood and do so now.  It is what I have done often enough.  Escallonia rejuvenates well.  

however, it prob is a little late now in your area so springtime may be a safer bet


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 20:18

True DR.....

Would have loved to see Teofilio Stevenson fight Ali, Tyson and Lewis.  

Ladybird, Mo Farah and most of our stars are highly paid professionals now. 

i guess it's why we enjoy the paralympics so much 

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Posted: 20/08/2016 at 19:33

No.  The professionals were invited at one stage just as prof tennis players were.  

It is a different "game" in the amateur ranks......less skill and refinement but more guts and energy.  Not  sure the professionals could do that.  

Over the years the Cubans have had sensational heavyweights who would have won the heavyweight championship of the world but, possibly for political reasons, they were encouraged to remain in the amateur ranks 

Is gardening good for the soul?

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:57

Don't think we are getting "carried away here" at all.

gardening is not for everyone but it CAN be, and is, for many the best of yes, good for the soul  


Posted: 20/08/2016 at 18:49

It was a cracking fight....the Frenchwoman fought her way to try to win and she very nearly did. Nicola Adams held on and did herself and GB proud  A very popular charismatic person too 

watching the amateurs here it is clear to me many in fhe professional ranks would struggle to win Olympic medals.

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