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The Canny Gardener

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 13:10

RIP 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 13:08

Planted a few polyanthus today. Got a bargain pack .....prices were advertised incorrectly so got them all for less than half price.  I said I would go around again so the garden centre hurriedly changed prices. 

(what is it with polyanthus etc.?  Every year we all seem to buy more and our gardens should be overrun with them.  Pests, diseases and prob not really perennial anymore I guess) 

Still a few more rooted cuttings to pot up....penstemons, aeoniums and busy lizzies.

Missed the rain that swept across Cornwall this morning but got clobbered with it in the early hardly hours.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 08:47

Goooooooood morning FORKERS.  

Raining here......again    Surprise, surprise!

Would love to drive that digger Clari.  Prob show off my "look no hands" style 

 

 

What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 21:01

Me too Higgy.  Not long now 

Fox gloves

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:58

Hiya Red.

Check out aconitum stainless steel.  It's slightly less vigorous....for me anyway.....and later flowering but it's delicate colouring is stunning.

Ashleigh I also grow Sparks Variety and another unnamed one  that was given me.  

No...middling size garden.  In two parts....front about 20metres by 20 metres and the back somewhat larger.  

Think I have a reasonable knowledge of plants etc but this forum is a great educator.    Picked up lots of different ways of,doing things too.  

 

 

Depleated soil levels

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:40

Hmmmm, yes I think fidget is just about spot on. However I would use mushroom compost as well to raise that ph a tad.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 20:37

Ok Stacey,

Both are lovely.  Spend as much on the compost for the hole too though to get the very best performance.  Yes....go for it 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:22

Nellie moser for me but you don't like pink do you Stacey?  

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:19

There is a smaller variety of skimmia called Bowles Dwarf, a male.  Another dwarf but female called Godries Dwarf

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 17:15

Ah!  You don't  really want skimmias much smaller than that Jess. I wonder if there are dwarf varieties of skimmia ....will check them out.  

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