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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:40

Depends on the varieties too not just colour.  I grow  bud Buzz Ivory, a dwarf white, and it was covered in butterflies...posted a picture.  Buzz Ivory has a scent but many buddleias don't.....poss a reason  

difficult though....too many caterpillars mean damaged plants. I control caterpillars on certain plants but plenty of butterflies (and bees) here too 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:31

We need politicians to do the unthinkable. .....whichever side they are on they need to be honest, frank and open  with us.

 There ARE problems ahead.  It will not be easy either way.  Life will be very different either way. voting to stay in EU does not mean things will stay the same. 

if politicians could argue their case but also admit to the problems associated with it we could make an imformed assessment.  Just as we decide on everything in life we need to know full facts, good and bad, about Europe.

friends will become enemies, families will be split and tempers will fray...every one of us is facing a difficult decision.  



Raspberry canes - potassium problem?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:15

Could be potassium deficiency Bf 206 would help 

tomato fertiliser would help.  Don't overdo it though.  Once a week.

raspberries like it on tbe acid side too ...they suffer on alkaline soils, in my experience, and they are surface rooting ao I would also do 2 further things.  A spray or two with epsom salts.  A mulch with ericaceous john innes but I would scrape some of the soil away first.

hope this helps 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:05

Ha ha Pansy....didnt expect that.    Turkish delight is very morish......


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 19:03

Agree with B3, it would be fitting if you used plants your mum enjoyed.  Nice sentiments Steve  

a garden is so much better with a plant or two remembering our loved ones 

Thompson & Morgan - damaged plants received

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:53

Belinda, my local Wyevale's prices are very high.  Taylors would supply bigger plants for a lot less I think 


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:49

Yes Philippa....but had I taken a photo from a different angle there would be no clouds or if taken earlier   It's the feeling Philippa!  It feels warm.  No wind. 

(almost got someone to include me too but I like to remain anno,,aneomo,,anomos, ....incogne,,innkogneet, .....I like to keep faceless )

Raised Beds

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:41

That's great derekp.   Pleased for you.  What a thoughtful gift from your family 

we take our health for granted don't we?  I'm not sure we still make allowances for people not fully able.  

Enjoy your garden

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:35

careful Danae.......I am still counting the bruises for saying that 


Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:31

The weather in Cornwall can be so different....the west is so much milder than the east.  in the Bay here we miss a lot of the rain.  It was supposed to be heavy rain for an hour or so today but we had drizzle for a short time.  

Rub your hands in glee Keen......I am cooling down with a lager. 


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