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Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:33

Morning folks

Lovely, bright, sunny and warm.  "phostrogened" plants in pots before brekkie. 

A variety apparently.....with lovely leaf blotches has been increasingly showing signs of virus.  This morning I have chucked it out.  I'm more aware than ever of unusual variegation or patterns on foliage.  

Had my first carrots, sprimg onions, parsley and radishes yesterday.  Delicious and saved me money 

Despite foolishly stating I won't buy any more plants I need to get a couple of,Achilleas  today.  Corny, but I have a gap.....will make a gap by removing to a big clump of dark blue Veronica. 

Warming up fast ...............


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 08:22

Lovely pictures again Marion.  This is one of my favourite threads. Very inspiring.


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:32

Gardengirl, you need to be a little careful In spring cutting back.  You need to avoid cutting the flowering stems that start early.  So. Cut taller old stems back to where the new green foliage is but not flush to the soil.  It's not critical but at least clean out the base by combing through with your hands. 

Hey!  Get to bed. Do you know what time it is?  

astrantia major

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:25

Astrantias, like many others, need dividing now and then to maintain vigour.  I split Roma last year and Hadspen Blood. Flowerimg again from split in two clumps.  

They can get leaf problems though if too humid.  

When I divide I plant elsewhere in the garden.  

peach curl

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:19

That clinches it then.  Thanks Bob  


Posted: 14/06/2014 at 00:16


Stipa gigantea........dont t cut before spring.  Then remove dead and old leaves.  Dont plant where too wet in could place a piece of glass over it using short canes to,keep it dry.  Plant it where the golden oats can dance in the sun. 

peach curl

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:33

Hiya  Bob, 

So Avalon Pride tolerates peach l curl for you?  Must check it out.  


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:27

My post registered late for some reason.  Being an unedikated Cornishman I can't fathom anything!  

Still scorching here.  Just took my dog....he is now puffed out 

KEF, yes,  joked a bit with the nurses but no buns   However, my mum's friend is on the mend albeit very thin and frail.

My niece's boss is giving her a hard time for giving in her notice,she was very upset and I feel like intervening.  However, she has to toughen up a bit now and deal with a bit of aggro.  She expects me to sort everything and come up with wonderful solutions.  

On way back from hospital I called in on my fav local another ( new to me)leucanthemum and 3 double white argyranthemums......all with discount,of course   All planted as I knew exactly where they were to go.  No more plant buying now...Ive still got lots of plants in pots looking for homes.


Posted: 13/06/2014 at 20:09

Wintersong.....always good to,have a rant   Safety valve and all that   You seem to have had more than your fair share of bad luck there. You are a lady of spirit clearly who speaks her mind.

I am a "speaker up", to put it mildy. Often then I get goodwill voucher for my inconvenience. 

My niece is getting a hard time from her employees because she handed in her resignation today.  Would like to intervene....of course I wouldn't......but I also understand her employees not being happy she's leaving.

Its bloomin' hot."  Must be 25 but prob more than that in my walled garden.  



Posted: 13/06/2014 at 08:33

Roof off the car Punkdoc.....lovely. Always had convertibles and hardly ever had roof up.  Fun motoring 

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