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Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: Yesterday at 21:17

KINDA did Hosta........

How do you fill a trough

Posted: Yesterday at 21:14

Christine,,how big a trough is it? 

Do you need to move it?


Posted: Yesterday at 21:11

I would look at evergreens and deciduous shrubs.  Shrubs to give colour throughout the year........cotinus royal purple will give glorious purple foliage from spring to,late summer with a flower not needed. I would plant a variegated holly too. spring flowering shrubs like deutzias, berberis Darwinii, summer like philadelphus aureus (scent and yellow leaves) potentillas, ....actually just noticed Busy's suggestions and many of those I was abiut to mention.  A phormium or two as well for linear foliage and structure,

Is my Red Robin dead ???

Posted: Yesterday at 18:23

I would try pruning it back.  However, I lost 2 photinias Quite quickly.  Just as yours has mine dropped its leaves and produced no new growth.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:19

Oh dear, I must have gone into the wrong garden then.  Thank goodness I'm not a dentist.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

Planted another miscanthus variegatus, echinacea hot Papya and echinacea marmalade.

how ever, got collared again in friend's garden.  dug up a massive phormium, divided it and replanted and potted pieces. 


Posted: Yesterday at 18:02

Ooo, big confessions there 

I dont dig either.   Except for runner bean trench.  However, for years I did trench in manure, seaweed, mushroom compost etc., so soil is In good heart.  It has a lorry load of mushroom compost laid on it in autumn on alternate years. My back garden is good warm sandy loam and produces excellent crops.

prior to sowing veg seed I produce a nice looking tilth  so it looks like it's "supposed" to.

I would resist the urge to start digging blue onion.  

Me too,I'm little lazy  about washing our pots....and I haven't cleaned out the greenhouse this year.  See you in hell Blue Onion.  Bags I the coolest beer 



Posted: Yesterday at 17:51

Winter, it's not about hot temps.  Cornwall has temperate climate.....not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:47


Monty and his Kniphofia

Posted: Yesterday at 17:46

We English are so classy though,,right? 

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