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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 08:46

Hello FORKERS.....and friends 

Beautiful sunny morning.  Birds singing. Warm. Dry. Luverly 

No doubt will take advantage of the good weather but prob no gardening.

Cornwall saving the planet..........on the news it seems our indigenous black bee could help defeat the virus/ mite currently decimating the bee population.   We Cornish modestly do our best 

Have good day folks 

Winter interest for rose garden

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:37

A beautiful yellow ivy,called Buttercup would look nice there.  It really is a lovely butter yellow.  

Or, how about solanum alba?  Evergreen with white flowers in summer and autumn.  Would set off your roses pretty well I think 

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:33

Hiya Mike, yes would like to see photos.

Nice commemtary on your day there. Almost imagine being there. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:12

Well done Swiss sue.  Better late than never but you sound a nice lady who gave Brumbull the benefit of the doubt

Goodnight Sue 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 00:09

Tracey

Bought from lidl couple of times.. Including a potentilla that is now a superb plant so worth it. 

Hellebores are coming into the garden centres now.....get in early for best ones.  Look out for the doubles too.  Many of them are beautiful plants.  Hostas aren't too easy to protect from slugs etc but I manage to gow them pretty well.  As already said copper tape and pipe is very effective plus an occasional night visit with a torch and bucket of salt water.  Hostas are worth a bit of effort

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:31

Ah fistral Davd.......but my local beach at Gwithan is better

Nite busy, Tracey, lily and the rest 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:28

Excited, my hostas may arrive tomorrow.  Heleniums next prob in a month or so.  Where do I put everything?  It looks like all my overwintered plants and cuttings are thriving too.  I guess I will have to take up more grass.

Every year I plan to have a better garden than last year.....don't we all?....so effecting this year ?   Who am I kidding? 

2014

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:19

Hello marion

Getting hoopoe too.  I grow cheerfulness for its scent.  You reckon hoopoe is as good?

Lovely pics as always

Nut.....yes beware of euphorbias.  Learned that lesson myself too the hard way

Question about blueberries

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:07

Lunar Jim

I grow a few blueberries.  Alkaline soil too so mine are in large pots plunged in the ground.  I mulch with ericaceous compost or pine chips. Keep well watered and suspend a net over them to kep birds off the fruit.

Yes 3 different varieties are sufficient...no need to double up 

They are worth growing....delicious fruits.

Talkback: Growing hellebores

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 23:01

Hiya 386

Helebores are fantastic right now aren't they?   The Hellebore Highway sounds lovely. Post a picture?

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