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Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:08

Hosta, talk is that the "handouts" are coming to an end.  Plus the regulations and paperwork are costing farmers, fishermen,,etc., a fortune.  

Besides if we widened the Tamar the English would have no decent rugby teams, nir access to unbeatable clotted cream and butter, unrivalled pasties, the most delicious cream teas or any decent holiday destinations 

Planting out hostas

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 12:04

Most of my hostas are now tall and in fantastic leaf.  Lovely time of year for them.  

Experimenting a little this year by mixing dried farmyard manure, pelleted chicken and compost for my divided and newly potted on specimens.  They grow well anyway but I am aiming for even better 

Stops Tenuissima cultivation

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:57

Keen, I divide tennuissima every year.  Small pieces in 9cm pots in early autumn give you nice healthy rejuvenated plants the following year 

Too many plants

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:54

Nice addiction emma.    Your parents must love your visits.  

However, instead of givimg them to your parents visit Cornwall and bring your plants with you

Moving/planting confusion

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:49

Exactly as Hosta does. Good rootball and keep well watered 

Complete newbie needs help

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:46

Bernie, you are worrying too much 

forget those stones...they help drainage only remove big ones

rake and firm....firm by walking on your heels.  You look silly and feel silly but it is best way to get yoyr lawn level.  Rake and firm several times.  Ditch the rotavstor.

get a dwarf rye...easily available...hard wearing grass seed and some general fertiliser.  Rake in fertiliser and sow your seed.  Sow half walking in one direction.  Lightly rake it in.  Sow the other half walking in opposite direction and again very lightly rake it.

water.  Keep it moist until germination...prob 10 days now.....and until grass is growing well. 


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:59

Homestead purple though is a it.  I have one group between yellow santolina lemon fizz  and Tangerine Dreams Agastache.  

Last edited: 15 May 2016 08:01:39

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:56

If we hold our nerve and dismiss the increasingly silly and desperate claims made by Cameron and his chums we will vote to leave EU.  Mark my words though Cameron will stoop much lower yet.  

I have never been so aware before of how much Cameron simply lies. if only we had a strong principled leader 

Is Cornwall the best or is Cormwall the best?

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:37

We have considered blowing up the little bit of land that joins us to england 


Posted: 15/05/2016 at 07:31

Julie, interesting.  

Rigda IS a weed in the sense it does spread and spread.  I dig it up every year, divide and pot it.  It doesnt shoot until late...mine still look dead last time I checked.  Homestead Purple is different...yes, it spreads but near the surface but not aggressively so.   Rigida spreads deep down. Your runner is indeed rigida. Its what it does. 

The blues of both rigida and Homestead are delightful but the former is one to beware of.  The former likes it moist;  the latter likes it drier.  

Rigida will be a menace unless totally comtrolled Julie 

if you grow invasive plants darren your precious plants will be swamped and ruined.  I grow plants galore and value them enough not to allow imvasive thugs in

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