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Posted: 15/05/2014 at 08:17

Could we have a longer picture John? 

I think Fairy's suggestion makes sense down there. 


Posted: 15/05/2014 at 08:12

What a beautiful morning.  Another  scorcher today.

Overnight flower buds have appeared on so many in the plant world is rapid right now.  

Veg patch is full! 

Latish,last evening I tidied and planted top bed.....very dry up there so agastaches, echinaceas, pinks, geraniums, Helianthemums, and some shrubs grow there.  But, delphiniums and lupins, starting to flower, do well there as does an old deep rooted dahlia later.  Easy border.

At last, a scabious causcasica Alba in a pot has been struggling for few weeks now.  Daily inspection revealed a small slug earlier but yesterday I tipped plant out of its pot to expose another small slug.  Prob would have been better planted out earlier but the "perfect" spot not yet decided on.  

Enjoy the fantastic weather folks 



Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:48

Lorraine, prob a bit too soon to fruit yet anyway but 2 or 3 varieties are needed. 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:46

Indeed I would love to go to Bressingham Dove.  Love their .....Adrian Bloom' of planting 

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:39

Hiya Geraldine, 

Should be just fine.  You don't actually need acid soil (ericaceous) but I think it's best. In another pot?  Or transplant to the open ground?  

Main requirements are sheter from cold winds, frosutherland hottest of the summer sun and reasonable moisture in the soil.

Message from Mike

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:34


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 18:30

Scorcher today   Busy morn and then niece....skiving from college.....decided to sunbathe whilst muggins here washed the bird poo off her car 

Helped friend out earlier in her garden.  A badger has decided to force his way into her veg patch.  Put a sign up "badgers go home" so that should sort it 

Best day of the year and stipa gigantea is looking more glorious day by day. Think it will be the best ever.   The flowers aren't their golden oat colour just yet ....that will happen in a couple of weeks amd be another 2 or 3' faller.  Prob my fav grass.  If you can, grow this grass folks.  When I photograph the agastaches I will include a glimpse of this fantastic grass.





Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:38

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:23

Morning AWB, carex testacea is evergreen and is a lovely looking thing in winter with or without frost on it.  


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 07:21

Hello forkers

Looks like a scorcher today 

Enjoy the auction Dove 

Busy this morn but will sow radishes and more lettuce.  

Hope everybody has a good day 

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