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Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:13

Liy, if you want a plant to take over your garden then get euphorbia fireglow.  It is a THUG.  It will semd roots down and wide and push up amongst everything else.  I removed mine 

Punkdoc, happy birthday for tomorrow.  I understand the need to reduce your meds......not because I take any but depression, etc., can often take a hold on me.  I think everyone suffers to an extent these days.  For me, the garden is a place of solace, peace and grounding.  

Cannas are a favourite of mine too in mid summer through to autumn.  I have them as large clumps in the ground as well as in large pots.  Just 3 basic varieties ....Durban, Pretoria (I think) and another with dark purple leaves.  Now have a dozen clumps.  Love the foliage but it's the flowers often at 9' high that are so exotic. Think they are possibly hardier than dahlias

It's dry.....will plant out the other half of Astrantia Roma that I split last autumn. Already a large clump with lots of flowers opening. And it's free!  



Grandmas Garden

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:20


Get a few regal lilies and pop them into a pot.  They will provide beautiful white flowers but a wonderful garden-filling scent in June and July.  They can remain in pots or planted out in the garden when ready for future years.  Your grandma will love the scent 


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:15

I can do that 

Who`s a reliable mail order plant supplier

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:12

There are several lesser known but excellent on line suppliers, superior to crocus in my opinion, that have been mentioned here and on other threads.  It means plants that hitherto may have seemed uncontainableavailable ore widely available.  

My local GC ....a well known national chain.....seems more limited on range of plants supplied.  It's "click and collect" service ...designed to secure desired plants for poor.  Good on line suppliers are willing and able to provide this service

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:05

Lovely plants amd gardens folks.  


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 08:02

Must be an ongoing worry Dove.  And disruptive to your own routine and plans.  Sorry you missed out on your ice cream.....I'll try and eat one, or two, for you today.  I really don't mind doing that for you and then

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:59

Well, as usual, several gold medals for Cornish nurseries.  (boast, boast )


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:53

Thanks and good morning KEF.  


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 07:48

Morning everyone. 

Dry for mo .......

Checked on plants that were eaten by slugs and they are recovering well.  

Visiting a friend taken into hospital a few days ago who had emergency colonoscopy.  So far she is far from well.  She is also a lupus sufferer with all,the associated issues that brings.  Life needs to,be taken day by day, doesn't it?


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 00:24

Re geum totally Tamgerine dreams and totally Tamgerine, I cannot see too much of a difference.  First plant was Dreams and others have been Totally Tamgerine.  Since they grow in different parts of the garden it's hard to distinguish but they both put out  those long wiry stems of lovely orange flowers.  Get whichever you can.  

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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They're bossing it now........

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