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Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:34

Cannas, hedychiums and Phormiums .....beautiful colours with exotic looking flowers......and agapanthus.  Other crocosmias too....some new hybrids around now....and some of the agastaches like black Adder with blue black flowers on tall erect stems look exotic all summer.  

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 23:25


Very frustrating.  I would ask,for prepaid return label and get my money back.  however, before that comtact the mamager and describe your package from them, say ??ou have mentioned them here (chris bowers has been on this site I think) and how you feel about their service to date.

Let us know how you get on Jim

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:49

Looking good there fairy.....used a bit of magic I think 

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:46

KEF, but I am always right, don't forget    .........sometimes!  

Have to's a friendly comfortable forum with nice people 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 20:42

Fairygirl.....quite correct.  I grow Camelias in my neutral soil too....Rhodos, azaleas,,pieris etc go in containers of ericaceous soil.  However, althought they tolerate a certain amount of lime they prefer it acid.  Did an experiment 2 years ago.....2 Camelias side by side in the in a pot of ericaceous soil and the other in ericaceous enriched garden soil.  They both look fantastic right now but the potted one is bigger.....that could, and prob is, be down to variety.

Saw the Camelias in Lidl....they do look very good but they will need to be hardened off before going outside. Of course 

Cant believe today's weather......everyone seemed to be smiling too 

Promised a friend I'll check on her garden tomorrow.....rather be in my own tho 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 16:15

Beautiful day....17 degrees in the garden at 2 pm.  Sunny since early morn 

Cut back osteospermums, fuschias, and others to continue the tidy up.  

Everything drying up at last.

Will check up on numerous plants under polythene Tom .....hopefully they have all survived 


An ENVY thread....

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 08:02

I can make decisions.  I'm thinking of making a decision right now......but I'm not too sure 

Lucy maybe those hellebores are in too shady a spot.  Think I would move one into a slightly more open position.  However, they make huge clumps underground so be prepared ta lift and move something heavy.  The other point is it acid there?  Hellebores like some lime.  A mulch of mushroom compost could make a big difference 


Posted: 07/03/2014 at 07:54

Looking good here.  Some rain last night but it FEELS good now.  Increasing areas of blue sky.  Sunny and dry for the outlook. Soon as I say this my niece says "oh good, it's beaching weather".....well, not sure about that just yet 

Carrots, Parsnips - Manure?

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 07:51


it's more than that...more than just being forked in manure.  They just won't be worthwhile.  By all means try it but what a waste of time and effort you will realise for yourself.

If you want to grow some decent carrots this year dig over your plot THOROUGHLY...break up all clumps of manure, remove stones and create as fine a soil as ??ou can for 8" or so.  Apply an organic fertiliser and rake it in well.

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:06

Ok, as suggested earlier, this is your ENVY thread to tease, wind up and boast.....

I have a double purple hellebore in full flower with purple foliage.....envious?  

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