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Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:50

Rain came and went but enough to give everything a good drink here.  I'm hoping the thunderstorms have passed by!


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:47

No, they all have plenty of space Runny.  My veg plot is tucked in behind there picture of that soon 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 17:41

in the mist aftermath of the rain today

 heleniums, rudbeckias and aconitums yet to flower here

Beans misbehaving

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:33

you would know,,wouldnt you? 

VERY large plant nurseries

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:31

Cornwall Breathe.  Yes I know a few people who sell plants.  Some are selling unusual things they arent even aware of.. 

Drifts?  Well I do some planting in groups...heathers,,argyranthemums, etc. but I find plants grow pretty big down here so single plants look good.   Besides I am a bit of a plantsman....meaning I want to grow lots of different plants

Beans misbehaving

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:25

Lesley......are you sure you have planted runner beans .....not broad beans?  I have known this happen.

runner beans are natural climbers and it is odd that you arent seeing this.

VERY large plant nurseries

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 12:05

Hiya Breathe

yes it took too much time selling plants when I was home.  And dividing and potting up.  Although enjoyable talking to customers it was this that was so time consuming.  But I did provide plants not available in gc.

the advantage I had was when people asked how big a plant would be, etc., I could point to a (hopefully) thriving counterpart growing in my garden.  I had to choose in the end to give up the sales.  with hindsight it was lucrative.


weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 11:55

Well, no sign of thunderstorms.  Its quiet, very warm and very pleasant.  If the sun came out it would be hot indeed.  

What would look balanced in large ceramic boot?

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 09:58

Linum perenne to echo the blue perhaps

However, my choice would be a dark red pelargonium for the summer.   The richer the red the give it soul ! 


Posted: 12/06/2015 at 07:16

Hello forkers

had some rain last night .....much needed too.  Thunderstorms later this morning and into the evening apparently.  Feeling very warm and dry. 

The rain has brought new growth to potted plants and I the runners seem to have put on 40 cm or so

have a lovely alstromeria flowering at about 100 of the Princess series whose name has long been forgotten.  Behind orange geum and dark blue delphinium its creamy flowers look classy

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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