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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:54

Is that your pet Bill?  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:51

I could go to town with 11 acres. ( I can see a new thread here.)

I would have that meadow Jim has.  My "neatness" would be abandoned.

 I would grow grasses en masse.  With a stream running through it.  Miscanthus corridor for that whistling,,haunting sound when in full flower.  To walk through that corridor in summer would be amazing.  

An orchard too.  

And everything would be grown in drifts.......bonariensis and heleniums disappearing Imto the dIstance

And a scented sitting area of hundreds of lavendars surrounding my cabin with open invites to my friends on the forum.  Of course, the view would be of the Cornish coast ...where else? 

What would eat Lupins?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:38

Slugs and snails Flower63.  They have been the curse of lupins this year.  Tonight with a torch ??ou will see them

Lupin

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:34

Hmmm!  some are at their best right now.  Those spikes  will be cut to the secondary ones soon.  When they have flowered I accept no more flowers this summer....possibly something in the autumn.  So I lift amd divide June/July Lyn.  I do this then because lupins deteriorate so quickly after flowering.  They simply arent worth looking at so dig  em up, dIvide amd grow on.  Cannas in their place or bonariensis or dahlias.  

I have smaller lupins which will flower a little later now but the sequence for me is just the same.  Much the same with some of the Pulmonarias.  I lift, divide and pot up into 2 or 3 litre pots and use the space for summer plants.  Ditto primroses...some of them

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:27

Well, I'm absolutely lovely.   Charming  And ever so modest   Ever so 'umble I am 

Slug nematodes

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:23

I think you need only to worry if the soil was overdry KEF.  Thnk they would have died then.  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:20

Orchid lady 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:18

Orchid lady.....you are now among friends.  

COSMOS pinching out

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:45

Me too.  It doesn't really delay flowering that much.  Plus, for me cosmos get very tall amd even need staking.  I will still pinch out for another week to,produce lots of flowerimg....amd sturdy.....stems 

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:42

Ever hopeful,,hi.

Well I,hand pick at night....very effective. Today I cut the lower stems and stems lying on the  ground off and tidied up all debris there.  It makes it easier to see any slugs there and it makes it that much harder for them to climb up.

 

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