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Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:41

Well said Mike

(I think maybe we have found someone to keep us all in check and well behaved...ha ha ) 

I think Monty is very good .....yes maybe self taught but knows his stuff. Sometimes though I think he is wrong.....planting that large and expensive bamboo in a relatively small pot, for example, or planting several shrubs in containers as though they were summer bedding............and his style is very predictable.  Too much walking with the barrow, playing with Nigel, and very little detail.  The GW team looks tired and is presenter is better.


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:28


Foggy and misty again this morning.  It seems most everyone had a bright sunny day yesterday but in this part of Cornwall we had fog all day.  I blame David Cameron 

Lots of "babies" there Stacey.  

Sorry you are in the doghouse again Punkdoc.  What you like?  

Not done much in the garden yet so many here are so busy.  Better get back my enthusiasm ! 

Have good day folks 

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:21

Hiya Mike

You have many friends here so looking forward to your comments 

Plant list and matching PH will be fascinating 

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 08:15

Hiya Mike

You have many friends here so looking forward to your comments 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 13:43

Hiya nodislab

Depends on which sort you have....I have hardy perennials that grow and flower every year.  

There are several new varieties that are sold and grown as annuals, viz., tender.  However, I find these can flower the following year too.  I take cuttings though.......mid summer to autumn...and they become "perennial" that way.

Do you know the varieties you have?  Or description of them to help identidy them?  The hardy varieties can be propagated now......

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:56

Go for it Mike.  

Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:17


Check your pots....ESP underneath......there will prob be a tiny slug or two.  A couple of pellets on pots should solve issue.  Plants have time to grow baxk again

You have well trained mice there Bob.  And tidy ones 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 08:14

Hello forkers

Very foggy/misty.  Warm though and some heat expected.  

Glad you enjoyed yourself Dove.  

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 16:00


They "aster" get in line........I'll get my coat 


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 07:50

Hello folks

Grey, misty and cloudy here.  Sun is expected soon.

The gardens and Cornwall seems full of life and colour.  Lovely feeling of spring.

Plants due today


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