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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 20:45

Been lovely today.  A couple of brief showers but warm,,even hot, sunshine all day.  Veronicastrums now planted, salvia uliginosa planted (as suggested by Dove), and a panicum re-located .  Still got a load of plamts to go in buf it's taking shape now 

Nice ...full...lunch in town followed by an extra dessert.  The waiter recommended the apple crumble so I had two. 

My niece handed in her notice today but was very nervous about doing it.  She has a new accountancy position in seaside Falmouth and now theres a flat on  the seafront availabls too.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:28

.......then I wiped the condensation from the mirror and it was.......only me!  Wot a sillee billee 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:26

Not sure if I actually believe in ghosts but this morning I saw the strangest thing.  A shadowy figure copying exactly what I did. Really creepy.  Really scary.it made me shudder cos I'm pretty level headed.

JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:21

I think Mike's kindness, his laid back comon sense comments and because of his op today can I say this is just for Mike.

Hope all went well today Mike.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:16

What a treat these pictures are. Always look at this thread 

Drat........

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Most everything is now growing fast and looking better every day....as with everyone else.....but I  am going to have a big  "spoil" this summer.   A Carpentaria Californica is looking decidedly sparse of foliage.  Growing against a wall it has been a lovely sight in June and July but the winter wet has affected it. Hardly a leaf but I cut branches back fairly hard and new growth has started.   But it looks "woody" 

However, I have now decided it has to go.  I want something quick for,this summer and considered a red leaved canna, (I have a few in large pots growing away), a buddleia Davidii and climbers.  I have a pittosporum Garnettii 6' tall to one side and a 10' tall conically shaped on the other side......not the most imaginative planting I have but it creates a cosy background.  I have clematis ville de Lyon backing the pittosporum.

Any other options out there?  Quick, colourful and compatible?  

are holly bushes ok in shade?

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:06

Dark green varieties will enjoy shade.  However, variegated varieties will need some sun or they will revert to green.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 09:00

Hello forkers

Looks good here.  So far.  Getting warmer this week.

Couldn't resist getting Cornish ice cream yesterday ....with Cornish clotted cream too of course.  Bought standard........but, for me, a double choc plus double cream 

Having lunch today with my niece.....she is handing in her notice today and is nervous.  At her age I just impulsively walked in and resigned on the spot .....not the best thing to do after a little more thought.    

Hey!  My brother has offered some support with my mum today.  Surprised, shocked, taken aback, astonished.  He never offers support but it's appreciated. 

Prob very little time for the garden.  Be happy folks 

 

Hydrangea

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 23:27

Lulu if your soil is alkaline your pink hydrangea is perfect.  It will turn more purple if your soil is acid but no amount of "bluing" will turn it blue.  So feed it,water it and enjoy it 

I wish...........

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 23:20

Hogweed, you sound very nice.  A little blip though of low thinking but that will lift and I hope so.

Lets start with those late summer perennials.  Heleniums, asters,chrysanthemums,,rudbekias, dahlias, sedums, cannas, etc will all provide autumn colour.

Growing perennials and less annuals make life easier  I think.  Hardy geraniums will cut down on the weeding and cover, floriferously, a large area.  

I guess gardening can be energy sapping so maybe just pacing yourself and not worry too fastidiously about it can make it easier.

Just enjoy your garden.  

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