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Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:41

Hi Primrose.  

get them from Brookside nursery.  There are compact, vigorous and spreading varieties.  

It's a shame about the old busy lizzies.  They were so prolific,,so easy to propagate so cheap and, yes, perfect for shade.  

Verdun s sunpatients

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:33

When I saw the title of this thread I knew we were in for something special...

sunpatiens are available as plugs Primrose.  I'm not really an annuals guy but I have been quite excited about these plants.  They are supposed to spread 2 to 3 feet and flower anywhere.  I'vs got a few more coming...tomorrow I think.....from Brookside nursery. 







Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:36

Hostas grow away quickly from division at this time of year. never lost a hosta.  They are tough plants.   I use a saw to cut hostas.  I think you will be just fine but water them really well.  Give them good compost though....not mpc.  I use john Innes mixed with dried manure.  Mpc would be ok if mixed with concentrated manure and sieved soil

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:11

You are right to be wary of Valerian shadoweaver.  Beautiful plant but it will take over your garden.  In nearby Newquay I came across someone who boasted about his low maintenance garden.  Later he bemoaned the fact he could not get rid of his "low maintenance plants" ,  Viz., valerian

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:05

One very nice hellebore I have is a seedling.  Different to anything else I have and white.  Hopefully Dove you will be equally as happy with yours when it flowers 

When does cherry blossom?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 18:37

At cherry blossom time 

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:59

Think the lupin aphid was a stowaway on an Atlantic trip 

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:57

You're the only survivor then Busy.....


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:56

Beaus Mum.

ok, I'll "dish" 

already have them but Agastache Sangria and salvia Guanajuato. I find these plants difficult to propagate but they are both sheer quality 

thought about taking a photo of all my potted plants ready for the 2 more to add to them 


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:23

Misty here all day so far ...warm though, pleasant but the rest of Cornwall is basking in brilliant sunshine. 

My parcel from Paddocks duly arrived on time.  I was given a one hour delivery slot....brilliant.  As always plants arrived I. Excellent condition.  Wouldn't be available locally. Already added Paddocks to the  good guys thread

cut front lawn...don't need Hostafan's ride-on mower! 

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