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SPECIAL OFFER Sarcococca confusa

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:29

Just checked out paddocks.  Ok, it's not Guinevere, the variety I grow,but that's still a very nice variety they have.  

Dieramas need some moisture in summer.  Don't need a lot but I find extra watering does help.  

Not trying to make you spend money......although you are ......but sInce the postage is the same for 3 or 4 plants and the plants  themselves are not too expensive  I would be inclined to see if there is something else you want from them.  

Teach an Old Garden New Tricks???!

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:19

What a transformation LeadFarmer.  

SPECIAL OFFER Sarcococca confusa

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 21:08

Yes Red, 

I have it.  Dierama Guinevere.   Absolutely gorgeous.  Wonderful plant.  Next to a pool it is esp good.  It's my favourite dierama.   like a grass but then surprises ??ou with masses of delicate looking wands of flowers in summer

Go on Red. ......get it 

Note.  You will have to sign for your delivery.  Can someone be there?  Or maybe inform Paddock Plants.?


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 17:59

Don't worry Stacey.  It won't snow 

upload pics and smilies

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:47

Hi Alan.

Sorry about the surgery news.  The garden will wait.  Sure all will be well.

 Those fruit trees sound good.  I put in an orchard for a friend few years back and she has tons,of apples and pears that I .....I mean she.....enjoys immensely 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:41

Hope Red Dahlia read that Dove.  I love sarcoccoca at this time of year. It is a greatly undervalued shrub

Nut, you must be joking.  Used to get the odd rabbit that got in and it drove me barmy.  Always caught them or my dog did.  Womderful thing is though he never hurt them.  He softly carried them in his mouth for me to take to the Towans.   The most gentle of dogs. 

Fertilising the Veg Garden

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:35


Fish blood amd bone is an excellent organic fertiliser perfect for veg.  It won't "burn" either in dry thin soils like some of the more (over) powerful artificial granular fertilisers.  It gives a sustained gradual release of nutrients 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 15:25

Hello Tracey newbie, welcome.  You are far nicer than that Tracey 5. 

Its a cracker of a day.  Just took my dog to gwithian and it is a glorious afternoon.  Some sinkage of ground up there though because of all the rain.  Loads of rabbits have suddenly appeared....they think it's spring


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:36

Would love to have ??ou as a neighbour Marion.  Would pinch ideas all the time from you. 


Posted: 20/01/2014 at 13:33

Hee hee hee 

Just had email to say plants ordered have been dispatched.  Will arrive tomorrow.  Always exciting. 

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