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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 16:56

After a beautiful day it's getting colder now.  8 degrees tonight or less. And dark.....golden leaves on Cornus  Aurea showing  up beautifully though

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 13:31

Glad you are feeling chirpier Matty 

beautiful, even warm, day today.  Loverly 

car service today so walked home from garage this morning....2 miles or so....and enjoyed it.  Car ready lunchtime so return walked.  Got discount on bill too....haggle for everything.  

Calla Lilies

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 23:32

Yes fishy,  arums are absolutely beautiful when grown well. ,

Small pond

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 22:12

Liner is good DD.  Hate those preformed thingies.  They never look quite right. 

Devon Pinks

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:28

I think you could still take cuttings now. I trim mine back....even now....to create a glaucoma blue dome over winter.  The pipings are put in 9cm pots of half mpc and half perlite.  a polythene bag helps.

no don't try to divide pinks

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:21

Hiya Matty.  Yes you do seem low.  The weather doesn't help does it.  Glad the camelia move went well....just think of all the flowers on it soon 

I get bit depressed at times...we all do....but a spell in the garden helps.  Clearly you have loads of support on the forum 

Small pond

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:39

That is very small DD.  Is that the size of the water area or the size including edges?  Mine is small but much larger than that.  I intend to make a larger one.  A small pond is hard work I think......and 30 cm is pretty shallow and likely to freeze.  Can you make it 60 cm deep?  

A water feature instead?  Some of these can be solar powered.  The sound and movement of water on a hot summer's day is refreshing.  On a rockery running water....small waterfall....is in keeping but whether solar power will be enough to operate it I don't know.  

I have a feeling that your feared "midgy" spot may be the result. 

 

Calla Lilies

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:43

007 is quite correct.  Used to sell plants and arums were popular seller.  Usually managed to have a flower on them in spring.  They are associated with doom, solemn, funerals, etc. but in the shade they are superb.  So adaptable too...in a pond with lobelia queen Victoria they are excellent.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:32

All rush so far.  Hot coffee and iPad for few moments.

took dog to Gwithin beach this morning, did some shopping, took stuff to local skip and transplanted camelia.  So much haste because rain is coming in from the East.  And it's here now, albeit not too heavy.  Camelia looks good in its new home.....Anticipation is its name and I anticipate loads of flowers to see from kitchen window.  Good rootball, rain will settle it in and it won't even know it's been moved. 

When do I cut back Michaelmas Daisy

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 19:52

Agree with Mat.  Do it now 

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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