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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:51

Been lovely day.  Started to cut down some tall perennials now so I guess it won't be too lomg before I do,the lot 

Haggled a deal for fiber optic broadband ........ended up paying not a penny more than I am  now for my standard broadband. 

Niece parted company from her boyfriend .....notice on their shared flat.  Lots of tears and emotion but I think she feels better for off loading.  (ssssh! Secretly pleased as he is a grumpy so and so)

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 23:39

Frank, that was very moving.  Could sense your pain throughout 

Sad Christmas Roses

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 09:24

Of course, they do not flower yet.  December/Feb is  their time 

Wouldnt move so often though Irene  You  said the larger plant has lots of foliage and no buds ......maybe too much feeding.  


Need help identifying (and saving) this small plant

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:44

Don't know this either ......any indoor experts here? 


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:38

Morning everybody

Wet n windy here.  Warm though.  Can see miscanthus gold bar swaying in the wind above everything else, cannas apart,  and can see where I would like to add another variety 

Moving Raspberries & Goosberries

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:28

And they root easily.  Consider training them as cordons too.  Oblique cordons or,double cordons produce excellent large fruit with easy access.  I did this in my early days and had 20 or more cordons on wires on a wall.  


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:24

I think a late  summer application is enough though.  Spring is prob unnecessary 

Her Poor knees

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:21

Never use them as weeding is offen an impulsive thing for me to do there and then. Ruin plenty of trousers though

Why am I so special,to,the forum?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:18

Artjak,,,,,,,,, I, am, so,sooperior in my own, mind, that ,,,I don't,,need to read, instructions  

........truth is I always do things too quickly.  Always in a hurry so iPad prob doesn't catch up.  I don't notice the errors until later.  However I know you guys will forgive this simple Cornishman 

Can I move these without doing the dastidly deed happening

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 00:10

Definite no to the hibiscus.  Camelia though may be ok.  How big is it?  How many years has it been in place?  Camelias usually have compact root systems and I have moved several successfully.  

Camelia does not need acid soil in my opinion....neutral to acid is a good rootball, a generous hole with compost added and well watered in. 

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I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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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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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Anyone growing this? 
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