Verdun


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......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:27

Joyce, exactly what I feel now....I guess that's why I almost obsessively try to persuade folk to buy bigger plants.  NOW is just as important as next year.

an old college buddy (we boxed together) died today.....we don't yet know why but a bloomin' shock cos we aint that old. 

Is my Canna ok?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:20

Perki, I would pot on all of those cannas to keep them growing fast. fresh compost will add feed too.

I would not be moving them from gh to imdoors now though....keep them in gh overnight and put outside during the day.  All mine, including small divisions taken in autumn are all outside now.....milder here so wait a while for temps at night to increase a little where you are.

there are virusses that affect cannas and I think Pretoria is susceptible however I would not jump to conclusions. Proper variegation develops when plants are growing well.....e.g. Miscanthus grasses like zebrinus do not develop their gold bands until almost mid summer.  

Encourage good growth and have patience I think 

my cannas in the ground occupy several feet across with stems already quite tall 

......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:02

I always pot on when I get them Zenjeff....they then grow so much more quickly 

when I speak to Paddocks they say they are always on the look out for new and interesting plants...my kind of nursery 

......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:15

Zenjeff, been buying from Paddocks for a few years now...3 maybe 4 ....and they have to be the best value on the market.  Superb service...ordered on Tuesday received today. ......and cheap but top quality plants 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:49

Very early this morning....before  7....I thinned the carrots again and mulched.  Nematodes sent for to protect carrots, spring onions and the rest.

busy then until 1 then cut lawns and it is very warm 

nice surprise on my return....a present from Paddocks Plants.  And a musical animal toy came too....very excited about this cos.......erm!  I mean my 3 month old niece will be delighted with it.  Of course, it's not for me........

PLANTS CALLED CHRISTINE

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:42

There is a salvia called Christine Yeo David . Dyson salvias would supply comdolescences and best wishes 

......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:40

Live just a few miles from them Joyce.  Picking up a plant myself over the weekend. 

Lovely weather for December - Sorry late April

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:39

Busy driving all morning around the Lands End peninsula.....beautiful day, big turquoise sea, blue sky, rugged cliffs,  and picture postcard scenery.  

So, Perki, a lovely day for April 

Sweat peas dying

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:25

That's good....can't lose our expert on sweet peas 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:22

Joyce, glad you like them 

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