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Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:46

Sunny here too.  But rain overnight and rain, rain and more rain for the week ahead.  Only consolation is its not too cold 

Astible leaf browning

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 08:44

Paul.....just normal.  Your astilbes will "spring to life" again next spring 

Lawn issues

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:51

I like your style Frank.  The shaving mirror is popular with me too 

i agree....who really is an expert?  We do what we find works for us 

Pruning Sambucus Nigra black lace

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:47

I always prune these shrubs Hard back .....the foliage is so much better for it as is the density.  However, for perfection of foliage, pinch out leading shoots 2 or 3 times during the summer.  Makes a big difference to quality of foliage. ,wouldn't grow it for its flowers though 

Canna Lily

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:40

Not sure about cannas needing to be I said about dahlias.  Keeping them dry is important over winter.  However, I have 3 very large clumps still in flower and these will remain in the ground here in the west of Cornwall.  Angiepangie your conservatory should be fine if unheated.....out of the sun and. on shady side. 

Help Wallflowers

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:32

A reservoir of water for wallflowers nodlisab?  A big no.  That's your reason for failure .

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 08:48

Morning Dove.  I'm always joking at petrol station ..."is this buy one get one free day"?  And I embarrassed my niece once when I tried to get a discount at a popular clothes store for her.  The assistants there were from her school and I was in the doghouse.  (Didn't get a discount....well, didn't buy as my niece stormed out ). However, my niece now looks out for her bargains and haggles too 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 23:34

Thanks Salino.  Respect to you 

Meany or being careful !

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 22:42

Prob correct again Salino.  The bragging, the pride, the winning of the "argument" , the machoness, does come into it I guess.  But saving money too.  Saved hundreds over car deals so not to be sneezed at .....there is a skill to it though.  Assessing the desperate need of the salesman to sell, brinkmanship, kidology, convincing the salesman of your own value to the dealership after the deal is done.  I remember my own dad.....utterly brilliant as a wheeler dealer ....with total respect and admiration.  

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 21:25

Of course Salino you are correct. We should be informed as much as possible to enable us then to make choices.

i was lucky about stag horn sumachs.  Just as I got into gardening I was presented with one of them.  Duly planted in centre of a lawn......don't we all as beginners plant a central lawn feature?........but then informed by a visitor of its behaviour.  I removed it there and then.   The "donor", a neighbour, has his garden overrun now with stag horns .  

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Oh no.....not again...

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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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