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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:51

Hello forkers 

sunny morning and feeling quite  warm 

hope everyone is good today

Edd, clearly you are a deep thinking thoughtful guy.  Blunt?  Me times.

It is difficult to express fitting words when members here have sad news.  however, I think we are a caring bunch here and express our sentiments sincerely.



Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:45

Just read your good news Matty.  That's excellent 



Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:43

You in England will never  catch up with us Cornishman 

Low maintenance plants needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:42

Itsssh the donuts again Edd...hic hic 

Philadelphus Beauclerk

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:41

Wait a little while longer Mark.  A newly planted shrub often buds a little later.  Give it another couple of weeks 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:38

Ordered abutilon online.  Another example of local gc losing out to online supplier

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 23:35

Nice post Steve 

Low maintenance plants needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:39

nepeta is an aromatic lomg flowering (blue flowers) spreading plant.  Dwarf hebes provide mounds of coloured foliage.  Lavendars for scent are easy in raised bed. Santolina for aromatic silver foliage. hardy geraniums will flower all summer and smother weeds.  Hardy fuschias.  Aster frikartii monch is so easy and flower for weeks on end. herbaceous sedums.......late summer flowers and some have red foliage.  Echinaceas will flower all summer.  salvias.  Veronicas. Eryngiums.  Winter flowering heathers.  Hemerocallis,,day lilies, provide nice spikey foliage and lots of summer flowers.  Foliage colour from heucheras.  Dwarf grasses like Festuca and carex like buchannii.  however, lots and lots of easy flowers from liatris, pinks, campanulas, etc 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:13

Probably loads of weevil eggs there though. 

i would be careful about using that compost as it is right now.

the adults will emerge soon leaving your compost free from grubs.  

I am careful about using old compost when using containers.  chances are,there will be grubs in there so I spread the compost on a sheet for the birds. 


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:05

Yes Oldtyke, Beechwood is very late, esp compared to here, but it's still very appropriate.

Discussions started by Verdun


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Slugs knippimg.......

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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Boring, boring rosesN

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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Ok...its nasty

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Last Post: 29/07/2015 at 07:34

Doomed I tell you.......

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Is this an arrogance?

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