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Why has a thread disqppeared? Who decided?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 12:36

surprised....nay alarmed....that a thread has disappeared from the forum today.  

We are not schoolchildren requiring monitoring.  A thread, maybe 2, has been deleted it seems.  A thread that had differences of opinion but still important and very much a part of what this or any forum should be.

does it now mean we have to be wary of posting anything possibly....possibly...contentious?  Any question, worry or issue will now be "self doubted" .

answers please Daniel? 


outside planting

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 12:25

You can newbe but better potted up and put in gh or fleeced.  You will have much better and bigger plants for planting in spring. 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 12:22

Get astilbes in there.  They will love the moisture.  Many have superb spring copper foliage and then produce feathery white, pink, red or purple flowers. Ferns too ....include the jap painted varieties.  Astrantias will settle there if not overly wet.  Acteas and aconitums will love those conditions.  Carex like Testacea are evergreen and supply excellent colour all year round.  Hackonechloa with yellow mounding and cascading foliage.  Dogwoods.....elegantissima has white and green leaves and Aurea has yellow leaves and both have brilliant red stems over winter.  Lobelias like queen victoria with red stems and red flowers, hadspen purple with brilliant red flcowers and Tanya with dark foliage will escel there.  Hydrangeas too.  Could go on and on but what an opportunity there davewl 


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:14

sounds good to me Dove 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:56

Nanny,,it seems some people did have an awful summer but here it was great.  Including the autumn we have had a long warm spell since spring.  

Cornwall has lots of micro climates......from very exposed to very sheltered....but all in a mild climate.  Here in winter if could be above freezing yet a mile or two further east it could be freezing.  Often rain passes by here to offload elsewhere.  

Nanny, I still have cannas in flower ......since mid summer in fact 

Grow Blueberries in Pots or Direct in Garden?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:47

Nanny Beach I think Blueberries are hardy enough.  Fruit cage is a good idea.....I had masses of fruit but a greedy blackbird took most of them.  I was late in netting.  


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:43

hello forkers 

wet morning.  Cooooooold later 

So a new planting area when tree men doeth their work.  Ideas?  

Bare root roses

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 20:06

Agree.  The soil is still warm.  They will be fine Sammymummy 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:55

terrible thing what they did to your son Winter.  The bad guys rarely get what they deserve.  The victim rarely gets justice. 

New Lawn

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:22

But not if frosty John.  

If weather is dry but grass is wet from dew etc.,,go over the lawn with back of a rake to  knock off the dew before mowing. leave for a couple of hours though. 

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