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Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:13

KEF, look.....I will be offering those brandy snaps to others.  If nobody is around thatiIs not my fault.  And,,brandy snaps do not keep once opened so.......(yippee, all mine )

Back to the grindstone Punkdoc......enjoy your day anyway 

Honey Fungus: What To Grow?

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 09:08

An organic practical solution may be to trench in a plastic membrane barrier. Using thick durable material and identifying just where the fungus is or spreading from is prob best way to control it.  I would sift through the soil too checking and removing all evidence of the fungus....bootlaces etc

Phytophthera is rife in many forms......I lost a juniper, photinia and thuya in one area few years back and am sure phytophthera was the culprit.  

Prob growing herbaceous perennials is the way to go if honey fungus is present.  Ideally those that are short  term 


Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:54

Hello forkers

Warmer today.  May reach a giddy 12 degrees .....oooooo

May receive plant parcel today .....but prob Monday.  Exciting 

Roped into visiting a new local....but giant store......well,  giant for Cornwall  Hope it has a good gadget section.  People seem to think a new store has new and special food's all the same folks     But....I must get brandy snaps and brandy cream 

Its been a mixed week on the forum.....illnesses, accidents and issues but the best news for Pentillie and Stscey.  


Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 08:40



Posted: 28/11/2013 at 22:47

Yes, the more goodness you can incorporate at planting time the better your rhubarb will be.  In spring fish blood n bone and a further mulch will help too.  Keep well watered next year but do not pick the crop.

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:49

I'm not up on the specs here but absolutely fascinated by them.  I am picking up info though. Learning all the time.

Brilliant pictures folks 


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:44

Hiya dannyboy

Check out Woottens.  They are a fantastic company.  I buy all sorts from them amd have yet to be disappointed.  Delivery is usually within a day or so.

Luckily I have some local nurseries too that supply grasses amd there are nurseries that supply small size plants.  Knoll nurseries too but woottens is my preference.

Good luck dannyboy. It's fun, isn't it, planting a new border?  


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:36

Agree 4thPanda.  I love monitoring the tracking.  I'm never far out with the timing when it arrives.  

Got a plant parcel on order and will certainly be tracking it. 

Buddleja 'Buzz' revisited

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 20:32

Rhonsal, hi.

Your plant may not have been mislabelled.  As I understand it, the Buzz series are still vigorous plants ESP in the open ground and in good soil.  

I have today ordered the white one...Ivory....and fully expect it to be at least 5' tall by mid summer but prob more.  A "normal" buddleia would grow far taller.

 I have a plant in 3 litre pot due in next day or so so it should have an established root system.  For the same price elsewhere I was offered plug plants.......  I know just where it will go to offset a brilliant red dahlia.  Ok, corny but I think it will work well

There are dwarf varieties............    Blue Chip being one...but I think it's lost character of buddleias as I know them.  

Overwintering Gazanias

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 17:41

Depends on the variety of gerbera.  There are now hardy types.  I grow a couple that have been outside for 2 winters.

However, if in cold area I would lift amd pot up for the GH

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