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Posted: 23/05/2015 at 17:27

I know you are all interested so Cornwall won the rugby today to play in the final at Twickenham next week.  We let Herts get a few points but decided to win handsomely,   We will win the county championship next week for sure 

bloomin hot now 

The war on slugs-

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:56

No decoy area for me.  Not convinced that it works.  It just fattens them up and encourages them to "breed"

young codger, I spray with seaweed for two reasons.....its a great tonic for plants but I share your thinking that perhaps it makes leaves unpalatable for slugs.  Not keen on using too much tends to weaken plants I think

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:49

Your garden looks good there Dove . Impressed 


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 15:43

Pretty hot now.  

All the emits from england have invaded Cornwall.  Roads, railway, shops....all packed with visitors.  We need rain to deter them but not sure we will have it.  I think someone is going to put a "cornwall closed" sign up at the Tamar.



Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 13:41

From one plant I now have 6 impressive flowering their socks off totally tangerine.  NGCARDS, good value plants but dont get plugs.  Get a plant in flower now...and for the whole summer......and divide it in the autumn. 


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 13:37

Warm, bright day.  But no real sun so far.  Misty from across the sea.  I think sun will do its stuff soon though.

a hosta I bought from Bowdens early last year....Fire Island....has never really done much.   After a little early spring growth it has died down again to very little.  I emailed Bowdens yesterday and tneir response this morning was "a replacement is being sent to you".  Impressive. Will add to the "good guys" thread. 

anyone growing Fire Island?  It's the only hosta that isn't making an impression.  Perhaps I just had a poor clone 

just had a free meal offer.......wot do I do?  Difficult decisions always to make in my life . Think I'll ask if a dessert is offered.  Prob say yes then 

Big, big problem just noticed.       Got a red towel on the line and a blue shirt at the other end.  A couple of lupins can be seen but the red lupin is on the red towel side.  I had better dig up the lupins and change them over.  Hey. Hang on a mo!  I'm a real smart cornishman....I will swap the shirt with fhe towel.  

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:19

Well, we had plenty of gardening on the box didn't we?  And Beechgrove still to see when I watch the recording.  


It's my birthday

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 11:17





Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 23/05/2015 at 08:13

Got 3 wild swan.  they are all with buds.  However, only one is big,,viz., over 60 cm lush and bushy.  2 are about 20 cm with buds but nowhere near as vigorous . I have no idea why but wondered if they are short term perennials.  The vigorous plant is 2 years old.  The others are a year older.  It's not soil, feeding or moisture. 

It may simply be that Wild Swan is short lived.  Anyone with a 5 year old plant?


Posted: 23/05/2015 at 00:02

The idea is to prune in early soring to provide maximum growth rate. however, I would still,prune it now Back to the base Peanuts.  You will still get enough wood this summer...just not as much.  I would give it a generous feed and water it well during the summer

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