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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:55

Dove....would love that.  Thank you 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:27

Stacey, gadgets....the latest.  Economy .......60 mpg from  petrol......currently a diesel No road tax.  Long warranty.  Touchscreen.  A great part exchange deal.  

Had all that and ready to sign today and noticed I was being offered different model.  I am a confusing fellow but the salesman was surprised too.  

When I got back to my car there were pools of water  coming from the headlamps....he had been crying.  Thought I left him behind.  Aah!  I love my old car really ...it's just that he has served my purpose and he is of little materialistic use to me now 

cel a vie 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 19:00

Yippee...it's hellebore season. 

Bloomin heck!  France just beat us 

Didnt get my car.  Changed my mind about the model and it will cost more.  Contributions please 

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 18:55

Bex,

Dont buy shrubs from parkers.  They will be tiny pathetic things.  bulbs are fine.  Not perennials, shrubs etc.

Jacksons are good...I,have ordered from them before and had good size plants.

Check out the thread on good  online nurseries.  There are some excellent suppliers out there.

Sorry bex to be so forceful but buy plants in good  size pots .....none of those plants are unusual or costly

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:39

Sharon,  

,let us know how you get on.  

Because it's of such sentimental value to you it will make a great addition to your garden.

Many of us have plants to remember people by in our gardens....helps to make our plots so precious 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 12:31

Angel delight?  Butterscotch flavour ......yum yum 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:55

Don't believe all the hype in hosta catalogues.......well in most catalogues.

For me I visit these sites, select those that appeal then check them out elsewhere to get an unbiased verdict on them.  that's where forums like this are so useful.....usually someone is growing them and can offer practical views

Plant suppliers have a habit, sometimes, of over stating their plants.  Often so  many varieties are so similar as to be almost identical and not worth buying if you already have something like it. ..............full of cold today so not sure if that totally makes sense   

Transplanting japanese acer

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 11:43

Hiya sharon

Ideal time now to transplant.  

Choose a sheltered position or it.    cold winds are the biggest  enemy for jap acers.  

Strong direct sun is not good either ESP re dissectum  types.  They will burn 

After a fair amount of position changing and investigation I can now grow a nice looking purple Acer.  I have positioned it to avoid strong direct sun, sheltered it from cold winds and provided good humous rich soil.  Acers are not really ideal plants for me as I'm near the coast.  

They do transplant well..... 6' isn't too big.  Yes, go for it.  Get as big a rootball as poss and have the recipient hole already prepared so it's planted asp.  

Shrub identification please

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 08:52

Not a great picture for me but is it pittosporum atropurpureum?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 08:43

Hello forkers

Hiya pottie, everything seems calm in Cornwall doesn't it.....right now?  However further east the ice is a problem I think.  Tides were not as damaging as forecast. The forecast is awful....more of these perfect storms for the next week 

Nothing is stopping the hellebores....got a few with dark and almost purple foliage.  One with double purple flowers and purple foliage.  Lifts the spirits 

 

 

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