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Posted: 03/08/2015 at 12:36

Warm, muggy day.  Busy morning.  Bright sun now and getting hot 

called in at nursery today for another poker. Saw it yesterday and it was slightly below par so got a hefty reduction.  However, its only real problem is that it has dried out because of being very rootbound.  vigorously loosened roots and soaking now for an hour or so. (Ssssh!  Flower buds are emerging so I think in a couple of weeks it will be absolutely fine and flowering)

Cornwall is full.  traffic down here is horrendous folks.  Our beaches are now closed because oil has washed up on all of them, we have an invasion of mosquitos expected to stay all summer, and rain is forecast for the rest of the summer. Ice cream supplies have dried up as have pasty supplies.  All car parks now have a minimum £10 an hour charge.  (). Trains and busses cancelled until September.  

The north east is nice at this time of year 

Help needed!

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 12:17

Hi Katie

no, dont use the weather forecast function

I think the needs to be more is frustrating when the toolbar cannot be used as has been fhe case over recent weekends.  I found it annoying to have to change settings back and forth to accommodate the site's capacity.

receiving pm's is unreliable too. there are the odd glitches now and then.

i use an ipad

however, it is good to know you want to improve the site.  

For me,,this is the best forum....not that I participate in any other.....but I have looked at others


Posted: 03/08/2015 at 07:20

Hello forkers 

better make full use of smilies 

been damp overnight but bright and warm now 

in demand this morning so a quick walk with Spike in a mo

have jolly good day folks 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 07:17

Yah, smilies and pictures is one of me and my once a year blooming Makebelievus Superba


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:56
Could shorten it to LG...!


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:54
It's all about developing a strong root system valerie.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:53
That's cheeky faced smilie in response to your sticky out tongue smilie

have I killed it?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 21:48
Tennuissima grows about 60 to 80 cm. plant about 15 to 20 cm apart. They will seed can pot these up for full size flowering plants the next year. They are hardy.
They wont swamp anything
They look good with heucheras, echinaceas, agastaches, salvias, veronicas, eryngiums, helychrysum (curry plant), santolinas, artemisia powys castle, berberis atropurpurea nana, etc

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:44
Sounds excellent value Lyn, those salvias. Every time I have a new salvia I take cuttings.


Posted: 02/08/2015 at 20:40
Exactly what it will do Librarians Garden....send up several shoots and you can rub out those you dont want

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