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Astrantia major

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:24

Oh I'm surprised forester.  Only times I've seen them fail is on dry poor soils.  Perhaps you are right....maybe just a bit too shady.  Mine are actually in sun....most of my garden is sunny....but in good soil.  How about dividing a plant....I simply slice up with spade.....and try in more open position.?  I often try plants in different positions, sometimes just slightly removed, and the difference can be surprising.

 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:10

I knew you were a brain box Bob so not surprised 

Hiya Mike.  Good to read your post.  Great respect to you. 

I feel quite inadequate now......but I'm a Cornishman so one of gods chosen ones 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 23:02

Stacey, You are making me drool.  They sound delicious   You should open a cake shop

Gold top milk?  I was brought up with thick creamy milk....Cornish,,of course.  

Leucanthemum superbum....hee hee hee.    Know what you mean.  Broadway lights is esp lovely variety....the best for me.  Many botanical names,make me smile

 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 20:54

Punkdoc, I'm so envious.  Should have saved my pennies better.  Test drove a fiat  500 convertible in the summer...it was a hot day and it was great drive.  Tad small though. A drive in the open air was always a great stress reliever for me....radio loud to attract the girls 

No not heard that fidget.  Seals seen almost daily just half a mile up the road though.

Stacey, what sort of yummy cakes?   Cant imclude the calories in milk.....its all that protein, calcium,vits and minerals  (im a gold top drinker and always joking, when people look, that Ive got high cholesterol and drinking gold top reduces it  .ha ha.   My cholesterol level is 3. 2 so Im happy to drink loads of it). 

Dont worry..sure the weather will be just fine for your drive

HODSOCK PRIORY

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:56

You will easily recognise me there.  I look just like my avatar.     

Buddleia Buzz cuttings

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:33

Susan, I would pot it up of its still a plug.  Plants will soon be growing fast so,if you can pot up and pot up again according to its growth ??ou will have a good size plant for the garden.  Yep,,,,,great bee magnet and butterflies too.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:26

Fidget, not a cabriolet alas.  No soft top.  

Dove said I can borrow hers for weekends though. 

Fidget, you have tops top?  Nice.  Used to drive sports cars all the time as a youngster and the hood was rarely closed.  Even in winter.  Great fun.  They were healey sprites. Mgbs, midgets and Spitfires.  Fun days and the sun always seemed to shine.  But, boy was I a poser!!!!!  

 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 19:18

Disspirited accountant.....boring....., salesman...loved that.... and charity organiser ...in that order.  Sold everything from insurance, to fire extinguishers, to home products. As a charity organiser I did everything from sponsorships to recruitment to publicity, to accounting, to etc.    

Would go into horticulture if I started again.  In my day it wasn't  a proper career to pursue.  hated it when young.  Love it now.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:30

I would love to be there fidget.

Lots of plusses being in west Cornwall but so far from ashwoods and the rest.  

There is a local breeder of hellebores opening her garden soon so will go there.

If you see a dark green hellebore I would value your opinion on it.  I'm very sceptical that there is a dark green but if so I will grab it. 

Enjoy your visit........sooooooo envious 

Astrantia major

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 18:19

Forester,

Dry soils are fatal to astrantias.  So, did you plant them in dry poor soil?   Try in partial shade with some moisture and some dried manure, chicken pellets incorporated.  Astrantias can supply flowers for a very lomg time so worth some effort.

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