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Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:57

Lily....you know you are my fav girl here.  Real strawberries on that cake? Looks nice and tasty and large 

Spring soil.

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:54

Best to keep off heavy soil right now scroggin.  My soil is sandy loam that drains very well but it will still need a few more days of dry warm weather before it can be worked.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:51

Oh!  Pond looking good Dove.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:50

Another glorious day. ...sun, sun sun 

Hard pruned a jasmine, shaped euonymous aureus, pittosporums, euonymous microphylla Aureum, and others.  Use my new telescopic cordless hedgetrimmer with fine blades.  Love using this "toy".  Found a casualty of the wet/wind .....convolvlous cneorum.  Not dead but had blown partially out of,the ground so pulled it up.  (actually jumped at the chance to remove it....wrong plant in the wrong place.  Took cuttings though.). Got this plant thriving elsewhere in sunnier, drier positions.

mulch query

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 17:37

No, dont mulch echinaceas yet..however you can mulch the ground around them but keep clear for a few inches around.  Mulching will slow soil warming right now, in my opinion.  I would mulch when growth is underway.  The soil is cold amd wet right now amd a mulch will prevent warmth getting to the rootball 

pergola - wisteria or clematis?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:26

Would not plant a wisteria on a pergola......best on a sunny wall...so clematis for me.

Wisteria is lovely for a short time only.  Ok. Can look sensational after several years but for couple of weeks amd then looks drab, boring and, dare I say it (yes I will) looks ugly for the rest of the year.  A cottage not far from me.....Wisteria Cottage.....is actually a pair of cottages completely emgulfed by a single aged wisteria.  Fantastic in flower......awful out of flower 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 19:17

Well David....did you have real,Cornish ice cream topped,with Cornish clotted cream? And a double scooper?  

jersey plant direct

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:42

Jersey plants a big no from me

For good suppliers check out the "good guys" thread.  

Hostas are shooting for me....my new acquisitions, albeit still indoors, have full leaves.  

Ive argued for a long time now that buying "bargain" packs of perennial plugs is not always a good idea.  Often you end up with varieties you don't want, yet get too many of them, in sizes that are unlikely to grow or flower this year, and you have the frustration of trying to nurture the blooming things   Far, far better to choose exactly what you want in sizes that will perform for you this season.   

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:33

Been hot here today.  A day for salads and ice creams.  Wonderful day

Expecting a few plants by courier on Tuesday.....posting tomorrow.

 Saw a guy watering his garden today....what???

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 18:27

20 degrees ....beautiful all day.  People eating ice creams, strolling in t shirts and sun red faces.  

Discussions started by Verdun

Preposterous question....

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It's a big worry......

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Now then, now then....

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Black Friday bargains

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Any other dodos out there?

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What's left for us to grow?

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Meany or being careful !

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Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:11

Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 19:13

Verdict....your new plants this year

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Last Post: 03/09/2014 at 19:16

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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