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Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:09

Debbie, Donation are 2 well known reliable varieties 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:07

Hope you had a great birthday Orchid lady. Did you get my £100 garden voucher?  Valid until 6pm today so assume you had a good time with it. 

Busy day too in the garden.  Went out af 8 am to cut back hedge.  Wanted it finished in 30 mins but mate turned up.  At 8 am???  Said I couldn't stop. Finished in 30 minutes and well satisfied with that.  Job over n done with for 6 months.  Used my new telescopic cordless fav garden topiarise some of my ornamental evergreens.  Then removed fading daff foliage where appropriate and generally tidied up.  Satisfying work.  

No sun here....sunny in Penzance though....but very warm.  

Rain forecast for some areas here but we will stay dry I think.



Chelsea Chop

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:58

No need to cut them back really but I often do for neatness where they are in a prominent position.   They seem not to mind. 


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:54

I think the Williamsii varieties are pretty tough. ,avoid white flowers though as they seem more vulnerable.  As always place them out of morning sun 

That pot sounds ok Lola.  Bigger the better though.  Ericaceous soil remember.  


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 07:44

Morning folks.

Happy birthday orchid seems everybody is having a birthday this year 

Overcast but warm.  Dry but there is rain about apparently on the south coast and  in the east.

Will cut back hedge this morning.  I'm like a dervish doing this.  Have to get it done in record time cos it's a job I don't like 

Have good day everyone 

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:49

In the  right setting bluebells are superb.  I'm currently trying to eradicate them.  They are thugs in the wrong places.  however, I'm giving them to a friend who has a woodland in her 5 - 6 acre garden where they will be lovely.


Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:44

Best to pot them up first.  They will quickly make garden size plants.....

Chelsea Chop

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:43

Always cut them back now or in next couple of weeks.  You can use the bits for cuttings. 

Feeding the lawn

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:40

Hello Meomye

No don't use chicken pellets.  You will be sitting in the stuff all summer.  Not nice.  And you will prob get foxes and cats digging your lawn for it.

Best  to use proper lawn feed....Lidl supply lawn feed for £3 99 for 100 sq. metres and it's excellent.

Favourite Garden Pest

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 23:34

My fav pest is ME.  I am the most clumsy person with my size 11 feet.  If I'm thinning carrots you can be sure I will flatten a few onions in the next row.  If I'm watering the garden I will damage a plant in my impatience to drag the hose. I will jump over something in my veg patch and land on a lettuce. Yep, ME 

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