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David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 16:32

Hosta best post by far.  Wish I said that.  How many of us leave such a legacy?  

Which to move?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 12:13

Chris, your olive is not too big to move.  It's what I would do now on seeing it.  Give it some space....perhaps low herbaceous around it....hardy blue geranium would look good.  Or check out G Ann Folkhard......yellow caste on leaves and magenta flowers all summer on a spreading vigorous plant

if you do decide to move it get as big a rootball as keep it intact.  Have your recipient hole already prepared so you can minimise out of soil trauma. 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:52

Rosemummy,,how about Amanogawa?  Erect narrow and very well too 

or a half standard?  To stand above your flowers?

think fidget is right...not ideal for pots

not quite what you have in mind perhaps but check out prunus cistena crimson dwarf. I grow a couple of these.  Small, slow growing with purple leaves throughout the growing season but in spring they are exceptinal.   Pinky/white flowers on new red leaves.  Real eye catcher. 

David Bowie

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:49

Apology accepted 


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:34

Not blocked you more pm's ok? 

yes, HAZEL.  who am I going to tease if you don't fall for my jokes?? 

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:31

Ha ha Beaus Mum 

actually it really is beautiful here for the moment.  sun IS actually out there and quite warm.  

busy but I really must get out there to kick start my fantasy garden.....will get  a new barbacue 


Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:19

My fantasy garden?

just got is soo hot . I said hot   Opened the window warm.....and the jasmine and choisya puff in their combined scent. Can make out the smell of ozone too to remind me the sea is just yonder 

just taking a cool lager and a huge chunk of cheddar outside now...hmmm! The scent walking under the honeysuckle ach is intoxicating  

The overnight gentle rain has made the grass lush...need to cut later when it cools a bit.....and freshened the  produsion of blooms.  Grasses are loving this heat...deschampsias in full flower, imperata red baron has never looked so red....nice with anemone  wild swan there 

stipa gigantea is lording it out there again...those golden oats shimmering in the sun.  Cannas vying to be the tallest but just failing  for now.  They will take the mantle in a couple of weeks

glad I enlarged the pool....the water cools the garden and the fountain adds a lovely chinking sound.  could sleep now 

tall agastaches are smothered with bees and butterflies as are the Buzz buddleias, kniphofias,  Dahlias,,blue salvias,,heleniums (boy I love Eldorado there) acteas, veronicastrums soaring skyward,  those white Watsonias look good with purple cotinus Grace too.  Wasn't I clever to double that planting?  Oh!  Those peaches, I must pick them before those pesky blackbirds get them. a glut and this hot  dry summer has prevented blight.......and blueberries (glad I netted this year) and those blackcurrants need picking.

the veg patch is looking good too....glad I went for The Kelsae onions.  They are big and burnished bronze by the sun.  And those my carrots  glad too I kept with my white flowered runner beans....great raw but Spike likes them too and already he is out there pinching them 

gosh it is hot!  Sun cream?  nah! Can't be bothered.  Besides I'm cornish and used to this 

wish the ladies would cover up, just a little, as they prepare my barbecue.  Already they have replenished my cool lager.....oops! Fell asleep there.  agggh!  That really is a fantasy 

(Great thead fidget.  If this doesn't get us through to spring nothing will....well done and great timing )


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 08:17

We move on Busy.   You know what curiosity did 

morning folks.  

beautiful starry early morning walk to the beach......always meet the regulars with their torches breathing in the ozone 




Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:46

For a wider audience please read David Bowie thread

this evening I received an unpleasant pm from Clarice,,whoever she/he is.  I posted my response on the forum for Clarice to post publicly....which she has done.

one or two of us here have received some unpleasant pm's but this from Clarice is esp unwanted. 

Anyone know who Clarice is?  My feeling is she...or he ...has posted before with another name.   the intention clearly is to stir things further.

the forum is getting uncomfortable now.............

David Bowie

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:35

Why send that pm to me Clarice?    had you sent that to some here you would have caused them great distress.  I think you have just reported it yourself. 

Both ignoring and blocking you.  Hopefully others will too now

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