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Posted: 09/04/2016 at 20:21

Aym, just type in gardening australia and then go to downloads 

oh! I do have "vices".....i try to justify buying plants thar's all 

I have done. ...still do.....cuttings, propagation of all types and don't just buy well established plants.  many of my cberished plants were cuttings or snippets given to me.  I do buy plugs.....had some this week....but often bigger plants are available elsewhere at no extra cost. I haggle for the best prices on everything and feel the need to encourage others to too hence my view on bare root and plug plants . My view is you can buy a really good variety of a plant and divide it to produce 6 or more sizeable plants to grow on and often this is better value than plugs.  

No.....I'm sure your son comes a very clear first 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 19:59

Aym, gotta chuckle a bit but your enthusiasm is great . Passion is very much a part of gardening I think and you seem to have it in bucketloads 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 17:01

Flumpy, if you turn your wing mirrors in you may be turdless!    Sparrows do it here but only if wing mirrors are "open" 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:59 have intrigued me too With this scented hellebore 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:30

Respect aym that you can make them flower next year from "tiny" plants 

had only one hellebore from Ashwoods among several over the years from them that looked below par.  A replacement was sent very quickly.  Mine all flowered, of course, in their first year.  

You have re awakened my desire.....damn you MAGGIE acquire  a double black.  Agreed aym that it wont be cheap but I don't smoke, drink only very moderately and dont gamble so I have a few pennies for it 

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 16:18

Hope you emjoyed the party Runny 

I know how you enjoy your food 

discount today on a pair of trainers.  Shopkeeper looked aghast at first, realised I was serious and chopped off 10%.  "Already in the sale" she said.  "yes i know" I replied.  New shop to me.  Will go again. 

Sunny day...warm sun but chilly breeze in the open.  Got slug nematodes for veg patch.  Wait until impending storm passes before I use them.  I find them very effective . 


Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:35

MAGGIE, I was so close to getting one two years ago but they are variable unless you go to a reputable grower.  

My advice?  Ignore the 3 on offer and contact Ashwoods to reserve a plant for the autumn.  One excellent quality full size plant to flower next spring.  Quality every time for me. you wont regret it 

What to do ?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:31

A picture would be good Carol 

on one path here I have a planting of lavendar to separate veg patch and path.  Planted 40 cm apart they make a natural aromatic foliage plus high summer scent plus evergreen 

sometimes an edging is not necessary if planting is appropriate. 

Have you got yours yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 14:24

Appreciated Pansy   Fair post 


Actaea Showing yet?

Posted: 09/04/2016 at 12:50


worry not .  Acteas are late in shooting but yours will soon enough.  Tough, resilient  plants and James Comptom is one of the best.  Always best to mark it in autumn with a couple of short canes.

give it plenty of water in summer....hates drying out 

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