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Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:57

Too late for seed now annmarie.

sow in spring to flower following spring 


In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:55

A lager and cheese sandwich. 

ordered replacement plants for those supplied in broken state

another lager 

too hot for any gardening but mostly ok for now


HELP !!!!

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:50

Just one dahlia seems to be smothered in aphids.  The rest..I have quite a few...are fine.

you can spray with insecticide or with an organic compound or rub them off.....or, you can remove the tops, usually where affected.  Lose these flowers but more will come in days

Perennial Geraniums

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:46

Hiya susiejennie

yes,,there will be a lot of rhizome stems.  They will quickly leaf up and....depending on variety, will flower again in a few weeks.

again, depending on variety, divide in September.  

You could peg down a couple of those rhizomes now.  They will root and continue to flower


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 09:42

Who's going to Bressimgham?  always wanted to go there but never managed it.

just back from a walk to the beach with Spike.  Wonderful.  Warm sun and a delightful sea breeze.  It's what summer should be.....always is, of course, in Cornwall 


Posted: 10/07/2015 at 07:24

Hello forkers

lovely day in prospect 

news on my damaged plants.  Supplier has niw agreed to refund my money.  Persistence pays

 veronicastrums now ruling the roost and catching the eye.  A greatly under valued plant....statuesque, elegant, beautiful and easy


Do frogs or toads make sounds in the UK?

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:35

Rivetting thread 

Honey suckle

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:32

Honeysuckles quickly show when they are short of water. many of the garden sorts require good moisture levels.


Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:29

Not a fan of pot filling spaces...sorry.  I know its done but in most cases it doesnt look right for me.

Shade loving evergreen climber

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 22:26

buttercup is a very attractive ivy. butter yellow new growth and brighter in sun.  Slow to establish but then vigorous...very vigorous. removed much of mine but still have plenty    left. cotinus royal purple or eucalyptus gunnii with Buttercup is good combo

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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WATCH OUT...........

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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