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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:44

I guess I need to take a picture then of the blue sky Busy . Either that or I made it up .  Pointless though that would be 

we do miss a lot of rain, etc., here in the Bay.  Yvie has it spot on.  In the aummer, for example,,it could be misty here all day yet gloriously sunny just 8 miles away on the south coast and vice versa 

On yesterday's forecast there would be a large band of rain for today that would be pretty static.  Eastwards and northwards of Cornwall.  At least from here to Truro, 20 miles away, it has been a pleasant day 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 14:36

Mine was half that Snow 


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:40

Lou, some pretty good guys out there on Amazon and ebay.  Perfect Plants are excellent and I have tried with one or two more for small orders.  Can be very good value but compare suppliers ...i.e. Size of pot supplied, postage cost and satisfaction rating 

How do snowdrops naturally divide?

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:36

Escellent value in tbe green Fairy.  Had some delivered 3 weeks or so ago in flower.  divided the clumps and they carried on flowering.

clumps will simply enlarge if planted in good soil and left undisturbed 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:32

Planted my new hellebore plus couple potted bulbs.  Dry and mild 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:14

Hiya is simply called Gold nec.   Bosvigo's own unnamed I guess.  Glad you are chuffed too Snow.  More of us should be chuffed now and again 

will do Hosta 

did I say I was chuffed? 

Monty's dream gardens

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:09

watched Monty's new programme last night (recorded)

I thoroughly enjoyed it.    A nice piece of escapism and encouragement.   More relevant make over programme where the owners are inspired to do it themselves 

nice one Monty 

Starting Dahlias 2016

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 12:02

Am I the only one to simply divide stemmed tubers?

pull them apart, pot them up and you will have earlier, bigger plants 

Chuff, chuff, chuffed!

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:53

Just back from a local hellebore sale at Bosvigo House in Truro......the owner breeds them.   Am so pleased with myself. Got there starts at 10 but I got there at 9 15.  "Not yet" the helpers said.  "Can I just look around?" I asked 

hundreds of hellebores in flower but I think I got the very best.  I was so preoccupied I didn't see the tape being put across to separate the public from sales area.  Local MP was due to open the event.  With a mixture of Cornish pleading, "charm" and audacity I got my chosen one put aside.    As soon as the MP finished her speech I had

My chosen one is different from the many I already have....large nice upward facing yellow.  prob largest yellow I have, with red nectaries.  Strong upright plant with plenty of flowers.  Everybody admired it as I strutted out with it.  

never know what to expect but it was worth being the early bird 

how about you guys?  chuffed at being the early bird? 


Salvia "Amistad"

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:28

Leave space around the stems Purpletreacle .  As with all things moderation.....too much mulch could cause them to rot or at least shoot late 

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