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Posted: 28/06/2015 at 09:19
Hmmmm! Sub tropical cornwall. Just back in from taking Spike. Wet. Warm though. A quick cuppa looks like brightening up too
Pests? Lots of frog hoppers around this year. Are they really pests? Usually on rosemary and the odd evergreen shrub.


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 08:24
Im sure there are ladybirds out there but Im not aware of seeing any.
Not aware of aphids either and slugs, etc., are minimal. No doubt that will all change now Ive said that! Especially with hestwave just around the corner

I can't sleep because I'm worried that I'll go to plant prison for murder.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 08:20
Well, you are keen Sam........
A few pictures will help identify those shrubs but you are likely to lose something as well as others doing well.
Welcome to the forum Sam

Oh come on......

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 08:01
I read something similar too.....we are entering a new ice age. ???
I say we are entering a new dinosaur age.......... Who can disprove it?


Posted: 28/06/2015 at 07:56
Hello forkers
Wet this morning ...refreshing and everything looks so clean and sparkling. Think the sun will replace the rain at lunchtime.
Where did thst come from?....a white dierama,,Guinevere, is now flowering. No sign a couple of days ago . Lovely sight. And Bishop of Llandaff has a few flowers just behind so hoping for nice contrast
Heatwave starting tomorrow and getting really by mid week.
Our lady footballers have shown the men how to play the game...they have qualified for the semi finals of the World Cup.

Oh come on......

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 20:56
Had to giggle at Edd's funny

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:57

compared to the classy pictures above I hesitate to show this one.  A gallardia.  Not really my cup of tea...too in your face and loud.  Cannot decide if I should keep it or dig it up.  Hopefully the phormium gives it a semblance of dignity...???????

some like it there.  A blue (microphylla) salvia next to it will...should...put it in its place in a couple of weeks though


Problem neighbours

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:35
Difficult position forget me not.

When he starts spraying could you ask him what he is using? Also to say what happened to your plants and your suspicions. Get it over and done with. To simply resort to spraying everything is plain daft too. The natural world is not that clinical.
You cant approach him by saying what you,think you overheard, can you?
Its about being tactful...fancy me saying that! ......
At least your neighbour will be more aware in the future.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:26
Straight lines for veg...oh yes. For plants no.....they never look right.

Red Hot Pokers

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 19:21
Always cut out flower spikes Lulu. It increases the chances of re flowering.
You dont say what variety of kniphofia you have but with those I have...dwarf....the advice is to remove spikes to encourage further flowers. It seems to work well for me with more spikes on their way

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