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2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:29

Do you ever stop Marion?  Ha ha.  You have loads energy I think.

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:26

Dove, too late for me.  Ordered from Notcutts last week.

Daisy, great fun,,isn't it buying plants and even more when planting.  But you did well there.    Do I get cake for being so nice ?  

Hey!  Someone's pinched our sun.  Scorching, boiling yesterday.  Cloudy today   Still looking nice out there though 

My stipa gigantea is now turning into the golden oats grass.....flower heads beginning to take colour and "volumise". (?)  

Havent been able to go to foodbank lately....my mum takes a lot more time right now....but Samaritans, debt advice and foodbank are getting together to provide an even better service for people in need.  Must get involved again methinks.  

Over the past 2 years I have tried to use local GC 's "click and collect" service but so far it's been a shambles .....not a single plant supplied.  Last week I ordered Imperata red baron but, expecting another failure, picked up some plants locally.  ( a local nursery was growing a few plants "at the back" so I picked up some bargains there)  Now I have been emailed to say my plants are in....?  Ah well!  They are lovely grasses so will plant them somewhere.  Anyone wanting a red impact foliage plant check out this Japanese blood grass.  Just gets better and better from now on 

 

 

White Red Valerian

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 00:18

Hi Victoria, no I think they are resistant to pests,,including rabbits. 

Yes, I guess Cornwall is beautiful. 

New Veg Bed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

Lorraine, I would not grow edible stuff there this year. Not worth the risk. Its not about the seeds germinating but about the poisons leeching into your crops.

Branches broken off palnts

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:47

Yes a vandal.  You have a not nice neighbour there Jill

......the good guys

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:42

Simply do not like plugs of perennials.  There is also no need to do this.  

I have 3 wild swan plants........all,about to flower and will continue all summer. They flowered all last summer.  I bought as 2 and 3 litre pots, one locally from Burncoose nurseries the others on line.  

Plugs of perennials are hit and miss.  They may flower in 2 years if you can grow them.  They are usually sold in 3's at a cost similar to one in a 2 or 3 litre pot.  The latter will flower almost immediately. Why plugs?

Sorry Jimmy but you prove my point....you have spent a fair sum yet have nothing to show for it.  

Anemone Wild Swan is a great plant

astrantia

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:34

Keep it on dry side....then it will flower, if in the sun rosemummy

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:32

What's the square root of hedychium  Fairy? 

Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:29

Montbretia or crocosmia Caral?

Did you buy them or did they just invade your garden?  Orange? Red? Yellow?

Montbretia are real toughies.  I would cut off those broken stems....wait a few days to see which ones recover.  Lots of time for them to flower.

Crocosmias are a little different.  They flower for,shorter time and more likely to need tme to recover.  But same treatment.  However, all summer to come....not the worst time of year for such a mishap. 

White Red Valerian

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 20:23

Yes Philippa,  different plants I think.

The pink ones are pink....not red fading to pink.  I,think the pink is the most widespread around here but the red and white ones are beautiful......in the wild.

No wildlife expert, no real knowledge of wild plants, but at times nature is fantastic.  On our towans she grows yellow evening primrose and vipers buglos...blue spires.....the various valerians,  saponaria, wild orchids, montbretia, wild gladioli, and plants I do not know the name of.  All complementing one another beautifully.  Towards the cliffs thrift covers huge areas and of course gorse......that fantastic vanilla smell.  lemon thyme too grows everywhere......walking on it releases lovely lemon scents. 

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