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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 17:01

Hello gardeningoddess and welcome.  

This is a very friendly forum.......the ladies here gossip as usual about cakes and whatnot ..but think we are quite an informed, varied and cheerful bunch 

Box substitute

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:41

Acid soil. Moist.  Dwarf rhododendrons for something different.  Expensive though

I would go for euonymous Emerald n Gold.  I grow them as rounded specimens and as part of a mixed hedge.  Beautiful bright creamy yellow in spring and early summer and turning yellow and green as summer progresses.  Pink tinges in winter.  Easy to shape and control.  I love them.

Berberis atro pur nana is a deciduous purple,,prickly hedge that looks spectacular in the growing season.  Pittosporum Tom Thumb is evergreen and purple and makes a good low hedge too

What's your acronym? A guessing game......

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:31

Another clue to our identity folks.

Acronyms as to how we view life, the garden and people

Mine may well be IIDJI.  Clue.  Impatience.  Impulsiveness.  Forcing the issue.

Prize for correct answer.  It's a hard one.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 07:22

Hello forkers

Looking good so far.  Bright,,dry warm amd the promise of sun.  .....forecast in few minutes!

No slugs to be seen and nothing apparently eaten.   I'm sure they have feasted on something though....prob found areas I don't explore too much.  As plamts fill in rapidly now there is increasingly less room for my size 11's to tread among.  

Mixed up some labels on agastaches and couple of dahlias so domt know, until they flower, which varieties they are.  A little frustrsting.  I can make educated guesses but patience is better.  

Hope cholesterol tests will be good news for you Dove.  My last test was 3.1........big dairy eater though.....but that was 8 years or so ago.  I will accept that just as I do the time of my last 100 metres....actually yards.  

Hmmm! Rain in the forecast after all 

 

What would eat Lupins?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 00:03

Went slug hunting tonight.......well, bit bored .....amd not a single slug or snail did I find.  Not cock a hoop cos no doubt there will plenty around the garden tomorrow night. Maybe too dry and warm .  Or maybe, just maybe, I've finished them all off 

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 23:55

Maybe we should all start again so, welcome Lizanne. 

If we don't make the peace I will start up my jokes thread again folks ......you have been warned 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:54

Is that your pet Bill?  

Mony Don

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:51

I could go to town with 11 acres. ( I can see a new thread here.)

I would have that meadow Jim has.  My "neatness" would be abandoned.

 I would grow grasses en masse.  With a stream running through it.  Miscanthus corridor for that whistling,,haunting sound when in full flower.  To walk through that corridor in summer would be amazing.  

An orchard too.  

And everything would be grown in drifts.......bonariensis and heleniums disappearing Imto the dIstance

And a scented sitting area of hundreds of lavendars surrounding my cabin with open invites to my friends on the forum.  Of course, the view would be of the Cornish coast ...where else? 

What would eat Lupins?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:38

Slugs and snails Flower63.  They have been the curse of lupins this year.  Tonight with a torch ??ou will see them

Lupin

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 21:34

Hmmm!  some are at their best right now.  Those spikes  will be cut to the secondary ones soon.  When they have flowered I accept no more flowers this summer....possibly something in the autumn.  So I lift amd divide June/July Lyn.  I do this then because lupins deteriorate so quickly after flowering.  They simply arent worth looking at so dig  em up, dIvide amd grow on.  Cannas in their place or bonariensis or dahlias.  

I have smaller lupins which will flower a little later now but the sequence for me is just the same.  Much the same with some of the Pulmonarias.  I lift, divide and pot up into 2 or 3 litre pots and use the space for summer plants.  Ditto primroses...some of them

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