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Posted: 13/07/2013 at 07:55

Huya mike

Yes  nip out the tips.....just as with runner beans etc.between forefinger and thumb ...nice and cleanly done.

Hampton court show

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:25

What did you think of the Hampton court shows this week?

I prefer the informality of it compared to Chelsea but there was very little about the actual plants again, for me.   I also found it, ESP tonight's prog, almost depressing.  So much about the demise of everything, the gloomy outlook for people and the planet.  So many "themes" too.  Too many gardens designed with heavy elaborate structures instead of focussing on plants.  I could use more hard landscaping in my garden I guess but it's the softness of plants that I enjoy and that's what I wanted to see at the Hampton court show.  Sometimes the experts miss the essence of gardening.....failing to understand that many of us simply want to drool over the plants


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:12

Thanks rose.  Enjoy the hot weekend


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 21:07


Welcome to the forum

So, I was right...Tinas plants are cannas.  Me, right again. Mustn't gloat.  Well, just a little.  No, a lot!  Ha ha  fairygirl.i would offer you rolls n cheese but I am rather greedy.  If I sent ??ou some,there would be less for me.  Simple Maths and logic.  

I have a few varieties of cannas ...all with variegated or coloured foliage.....but I'm now tempted to get more.  Nothing quite like them in late summer.....8 or. 9 ' flower spikes right through to December sometimes.  Exotic looking folkage 


Dahlia problem

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:54

Could be earwigs too.  You can spay but a plastic pot filled with kitchen tissues or straw upside down on a cane will trap them.  Try it John

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 20:49

Evening forkers

Still very hot.  Picking g masses of blackcurrants for freezer.

Hope all those with health problems are improving.  Today had reason to call on elderly neighbour.......wanted to borrow £5000 but not seen her for year or so !!!......and was shocked at her appearance.  Very frail and poorly.  Also another neighbour there, much younger, and she has suspected brain tumour.  Bit of a shock. So much can change in life so quickly can't it?  Going to make sure I look in bit more on these two from now on. Sorry nothing to do with gardening

Buddleia opened it's flowers fully today and another echinacea too.  Runner beans at last forming.  In all this hear the lawns are still green.....for now!


Clearing c

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:41

Julia, I would take cuttings it now.  The rhododendron?  Iit should easily move if size is as,you,say.  I,would leave the rest in your garden


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:38

Aside from picking them off spraying is the only solution to,lily beetle.  

My Blackcurrants taste like chicken

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:36

Liggylaura, I think it's just that blackcurrants are never eaten raw....unusually for a fruit


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 12:34

Tina  did say CANNA in CANNAS.  What is she like??

KEF, so I must be a "soz" .......!

Inside fresh rolls, loads of butter and cheese n cucumber and a big glass of gold top milk.  And reading posts on the forum.  It must be 26 or more here already.  So far, plants seem to be enjoying it as much as us.



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