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Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:16

Not cold here folks 

Been busy......cut lots of plants down, potted up several dahlias, salvia patens, cacalifolia, Amistad, uliginosa, etc., split a few cannas, , divided some grasses  and potted them, planted  more wallflowers and stocks, etc.  so, what looked like a full border is now not so full but ready for hellebores and daffs to start doing their thing.

Several potted azaleas and Rhodos showing loads of buds.....spring ,is just around the corner 

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 18:02

I was thinking of's short lived perennial. 

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 17:16

When you have cut or loosened a root or two ??ou will be surprised at much easier it will be. 

What to bring in over winter

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:44

Hiya Robin

The marjoram if of reasonable size should be ok outside....same too,for rosemary. ,bring the rest in if small. 

Chaenomeles won't budge

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:39


Best to get it out.  Can you get some help to do it?  Just keep working around it.  Using secateurs to cut those roots that seem immovable.  Pulling, digging, cuttgng, levering ....eventially it will come.

I have never yet let anything beat me...plant, tree, shrub.  Stubborn determination wins in the end.

To plant there without removing it will just create problems.  Then,,when will be .....put plenty of goodness back into the soil before replanting.  

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:31

17 degrees late morning.  Sunny and feeling very warm.  Clouding over but still nice


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 11:51

Fidget, yes.  Sit down and eat those chocs.  I've heard that  combination is very good at relieving pain .......hope you recover soon 


Posted: 04/11/2013 at 11:49

Hiya punkdoc, ??ou should be back down here in Cornwall.  It's 17 sunny and dry.  Just come in for early lunch but I am hooooot.  

Yes I know what you mean about the robins following you around. ...move a piece of soil, lift a plant, and a robin is there almost on your feet.  Lovely isn't it Doc? 

Too late to plant bulbs?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 08:39

I think daffodils need to be in now. ,if you can't get them in the ground pot them up. 

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 08:36

Oh sorry Ianiey2, meant to say hi and welcome to the forum. 

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