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Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:31

Lovely warm day again....where is this bad weather?  (Oops! Hope I haven't tempted fate? )

big gorse fire at fhe famous Carn Brea monument. Spectacular apparently

Lavendar  beginning to flower.  Every day something new is appearing 


Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:41

David, dont always grow sweet peas but always regard you as the expert.  It's the way things are that people don't always think to say thanks.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:38

Pruned large choisya, cut 2 lawns, moved and planted astramtia, planted dwarf kmiphofias, divided and both planted and potted Tissington White, and planted out a couple of echinaceas.  Got a giant white flowered osteospermum...pure white and about 4" across........and rooted cuttings have now produced flowering plants which have also been planted out.

How to rejuvenate a struggling azalea/rhododendron?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:32

Mother Hen, you have done the correct things so,I would simply let it be now to recover in its own time.  Keep it well watered during the summer.......rain water though! 

Large area Heather Planting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:28

I have a few heathers.....not an acre's worth so young plants for me.

i wish you luck will look fantastic in a few years Steve.  Hopefully, someone will have a solution for you so this will bump your thread up a bit 

How can I move mature shrubs

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:24

Frank, I move plants too whenever and whatever time.  However, ideally autumn is safest 


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:22

Goldilocks.....never fear.  The big bad bears won't come 

it's what they do....flower all red, flower all white and flowers red and white according to their whim.  Your plants will delight you this summer with red and white flowers 

How to tie a conifer

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 15:18

Paddy, use galvanised wire....not too thin, not too thick.  Tie it in to maintain its shape at bottom and mid way.  

I do this with taxus and junipers to keep them looking good.  Wires are not seen.  Adjust leaves to camouflage wires.

Ants in pots

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:31

I think we have to accept that we mostly just move ants on.  In pots water seems to make them pack their bags and move elsewhere.  

Often in a compost heap ...I think...there are dry spots that ants help create

Honeysuckle won't flower

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:28

So you water it Parky? most honeysuckles need a reasomable amount of water.  so, I think a lack of water 

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let's remember our birthdays folks 
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A REAL SCARE.......a body

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Oh no.....NOT AGAIN

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WATCH OUT...........

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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

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Anyone growing Colocasia Black Coral?

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3 new garden progs this week.......

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Anemone RUFFLED Swan

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Compassion yes....but get real folksThe

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The best onions from seed.....

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Forget the winter, wot you gettin?

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