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How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 12:00

hiya Bob

we always hanker after what we cant have, dont we?

a cottage garden is something I have never had.  not really had the right conditions for it and it takes a different mind set too I think.  a new understanding of how plants combine etc. but I would like to make one sometime.

i no longer have the room either for 3 separate beds for crop rotation so have to rotate in same area which is not the best way

couldnt give up my lawn though.............

ACER FLAMINGO

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 11:48

Hiya folks.  just been pinching out shoots on my acer flamingo.  i remember last year some doubted the wisdom of cutting it hard back every year.  some thought it would make it revert or even kill it

not only do I cut it severely every March but I also pinch out the leading shoots maybe 3 times during the summer.  this makes a very bushy and wonderful foliage feature in the garden.  It has already grown to 5' tall and 7' across and will grow at least 3' taller by summer's end

i pinch out the leading shoots on cotinus royal purple and eucalyptus gunnii too for the same reason, viz., it creates a dense mound of foliage.  to those who dont do this, try it

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:38

if I could cheer anyone up it would have to be you Dove so here it comes.

its very warm again here....going to get hot soon.  almost monotonous sunshine over past 10 days or so.  my stipa gigantea is loving it...its never looked so imposing

do you want to borrow my catapault for that dratted cat dove?  i know, wildlife etc., but nobodys looking.....lol

have lovely sunny day everyone..

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 08:34

acers.  grow a couple of them quite well but my garden is too near the coast to grow some of the yellow leaved varieties

and roses too...again cornwall is not the best county to grow these

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:32

I sense that ants will be a big problem again this year........worse than last year

not sure about the flour fairygirl

MORNING FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:37

i envy you folks who can sleep in.  i wake and I get up.  its so light in the mornigs now that im up early too.

had a swarm of ants in the kitchen and garden yesterday.....one off hopefully.  fly spray did the trick

Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium'

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:31

I bought this in my naive younger days.  convinced local nursery manager to stock this purple beauty.  he didnt know it then but my animated keenness persuaded him it was rather special

it seeds and it is a pest.  its not deep rooted so just dig it out making sure you take a good clump of soil with it

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:23

im worried woody....really worried.  did you get your hat back?..................

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:21

thats really nice Tina

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 22:18

hiya matty

dont think its a nursery open to the public anymore. the owner is just a fanatically keen grower of acers

like the family border idea......its lovely..your name?  matthiola....matty..ola?  scented stock?.......ill get my coat

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