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Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:55

Language gardening grandma.    And you look so nice too................

Ha ha

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:50

Yep, those Heucheras are addictive.  Got a few myself.  Those cats are just purrfect!

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:45

Evening folks.  KEF, yep I'm still seething too about tea drinker"s thug of a neighbour. Never liked bullies and like to see them put in their place.  I'm sure it will all get sorted......well, not sure but hope anyway.

Traffic in Cornwall is horrendous now.....all those visitors from England!  And they speak all propa like!  

Been lovely day here....prob 23 degrees.



Posted: 30/07/2013 at 16:56

Back from foodbank.....busiest yet.

My nose sniffed out some doughnuts being scoffed in the food store.  Managed to get a couple of them.....think I got someone else's but I was hungry and they were delicious.  Besides, the guy missing out was bit fat and I did him a favour really. The helper with Aspergers has already arranged his roast dinner for Thursday......he is one smart cookie!

Weather is beautifully sunny and warm here now.  Off to pick some beans for tea

Day Lilies

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 16:47

Must agree, day lilies are robust. Pest free and disease free.  I have a nice Pink variety too. I mentioned before,.....the variegated Golden Zebra is a lovely plant.

Pruning Variegated Holly Tree

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 16:42

With the all green shoots it is wise to remove them from source.....don't cut them but pull them off if you can.  I have 2 large hollies .....golden king and handsworth new silver.  I cut every year to their natural conical shape.  If I say so myself....and I do.....they look superb.  Evergreen. Eye catching. Adding "weight" and maturity to the garden.

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 09:18

Morning tattianna

I just think you are committed to a garden style you may regret by laying down a membrane.  It's not a solution to weeds.....annual weeds will love that environment anyway....and certainly brings it's own problems. 

I have removed membrane from friend's garden and a neighbour is currently trying to get rid of it.  The previous owner thought it great to cover her whole front garden with it so now it's a logistical problem moving gravel ...and what to do with it....and disposing of lots of that (awful) membane. Once removed her garden will come alive again!

Just give it bit more thought tattianna

Funny old world "gardening"

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 08:54

You are "smokin" today SMOKIN.  well said.  It is all about taste and goodness but satisfaction too in seeing thriving crops.  Picking tomatoes too now ....walking around garden and picking odd runner bean, tomato, gooseberry, blueberry, etc is so satisfying

Dead ceanothus

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 08:47


It sounds like the end for your ceanothus I'm afraid.  In my experience this is typical of ceanothus by suddenly dying.  Do the usual tests to confirm dead stems lower down.

For me, rather than live with a large dying or dead ceanothus for the rest of,the summer I would have it out.  Ceanothus quickly get to 10 ' again, depending on variety , but don't plant another in that spot. 

(you could wait and hope your bush will recover, checking it every day, etc., etc., but meanwhile you could have something nice growing there instead)


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 08:36

Morning is all about food's made me put on some toast.

Wet overnight and damp now but garden seems to have enjoyed it. Sun coming out later this morning.

Got an invasion of jellyfish type....down here on the beaches

Foodbank later

Have happy day everyone


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