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Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:39

Sorry Prim.  I have been a little mischevous today, haven't I?  

but it's Saturday tomorrow and I love Saturdays 

Bargain time of year!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:36

Love astrantias too Beaus Mum.  Check out Superstar ....lovely vigorus white...and it will go well with your hydrangea.  But my own favourite is Jumble Hole...unlike any other I think.  It's one I will be dividing in a month or so.  It's been flowering non stop since June

Clematis Montana

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:30

I have moved montana successfully...quite large in fact...but I think it better not to. I would not advise it but I do do it.  if you are sure you want to try it go for it but wait until the autumn, mid September.  The soil will still be warm.  

Just for info though....often when I have moved clematis I have found they have grown again from pieces still left in the ground.  A sharp saw or serrated knife straight through the root system can produce a couple of large plants.  



Bargain time of year!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:17

Excellent but dont overlook the local nurseries.  ,you can get some real bargains from September onwards.

the very best bargains of course are your own plants....divide in autumn for plants for free.  Most everything can be divided.  Swap divisions with neighbours and friends too.  

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:11

primrose.........  I'll be good now I promise 


I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 23:08

JIMMY, most of our milk is coming in from Europe.  If not careful farmers will lose their market share and never reclaim it.   If foreign milk was banned and our only supply was british watch how the prices soar.   Loyalty should go both ways

for the record I buy gold top milk..jersey milk..and happily pay a premium for it.  I argue for the hard up families who consume large quantities of milk.  Prob the same families currently using their local food banks.

I remember a few times when we were urged to buy British....meat, eggs, and manufactured goods. We didn't even support our car industry by buying enough british cars.

I make a point of trying to support local shops...DIY for example.....but the range of goods offered is not great.  Local farm shops are expensive and when I tried to support them I found much of the produce was stale (bread for example was not clean or fresh). It was often of poor quality but sold with the ticket we are supporting our own. Service was not good either.  

When push comes to shove we simply do NOT support our own despite loud howls to do it. 

Look at the pound shops many on the forum buy from them?  Price is important and we should not be hypocritical about that. 

Market forces determine price....what other system should we have?

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:29

Forget Jacks magic.  Forget the feed. For miscanthus and carex forget the sandy soil. I also think the hype for square holes is silly.....what next square pots to,replace all round ones?......far better to loosen the soil in the rootball.  

O Verdun, Oracle of All the Grasses, hear me!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:39

Yes put in the ground miscanthus and carex, B3

stipas .....tennuissima, ? overwintered in gh in pots


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:01

Ah! Penny has dropped. You girls are too clever for this simple cornishman so I'm off to do some chores 

I'm with Morrisons

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:59

Without the supermarkets food prices would be very high.  

I realise nobody here uses the supermarkets on principle. It's good though because you're all keeping the small shop keeper in business.

......sorry folks. I say it as it is and with respect 


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