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Posted: 13/05/2013 at 07:54

They do that for me too.  Maybe best to lift and pot up.  It's what I will do after flowering

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 07:53

Doesn't seem to work on my ipad.  Will try later on desktop.  Nice idea blackesf


Posted: 13/05/2013 at 07:41

Morning folks.

Exams seem to be the issue today so good luck to all involved...takes me back a bit

Will look at this map thread.....sounds interesting.

Weather looks ok......think there will be sunny spells at least.....sunny SPELLS Fairygirl?


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 23:33

Hey, that GillyL sounds German to me!  See, I'm Cornish and Im quick on stuff like that

Bind weed

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 20:00

Sorry folks.  Bindweed is not,difficult per plant.  I'm currently eradicating from a friend's    Neglected garden.  It's the amount,of bindweed usually that's the problem....the number of roots and shoots.  Spray or paint each time you see it.  I had,it suffocating my raspberries....I coiled it around sticks or gathered it on the soil and sprayed or painted.  When top growth has died cut it off and be aware of regrowth from other roots there and spray those rosettes.  Any glyphosate does it for me but I agree if you can get super strength type all the better.

Glyphosate works.

Going to try the theory of 2 cuts a week

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:53

BrummieBen, BrummieBen, BrummieBen,

The weedkiller will have done its job.  You just want to put your feet up and not cut that grass!  Cut it asap.  Keep it cut ...twice a week as you planned....starting now.  Leave it for 2 weeks and ??ou will have a jungle and the grass is likely to turn yellow.  Highish cut but not too high and keep next few cuts at that height.  Adjust after that to suit what you want

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:47

Looks like woodgreen had busy day.  Keen and intrepid.

Busy morning planting out runner beans and putting out few more perennials.  Grew orange bedder wallflowers too this year and they have best scent I think of the wallflowers.  Wallflowers have grown to make very large bushes smothered with flower

When the wallflowers go over the tender perennials will go in

Enjoy your evening folks

Slugs v Campanula

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:41

Chica, without salt they are revolting.  It's like eating pork without apple sauce or lamb without mint


Posted: 12/05/2013 at 19:00

Chicky, not sure what you mean by vase method. We Cornish are simple folk after all

I do use tops of prunings for cuttings......7 or so around rim of pot. I have also used basal parts pulled off but these are better in larger pots.

camellias leaves turning yellow

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:46

P. watts, I would suggest you cover your camelia with fleece when frost is expected.  I think it's frost and resultant rapid thawing that's the reason for your problems.

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