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Posted: 06/07/2013 at 21:21

Thanks woody..will take all on board.  And woody, aren't you ashamed to have eaten so much.  No doubt you will eat as much tomorrow.  Seriously, you should keep a diary of your visits, your views, etc and publish it

Dying plants

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:20

Fairygirl, that's just what I was,thinking ...ivy and Acer wouldn't fall victim to same diseases or pests.  Daydaisy, have you been spraying nearby?  Is it accessible to other people?  I do,suspect human mischief

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:16

Fairygirl....I'm a cornishman....we don't "paddle".  To eat ALL the cake is bad.

KEF know what you mean about your sister.  Got a brother like that.

Tomorrow will be even hotter


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:08

GardenImg grandma, you won't regret more helleores. Let your OH enjoy his new lawn shaping.  It's what I like to do occasionally.  Considering a new border for the autumn already.  Wouldn't mind a truly HOT border with no guile, subtlety or modesty.  Just in your face reds, oranges, yellows including cannas, dahlias, echinaceas, etc. etc.  it would have to be a stand alone border and I need to prepare excuses for it. A fun border

Talkback: Mind-your-own-business

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 20:00

It should simply lift out.  Is it mind your own business or Azolla?


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:58

No keen.. Love these threads.  Theyre stimulating.  Got to be sharp though.  You and Salino are on good form.

Think carex pendula is a weed down here......well, actually it is.  Not overly keen, Keen!

Salino.  Maybe it's the way I tell 'em....or plant  em but villosum doesn't droop for me.  It's like a fountain.  Surprisingly...for me at first....I found it likes a bit of water.  Maybe that's why it drooped for you?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 19:47


Evening everybody.....what a scorcher!  It must have been 28 in some,hot spots here.

Watering in a bit 

So many visitors are going to be sore tonight.  We can tell who the visitors are....they just absorb every bit of sun not aware of how strong the light is here.  

Gardening grandma's always great to put in new plants isn't it?



Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:43

........bob good luck.  Sounds exciting.  Yes!  Photos will be good

Off now


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:41

Punkdoc....We beat the Aussies.   We thrashed them.  Lived in Aussie as a kid but I'm so pleased to beat them

Re cannas. I grow a few.  I,think the "secret" is poster them in large pots ASAP.  Luckily I can keep them in the ground where they get HUGE.  I split some in October and pot up and overwinter for pot,display.  Then they are some about to flower.....and imposing for the whole summer.  With tall grasses, bonariensis and other tall spikes cannas are eye catchers

Shooting off to beach for while....



Posted: 06/07/2013 at 13:31

Oh, keen.  I understand what you say about grass.  And you are right.  Moles must be a nightmare.....don't have that problem here.  And if it's dry....and we get a drought (fantastic if we do).......the lawn will look pretty awful.  So far lawn is lush, dark green and almost "tactlile" .....will go out there later im proud of it.  I guess it can be a chore....mine are cut twice a week but it's easy and quick and the resulting smell is essentially summer....but I actually enjoy it

This thread must have the longest posts ever!



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