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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:18

Tina, if I'm offered 6 plants tomorrow for the price of 3 I'm going to haggle for a deal and get them for the price of 12.  See, we learn such a lot from you....simply the best.....

Ill get my coat shall I?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:14

Leo,,great garden.  Loads of skill and passion there......lots of love and dedication to achieve such a standard


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:09

Janet, what a cracking colour.....very envious cos I domt have that colour here......and loads of spikes to come too


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:07

KEF you are missing out on a real treat if you don't grow lupins.  They are majestic flowers, huge impact eye catchers.  

The lupin aphid isn't hard to prevent.  First,met this one few years back and it is a large brute glaucous blue in colour.  A systemic insecticide before spikes open or a soap spray is effective.  

Along with delphiniums they are a feature of my garden right now....would miss not having them

Mind your own business

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 19:01

Pentillie, my namesake, verdone, has been going for years but I,think there are some more effective lawn weedkillers now.  I don't like it but Resolva is strong.  I don't use it for,that reason....viz., it also damages,the grass in the area of the treated weed whereas other lawn treatments dont.

Glyposate kills helxine where its not in the lawn.  

I dont' believe it!!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:56

Peter,  had you been drinking?  How do you know it was sunbathing?  Did you see a beach towel or sunbed?

Could it have been a reflex thing?  I've always assumed a sliced slug is a dead slug?  Not Australian/new zealand,flatworm?

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 18:51

Good evening everyone

Its been misty here most of the day....warm, humid but misty. 

Nowhere to plant them yet but going to nursery tomorrow.  The owner rang me to say she has some new ."exciting" echinaceas so got to have them.  Mind you, she couldn't remember their names so may not be too special anyway but sure I will buy something

I,hope weather is good for those coming to Cornwall.  It's supposed to be good.  

Mind you half of Cornwall is going to Glastonbury so the populations travelling at mo

Dead conifers?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:55

Osakazuki, bonsai is something I would,like to learn more about.  Maybe you could start a thread on them?  

Agree with sunnydayz....I really don't think it's such a great deal in removing them.  Pushing, pulling,pushing, rocking them...after digging out, great exercise. You can curse and swear and that gives you extra strength.  then cut them up and throw them Imto next door's garden.....or burn or take them to,dump.  Then a clear, clean site to design and plant up

Sad looking Ceonothus

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:46

Down here we see,lots,of huge ceanothus.  Eventually they go and they go,suddenly. I think the giants survive longest because they are not pruned.  Ceanothus don't really like it.  

I had Trewithen Blue a tree like Cornish variety.  Lovely for 10 years or so but then decided to die.  Big space to fill then.

Best to buy them as short term shrubs I think....take cuttings too.


Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:37

Wot can I say?....just a simple Cornishman.  Wot do I know?

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