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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 07:50

Hello folks

Grey, misty and cloudy here.  Sun is expected soon.

The gardens and Cornwall seems full of life and colour.  Lovely feeling of spring.

Plants due today

 

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:13

Affections important.  I kiss my eryngiums 

dahlia tubers in ground through winter question.

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:10

Yes think blairs is absolutely right. 

Both dahlias and cannas benefit hugely from an early start. Because its so mild here mine do stay inmthe ground and shoot early.  However, I also plant in large pots under polythene, GH or conservatory for planting out in mid spring.  They flower so much earlier then.

My aster looks ill :(

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 19:03

Can I say I agree with Dove.  However, I would wait a little while until signs of growth and then apply fertiliser.  I have come to this recently because it avoids applying caustic fertiliser on fragile new shoots.   A couple of slug pellets too would be sensible......applied now 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:59

Been nice day here...not so much sun but warm, dry and pleasant.

Plant parcel today....Paddocks Plants.....perfect condition and good value as always.  

Busy at foodbank ....very satisfying.  Lovely people working there and someone brought in some Jaffa cakes, just for me!    Had to share though    But enough to have a goodly few   

Bit of good news......bit of a,battle with a local Works wanting to expand.  He replied to me withdrawing his application.  (why do people not join in the fight ?  ...just me and one other who persisted). 

Should receive more plants tomorrow......int it excitin? 

Is this the dreaded Japanese Knotweed!! Ident and advise required

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

I've seen you on the tv Dove.

For the record it doesn't look like jap knotweed to me. 

Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:43

I do sit down sometimes with my plants and discuss politics. 

An ENVY thread....

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:18

Gardenjeannie, you drive a hard bargain......but yes yorkie puds added to pork cracling will buy my total affection 

I would urge anyone to look at linum perenne, the blue flax, and not admire its true blueness   

This morning the scent from daff cheerfulness.....I have quite a few of them....is amazing. 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 08:11

Hello fFORKERS

Stacey, I haven't really checked closely my echinaceas but I'm aware of one shooting. still but early for many things.

Looking bright and sunny morning.  Will get some more pruning done before foodbank calls 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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