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The Canny Gardener

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 19:16

That's ok.  If you had good service stick with them.  We all have our own experiences to go by Shropshirelad

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 19:14

Evening everybody. Can't win em all.

Busy day one way or another but managed to squeeze in a nice lunch with my niece today. And got to use my new hedgetrimmer......with the telescopic handle.  Seems very good.  Would have liked to show off with it but no audience...drat!

Very humid here to day and more so now.  couple of cannas are now more than 8' tall..amazing how quickly they grow ESP over the past 10 days or so.  Intend to get some more varieties.  They,thrive in mild Cornish climate.



Posted: 14/08/2013 at 19:04

Lovely garden mrs Garden. You can't ditch the trampoline though. So much fun.!


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 16:03


Loads of pretty hardy grasses.....stipa Tennuissima looks wonderful all summer at about 40 cm high. And nice dark green evergreen foliage. Hackonochloa is a beauty......not evergreen but hardy. Beautiful yellow folkage marked with orange in summer.  Good in pots too. In your half shade this would be perfecf if there is reasonable moisture. Carex testacea is evergreen ...lovely olive colour.  Bowles golden grass is a stunner, everything about,this plant is yellow.....yellow swaying flowers in spring over bright yellow foliage and it loves shade.  Check out elymus magellanicus....this has truly eucalyptus blue foliage that,is evergreen.  The colour on this grass is as blue as any foliage can be.  Some red grassss include Imperata red baron....Japanese blood grass...which is stunning in my garden right now.  Other reds are uncinia unciniata  rubra. Carex buchanii, and comans bronze form.  There are loads of tall and very tall grassss that are,hardy ....check out the miscanthus family and Calamagrostis group.  And a stipa called gigantea that truly is eye catching from spring to autumn at a height of 7' plus on a delicate, translucent plant.  


Posted: 14/08/2013 at 08:22

Dove, you may be counting the days off but did you know,you have another year to,go? forgot the year count!!

Morning everyone.  Damp, cloudy and humid here. Got new hedgetrimmer yesterday and anxious to use my new toy but it's supposed to be fine later so I'll have fun then.

This has to be the best summer for many years ....what do you think?.....and plants seem to have enjoyed it.


What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:57

Ok, not the star in my garden but Alan Titchmarsh is the star today.  What a lovely and inspiring programme his Love your garden was this evening.  Beautiful planting and wonderful emotions.  Brilliant mr Titchmarsh 


Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:54

See James!   Everything comes to he who waits. 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:53

I am shocked by today's news. Terribly shocked.

Tina had 2 belgian buns...two!.....and ate both.

(he he he......had couple packets of chocolate fingers at foodbank today...those "fabulous" ones.   Just to try of course)

Well done losing weight GG.  

Sad time Chicky........hope you get something nice at the nursery.  Went to a funeral few years nephew who was 25.....and got a dicentra spectabile in remembrance of him.  It always flowers so well and at the time of his passing too, viz., February



Posted: 13/08/2013 at 21:41

I was about to post the same imfo as zoomer.  Pinch the tops out to encourage  fruiting and less growth.  

are you feeding?  You may be over generous with feeding.  Think bees are the culprits though.  

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 13/08/2013 at 18:55

Second too...I'm chuffed.

Busy day at,foodbank again. Picking loads of produce now.  Moved some perennials to slightly more perfect situations..if they settle as they should, summer transplants are ideal as,you can place them exactly where you,want them.

Oh,  good evening FORKERS

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