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Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:08

If you have the heart to how about removing the rhododendron and replacing it with a nice new border?

To mow or not to mow.........

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:06

Hey.  Dave, we WILL get an indian summer.. ,this summer won't go away in a hurry 

White stuff on my Apply mint

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 23:04

Cake dude 

Mint needs to have a regular water supply during the summer or mildew will be a perennial issue. 

As already said, cut leaves right back now. Clean around the base of the plant and water well.

If you pull out/off a few roots and pot them up now you can keep over winter for fresh mint supplies.

Osteospermum not thriving this year?

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:59

Yes charlieBot take cuttings right now. ,they will root fast and be big enough to survive over  winter in a GH. By mid spring they will make full size garden plants with flowering to,follow 


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 22:48

Would love to see your garden Woody.  Too far for me.  Have great time all,who do go.

Planting colour under rhododendrons

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 19:01


I would add compost to improve your soil,but not add lime.  Dahlias, lupins, delphiniums, and lots of perennials and shrubs would grow there.  Camelias,, dwarf rhododendrons,,azaleas,,kalmias, pieris too.  Some choice ferns as well.  

To mow or not to mow.........

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:13

Yes ..with blades set high.  Actually better to,mow than not .


Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:11

Woody, yes Cornwall couldn't quite do it today but appreciate you willing them to 

We'll be champions next year 


It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 15:00

Fairy, Just cos I've got a few donuts I'm now your favourite.  ?   Well, I'm highly suspicious......and greedy 

It's my birthday

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 14:58

Ooo, see my names been floating around. 

Bloomin hot here.  Will need to water so many plants later.  Not had the showers suggested yet plenty of sun......not really complaining though 

Could get cheese n onion  pasty fishy........sounds like you've earned it. 

Took my mum to day care centre today.  Found out last week she was taking paracetamol as though they were sweets.  Kept forgetting she took them. Tablets hidden now.  Also assessed her medicines and most of them warn of similar side effects.   Dropping her statins after  talking to her doc.  So, a combination of these changes seems to have improved her a little.  Unreal situation though,  isn't  it?   Tryng to convince myself my mother isn't a victim of dementia and that suddenly she will be her old self  again  

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