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Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 22:39
That was a sad time Salino. Had to watch my young sister suffer over 18 months..go from vibrant young 30 to death at 32. A roller coaster of emotions. Yep, you keep going or you go mad. I have plants in the garden she liked too for flowers or scent. Can't grow I said....but I tried desperately to keep one called Happy Child ..lovely scented yellow and the name because of the 2 children she left behind.
We need to look forward but to remember those in the past too.
Nice talking to you Salino

Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 22:28
I think Hollie hocks got that just right

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 22:24
Forum is slow tonight. Wonder if Daniel knows about it.....come in mr Brumbull, your department I think.

japanese knot weed

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 21:26
I understood you contact council if you have Japanese knotweed. Down here all kinds of herbicides, weedkillers and treatments are being tried. This is a real thug. I'm not sure there is an effective control yet

new border for boring garden

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 21:18
Sue, deutzias are one of my favourites... I grow scabra plena. Impressive white flowers. Vetchii is similar I think. Another favourite of mine on your list is choisya
Looks like you've chosen plants pretty well there. Glad you tested your soil too
I think I would plant that Acer.....prob get shot because they are good container plants.....and to associate choisya near it. The Acer could make an even better focal point if in the ground. Or, leave it in its pot amongst other shrubs. .??

Keeping p,ants compact

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:52
No, cut them all. It might seem drastic but it soon regrows. Too many mahonias I see are sooooo tall and lanky with flowers in the sky

Jet Stream finally moving up

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:48
Blackest can you be our weatherman from now on?
Brilliant if it happens

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 20:43
Bob, thanks, will check them out and get one.
Rain, that's so sad about phoebe..16 years is long time.
I have Labrador 10 years old and it will very sad day when his time comes. Mummy muddy paws got lot happening there

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 19:45
Hey, I heard that dove. Pardon! Was reading but looked like I was sleeping.
Evening FORKERS. Hope everyone had good day
Gardengirl you have been busy. Don't worry we are all behind with planting, seed sowing etc
Have you seen Salino's garden ? And his roses? I've never grown roses that good
Gardening grandma....this fat club? Is it really a restaurant? Ha ha

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 19:36
Salino, yep Cornishman though n through with a little bit of Aussie.
You're a real star Salino because you're right...roses just don't grow well in Cornwall. But you've done it to perfection.
I've tried roses but they all failed on me. Shame...I would love a rose garden
What part of Cornwall is that?
Must be inland a bit......maybe mullion way?

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