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Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:55

What plant porn Punkdoc?  ideas? In same boat...guess most of us are.

every year I look at something different....last year kniphofias.  This year persicarias.  Got a few black perennials too this year.  This brings me onto where and how to assimilate ophiopogon nigrescens in the garden....a recent thread.  Ophiopogon in a stone trough surrounding pelargonium Frank Field has been looking good for me recently.  Frank Field .....need to  check that name cos suddenly I sense name is wrong....with its green and white foliage and pink flowers goes well with black leaves of ophio, I think 

Newsletter problem

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 16:47

Not in trash, spam or junk.....just aint coming 

Newsletter problem

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 13:12

Oky doky Dove 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 13:11

Fairy....that's why I don't have wrinkles.......secret is in the steam 

milk?  I have gold  top to keep my cholesterol low.  3.1 at last count.  Love creamy milk, cheese, eggs, butter. I herd a diet rich in dairy is's  moovellous for me.  

Will divide and pot up a few hostas, geraniums and heucheras later 

Newsletter problem

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 13:01

I don't get these newsletters either despite ticking the appropriate boxes 

Wot's it all about.....?

Posted: 05/11/2015 at 12:49

oh no!  Another untruthful article to dare suggest the antarctic is not melting.  And silleeeee me for believing it . However, it is wetter today.  Darker too.  Yep!  Climate change is happening cos only yesterday it was dry 

many academics or experts I have met or heard  have presented as unworldly and naive.  

But our local Councillors are more impressive.......!!!  They have just cut all funding for libraries and leisure centres to save money.  however, they will be  spending £3 million upgrading city centre theatre and £17,000 to teach councillors  the Cornish language. 


Posted: 05/11/2015 at 12:26

Back for bite to eat. ,wet morning but will dry up soon.  

Hands and  knees for floors?  I love my steam mop.  Like working in the jungle.  Good for smoothing wrinkles on my bottom too.    

Liking those cheese scones Fritillary 






Posted: 05/11/2015 at 07:12

Hello forkers 

just back from early walk....dry n warm.  Lots of rain coming tho! 

Off before 8 for busy morn

Planting a conifer - help on selection

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 23:08

a1154, I think you should be looking at taxus or junipers. 

Taxus is a tough group responding to hard pruning so easily kept in check.  Not usually pyramid shaped though. ,junipers are also tough and many are the shape you want. 

Not a conifer but the hollies are naturally pyramid shaped, evergreen and tough.  Golden King, for instance, is a beauty and is without prickly foliage 

Mahonia Caress is flowering

Posted: 04/11/2015 at 19:36

foliage just looks tender, doesn't it? Cold east winds too much perhaps.   I feel confident it will be fine here.  Flowers didn't last long but, for me, it's about the foliage. 

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