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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 13:36

No MrsG.....hostafan is not a bad influence.......   I agree with him so get those cannas in asap.   Sooner they're in the better they will be.  Here they are growing with lots of vigour to flower before July

been lovely here too.  Gaura duly planted.  What better in a sun baked border in mid summer?  Better than annuals and will survive the winter to flower next year and give me cuttings for even more plants 

too many visitors today.....hmm!  That sounds ungrateful but lookee here...not one brought me a donut.  wot can I say????

 

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:26

One plant is lush....tall,,bushy and about to flower. The others are less than half the height, less lush but flowering.  My feeling though is that these weaker plants are struggling for some reason.  I have mulched and fed them more gemerously so will monitor how they perform

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 08:22

Booooooootiful morning.  

Off with Spike in a mo

prob planting out gaura whirling butterflies later.  Lovely light and airy plant for the summer.....and hardy here too 

have good day everybody 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 18:43

Glad cornwall was good to you Yvie.  Only rain here though was late morning.....poured down for an hour but then dramatically became a glorious day.

Foxglove

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 18:20

Hello Pam

remove flowered spike as soon as it starts to go over and more flowers will form.

supermarket plants

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:57

 

Patrick, this happens most everywhere.  Look on it as an opportunity to get plants CHEAP.  Obviously,,not the dead guys but those plants wilting, etc. yet you feel you can recover just make an offer for them.  the manager usually will be glad to be rid.  

Especially early in the season small plants can quickly look poor but I often get them for next to nothing and with potting up and watering they make great plants later.

missed a bargain today though.....oh, so very sad . My neighbour just picked up 2 £10 cakes for £1 each.  He could see me dribbling profusely but still offered me nothing 

supermarket plants

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:55

Patrick, this happens most everywhere.  Look on it as an opportunity to get plants CHEAP.  Obviously,,not the dead guys but those plants wilting, etc. yet you feel you can recover just make an offer for them.  the manager usually will be glad to be rid.  

Especially early in the season small plants can quickly look poor but I often get them for next to nothing and with potting up and watering they make great plants later.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 17:45

Hot afternoon.  Cut grass.

Divided Tiarella.......bought last year and now have 4 good size plants that already have been planted.  Last year they flowered at least twice so expecting same this year.  to those who buy plugs/bare roots, this Tiarella purchases locally for about £6 produced loads of flowers for 2 seasons and now works out to £1 50 per plant.

Pruning Conifer Hedge

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 12:24

....and blackbird song is lovely. 

where to put slug pellets

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 12:21

Less is definitely more re pellets.  As Bob said, if they are under a slate or something the pellets will last longer and birds will be safe.  Besides what looks worse than slug pellets in the garden?

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