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Where to go?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 20:22

I would love to see great dixter.  Christopher Lloyd was a one off.  His books I can read again and again

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 20:14

Very nice gardengirl.  

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 20:13

Hiya busy lizzie

I love gazanias.  They are hardy for me flowering a bit during the winter and a couple of orange ones are now almost in full flower again.  Suns out and gazanias are out

Course I'm serious!  They're things the old guys used to do on the allotments.  For runner beans stop slugs....I cook and liquidise potatoes and spread this at the base of the plants. It gives them a sort of beans n mash taste. Old proven methods.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:32

You cruel fairy Fairygirl.   Looks like it was very nice indeed.

Talking of slippers because I'm always wearimg out my socks my niece bought,me a pair of slippers.  I,used to go out in the garden sometimes in my socks......I should be in a home,really! I often,garden in my slippers.  They are,wearing out you think I could,take,them,back for a refund due to excessive wear? 

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:26

Yep they're the ones kev

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:25

Few more plants went in, staked garden peas, mulched the rows between carrots, onions, Beetroot,etc. and sprayed dilute milk around my tomatoes.  ( this gives,them a nice creamy taste;  did this last year but used vinegar to,give a tangy taste.  Next year,I will spray with chocolate)

Got heleniums still to put out but not quite sure where to put them's hiding their awful foliage that's making it difficult

Right Plant Wrong Soil !

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:17

Maybe not ideal but you can bury the pot and the p.ant will grow very well.  I do this with pieris and couple of rhododendrons.  They will last for years in largish pots.  I also do this with blueberries with great success.

I think it's a very good way of growing these plants in alkaline soils.  A sequestered iron in spring and amulch of ericaceous,compost or pine needles ensures success

replicating a little of what i saw

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:10

The thrift..armeria...does grow everywhere down here, Cornwall.

There are some nice cultivated darker pink, almost red, ones as well as white and a little one too...Can't remember it's name for mo. 

They should grow anywhere where there's good drainage and lots of sun. Easy to propagate too..just pull apart.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 19:04


You may think I'm bragging

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 13:34

You got a garden joslow?  

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They're bossing it now........

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