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Where is Autumn?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:56

Nanny,,it seems some people did have an awful summer but here it was great.  Including the autumn we have had a long warm spell since spring.  

Cornwall has lots of micro climates......from very exposed to very sheltered....but all in a mild climate.  Here in winter if could be above freezing yet a mile or two further east it could be freezing.  Often rain passes by here to offload elsewhere.  

Nanny, I still have cannas in flower ......since mid summer in fact 

Grow Blueberries in Pots or Direct in Garden?

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:47

Nanny Beach I think Blueberries are hardy enough.  Fruit cage is a good idea.....I had masses of fruit but a greedy blackbird took most of them.  I was late in netting.  


Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:43

hello forkers 

wet morning.  Cooooooold later 

So a new planting area when tree men doeth their work.  Ideas?  

Bare root roses

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 20:06

Agree.  The soil is still warm.  They will be fine Sammymummy 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:55

terrible thing what they did to your son Winter.  The bad guys rarely get what they deserve.  The victim rarely gets justice. 

New Lawn

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:22

But not if frosty John.  

If weather is dry but grass is wet from dew etc.,,go over the lawn with back of a rake to  knock off the dew before mowing. leave for a couple of hours though. 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:18

Runny, good your son is in good spirits and that the owners of this savage dog have been approached by the police. 

hosta you need to do what suits you.  If you want to kill your OH then do so.  Nobody will find out.

forecast confirms freezing weather later tomorrow.  Still have lots of tender stuff out there.....sunpatiens,,for example, that have been flowering for months, salvia guanjuato and the like 


Posted: 19/11/2015 at 18:11

Bet that needled you Edd.  

Dampish sort of day .....drier this pm.

Got couple of helleborus niger in bud and flower. ,partially obscurred by summer perennials....think they are Potters Wheel.  Happy to see them though...they are a little unreliable here. 

Echibeckias still in flower suggesting they will be good value all through next summer. Orange/brown flowers should be good with blue 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 13:17

I eat ricin krispies.....not affected me 

Where is Autumn?

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 11:56

Envious of your apace hosta......will look superb 

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