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Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:41
Puncdoc, I too love Christopher Lloyd. He seemed such a gentleman too but his style of writing was inspiring.
So puncdoc, all bright, clashing colours now and elton John specs??

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:38
What have I done? Everyone is changing their forum names.....but what an improvement.
Mummymuddypaws, I share your anger about treatment of dogs. And I speak out about it too when I see it. Not so long ago this guy beat his dog with his lead when it did not come to him when called. I yanked his lead from his hand and asked him if he knew how painful it would be to,his dog and would he like me to demonstrate on him?
My dog is never hit, shouted at or frightened by me. He responds by sheer love n loyalty.
Maybe I should,change my name to Angry man........

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:47 an alternative to cordyline or Phormium I agree with Dove about ornamental grasses too. I simply love grasses and grow several. Consider a beautiful blue grass called Elymus's also evergreen and still match blue convolvulous. Or, how about carex Comans Bronze? This has a fountain of fantastic foxy red foliage. I grow this in a container myself.
For the bees Ryan, why not grow some annuals in terracotta pots at the base of your zinc ones? I rest my case!

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:05
Rosa simple mpc is fine

Garden Planters

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 14:01
Simple classy style containers....I would plant a single red cordyline or Phormium in one with convolvulus mauritanicus .....purple blue cascading flowers all summer....flowing over the side
Convolvulus cneorum .....lovely velvety silver foliage and pure white flowers another.
Three upright red pelargoniums in the third.
A classy trio. Little watering.
Top dress the lot with white gravel or blue slate


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:24
Nice post Red Dahlia. I enjoyed that.

Alstroemeria (Peruvian Lily)

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:21
Rosa, not sure if acid or alkaline soil is important. I guess very acid soil would not be good.
I have always thought they need good nutritious soil and sunshine. When in good growth i try to give them a mulch but often forget! Mine are in such conditions and flower for ages.

Hellebores - when to feed

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:12
Hey, everybody's becoming a helleborholic.
Bev's hellebore picture looks good....don't have that in my collection so I will be around in the middle of the night to grab it.
Ryan, dont forget....the old garden motto.....spend as much on the hole as the plant (or did I just make that up?). The more goodness you can put into plantIng hole the better your hellebore will be.
Just planted hellebore this morning and plenty of dried manure, compost and fish blood n bone was used. And, even though it's cold, I watered it in really well. Will mulch in a few days when it's all settled too

Forum names

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 11:03
Dmball, not too far from st Ives I guess. Born in a castle? Do we Need to call you sir? I agree with FloBear, Pentillie is a good forum name
That road you describe..Zennor, cape Cornwall etc is bit wild, windy and inhospitable to plants although in that area a relatively well known garden has been created.
Maud, so we have learned something g about you too today!
Nigelcoad now punkdoc? That's more interesting. I imagine your colour schemes will now dramatically change to shock!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 08:55
Confratulations tattianna. Enjoy your special day

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