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Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:32

An article today about mahonia soft caress has re-awakened my interest in this plant.  After researching it I thought it was a little too vulnerable to disease and flowered too sparsely. 

Anyone growing this?  Does it flower well?  Any problems? 

Onion weed

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 12:27

They smell strongly of onions, grasslike and prolific.  They spread by bulbs and seed.  They flower now right through to spring. Pauline, they are of the allium family and what a promiscuous family they can be.  Best dug up rather than pulled. 

Seaside Home

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:32

Barney, agree with Lyn. which Coast are you on?  I'm on the west Cornwall coast and your choice here would be a wider one 

Room 101

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 11:30

most politicians.  They should be replaced by business people who actually understand what they are doing.  And the monarchy.  Sorry folks.  I know for every anti monarchist there is a royalist but they really are a shambolic overpaid and over privileged bunch.


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 09:11

Nah!  I'm into elfy eating.   Porridge, sunflower seeds and banana.   Oh!  Donuts of course 

Onion weed

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 09:04


sounds like Triquetrum to me.  A pain.  Don't have it here but a friend has it amongst Her lavendar hedge.  Not sure glyphosate is very effective will kill the plants you see but persistent treatment is needed.  Digging out whole clumps with soil intact is effective before it flowers again.

Get  rid of it as soon as you see it or your problems with it will become much worse 


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 08:58

Hello forkers

very mild...almost warm this morning.  dry. No wind.    Spike is staring at me. he  wants his walk 

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 22:44

Primroses/Primulas in borders

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 22:36

Lyn, I expect the flowers to come.  Wait a while yet.  Same with violas

Birds .....sparrows?....peck out flower buds sometimes though.  If you suspect this is happening throw a net or grid over them


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:22

That boxing game sounds good Lyn.  Boxing is my passion ever since I lasted a round at a Fair as a teenager and winning a fiver...I think.  it was good because the Chinese whisperers college mates....made me win by a knockout.

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