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Posted: 06/06/2013 at 08:02

morning folks

hiya pottie, havent been to royal cornwall show for years...have fun.  weather will be hot n sunny all through to weekend

bit breezy down here but warm ..just lovely

got to be a chauffeur again so no garden work for much of the day. friend gave me some stock plants that i will grow on for scent over winter and spring.  will give her a plant in return. i think thats always in her mind when she gives me plants...she gets something even better!  suspicious me

enjoy your days folks


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 20:09

hope she is ok.

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:48

jess, have they recently been planted?  newly planted things need tender care for their first season 


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:46

oh dear! does your wand really have powers Fairygirl?  I am sorry for all the wicked things and asspurs, asper, aspershuns, asp...all those doubts I have expressed about you.  I think someone has used my name to make those remarks.  prob Tina but that's just between us of course.


Planting out Salvias

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:41

those blues are worth growing but tender so need overwintering next year in greenhouse

Burnt Flamingo Willow

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:39

also water well.  willows like moisture and, as nut said, those beautiful leaves are also deficient in chloryphill the green ingredient that protects against strong sun.  its such a lovely shrub though with persicara red dragon beneath it, that its worth the little effort of adding water

what now?  water well and feed.  new growth should emerge so cut any twiggy bits that do not re-clothe.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:34

weather was great then clouded over and then got sunny again...still is.  

evening everyone.

anyone grown eupatorium chocolate?  I know I should start a new thread but I is lazeeee.  I have a lot of purple, brown, copper leaves but am tempted by this one.  got the right spot, next to miscanthus variegatus, but am interested to hear others' opinions of this plant

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:28

look, although a few are saying this company sent good stuff, generally this is a supplier best ignored.  there are better companies out there


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 19:26

yep my inspiration pink just opened.  my neighbour has a garden full of seed raised ones


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:19

good morning everyone.  warm and sunny here.  total blue sky but more breeze.  humid yesterday and overnight. if some of you arent getting the sun its fairygirl's fault.  her magic is waning..her wand is nothing more than a broken bamboo cane.  I'll sort this out and send the sunshine everywhere today.

i think dove is going to enjoy her retirement...detect she is looking forward to it...slightly!

wont be gardening today but on my travels will look in on couple of nurseries.  for what though I dont know...that gardener's itch to buy something new!!!!!!!

so have nice day folks

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