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Dead Leylandi

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:17

It will give good framework to clematis Montana for years to come.  I've done just that......incorporating a wigwam of galvanised poles for when it does break down.....and the old 7' leylandii cannot now be seen. 


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 16:13 the pot.

Some red pelargoniums for the summer would look good in it.  An annual planting means it will look vibrant all summer long

 Like the name "dads pot". too.

My sister's ashes are on a high part of the towans near me.  Can see Godrevy lighthouse, my bungalow, the sea and St Ives bay from's called "mums place" named by her children

Your pot ..whatever is in it....will be a great solace and a lovely link to your dad.

Talkback: How to deter carrot root fly

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:19

Carrot fly shows as yellowing foliage.  Of course it's when you pull the carrots and see the damage.

My carrots are covered from seed sowing time until mid June when I'm pulling carrots.

Those batches not being pulled remain covered.  

Fleece is foolproof, easy and organic

Trying to replace a shrub but unable to find the name of it.

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:12


I still cannot recall the name of my Teuchrium.....I usually remember or have the label....but it is silvery white with bright blue flowers, now beginning to form.  "azure" rings a bell as part of its name.  I know it to be a dwarf form and much more silvery leaves than normal.  

I have a feeling I had it on line.


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:04

Magpies like dunked food too.  My dog does the same

Pruning shrubs

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 11:01

For me, I prune flowered stems only.

Prune back to where new shoots can be seen.

Flowers for next year are made on growth made this year.  It is important that 

Pruning is not soon as flowers are over prune then.  The sooner this is done the more ripened wood to flower is formed

Sorry to disagree with above but to,keep forsythia as a flowering and not just a leafy plant it needs correct pruning.  My pruning has already been done

red onions

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:50


Yes gently move some soil away and check onions are still there.  The soil has been cold and things are moving now. You want the tips of the onions to be slightly above soil level.  I expect them to be showing green shoots now or soon

For first time I'm growing onion PLANTS.  Put them in last week and they are growing fast. Have high hopes for them.....seed sown onions are superior to my opinion

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:42

GardenIng grandma

No, you were LAST on the evening

Anyway have a good day.....

best cherry tomato?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:39

Morning salino

Not tried suncherry.  Maybe I will next year.  This year I will grow the best tomatoes ever and masses of them.........!


Posted: 05/05/2013 at 08:35

Morning everyone

Andy, that will confuse people seeing 2 of you working on greenhouse!

Fairygirl that's nice using your dads enamelled pot to make a pool.  Sentiment is so important.  My sister died 18 years ago just after giving birth. I wrote a book about her for her now grown up daughter and today is the day I will give it to her.  The people in our past are still so important.

To lighter's sunny and warm again.  No wind.  My dog is pressurising me to take him across the Towans, maybe even to the beach.  

Have lovely bank holiday weekend everydoby

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