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Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:07

Yvie!   Gulp!  It has been cloudier and misty today.  Very warm, even humid though.  Hope cornwall is good to you.

growing chilli seeds

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:04

So,, hotter the better Stacey?  Plenty of water and feeding?  And keep potting on?

Poor quality plugs

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:02

We have all had a moan about T & M.....only a small minority are satisfied Marion.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 16:00

Hallelujah Susan. Besides we have done presenters to death, haven't we?


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 15:57

Heard of water droplets! 

First year growing kmiphofias but I have researched I do for everything I grow. 

i agree with Susan.  If you want to grow them then do,so in the open ground.  There are better suited plants for pots.  Although they want good drainage they also meed good moisture during the growing period.

i grow all sorts of plants in pots as a temporary state.  For anything long term lilke knips then no.  .  

Late Begonias not Geraniums!!!

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:47

Not you again Tingly......ha ha

What have you done so far with your begonias?  I assume they are the right way up? They should not be covered with compost/soil.  Do they feel firm?   not soft?  They should be showing lots of buds now.

i grow a different sort of begonia...small flowered "bonfire" cascading type..but they have been oitside for several weeks now and several inches high with flowers not too far away.  Yours should be seen to be doing something now


Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:19

Hello forkers 

damp morning......light drizzle.  Feeling warm and I'm confident the sun will emerge.  I dont really mind....growth is at its maximum now so sun and a little rain is perfect.  Plants have enjoyed this salvia patens though have been slower this year so far

Slow coach hardy geraniums

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:14

Yes but I was only testing!  I knew really. 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:12

I'm really beginning to feel for Monty Now.

it seems to be our "way" that we build up our sportsmen/women, celebrities, presenters and then knock them down again.

I dont care what anybody wears......

Been knipped.......

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:07

Ever since Monty planfed a couple of kniphofias recently I have gone knip crazy.  well, sort of!.  In a way........

A plant I have always scorned has now an appeal for me.  Still needs,careful siting I think and I haven't really gone mad about them. Their foliage is not exacrly handsome and I still have some misgivings but I have added a couple,to my garden.

Tawney King,,simply because Monty stirred my one, Toffee Nosed another   and Mango Popsickle (I looked into some time ago)  are my selected varieties.

any comments folks?  Any photos folks? Like or dislike?  Where have you planted them?  Curious to kkkkkknow 

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WHAT IF.........

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Why I resort to online purchases....

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Not more photos.....

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Nematodes for carrots....

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Been knipped.......

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There's orangey........

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Flabbergasted....thought I would have a heart attack

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Oh no.....not again...

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Oh eck!

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