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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 16:23

Misty here all day so far ...warm though, pleasant but the rest of Cornwall is basking in brilliant sunshine. 

My parcel from Paddocks duly arrived on time.  I was given a one hour delivery slot....brilliant.  As always plants arrived I. Excellent condition.  Wouldn't be available locally. Already added Paddocks to the  good guys thread

cut front lawn...don't need Hostafan's ride-on mower! 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 14:54

foreground Tiarella, hebe, hemerocallis, berberis and azalea



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:38

Planted out parsley, more lettuce and planted out gaillardia goblin and osteospermum Greek variegated ......lovely pure white sparkling plant to front a purple plant

strim and mowing order

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:34

A no brainer.  Strim or edge first then mow.  Mowing then tidies it all and creates a neat edge.  Why mow first????

Giant Lupin Aphid

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:31

Could not do without lupins.  In full flower they are wonderful 

2 belfast sinks to use

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:29

I have a few old ceramic kitchen sinks.  I covered them with a tufa mix a few years ago......cement and peat......and they now look like old stone troughs.

currently I grow nemesis, diascias, pelargoniums etc in them but I intend to use them for alpines thus autumn.  

For each trough you need to plant similarly required conditions.  once grew a few alpines but will research again to grow some little "gems" there.   A trough could house  6 to 8 alpinews and look fantastic.

whether you use your sinks for ponds or alpines is your choice.  Why not have one pond and one alpine for now.  

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 12:18

sunpatiens are a vigorous......very vigorous ......and disease resistant type of Busy Lizzie.  I'm not really an annual fan but these look good for containers.  I have not long planted outside trough  and theor vigour is obvious.  Got white arriving this week too .

euphorbia?  Rubra...varieties of it.....and polychroma are superb.  As is Tasmanian Tiger.  Griffithii is a weed.  

Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:30

Nothing better in the shade though for flowering.  Trying sanpatiens this year .......


Posted: 15/04/2015 at 08:29

Misty here but that will burn off quickly.  26 degrees forecast for South East ....more pleasant temps here I think 

salvia Guanajuato and Agastache Sangria coming today. Told that heleniums wont be dispatched until end of April.......cold nights apparently have delayed their growth.  my heleniums are already several inches tall. 

Prob not much gardening today.....will,cut grass cut again later though.  What better smell than that of newly cut grass?

have good day everybody 


Am I grumpy cos.....

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 23:52

Once made a pink Busy Lizzie ball ha ging basket ....looked amazimg. ,I had a load of cuttings from a friend for it so cost me nowt. 

Discussions started by Verdun

Been knipped.......

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Last Post: 23/05/2015 at 02:59

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

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 19:34

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:26

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

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 11:45

Oh eck!

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Last Post: 13/05/2015 at 21:56

I love the Royals......

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Last Post: 05/05/2015 at 07:46

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

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Last Post: 04/05/2015 at 09:48

Best herbaceous foliage

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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 18:31

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Last Post: 17/04/2015 at 10:16

Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Last Post: 09/04/2015 at 20:13

Hey! Looking good

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 17:56

Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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Last Post: 02/04/2015 at 19:04

a good turn needs to be considered......

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Last Post: 05/04/2015 at 19:38

Serious reminder folks....

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Last Post: 25/03/2015 at 19:45

Smog going to get us?

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