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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:28

Sorry highland jennie

Its. Lovely and warm....almost hot....down here.  Your turn will come though.  We often get mists comimg over from the sea in summer so when you are having a heatwave we will be enduring these.

Not getting 34 degrees though swallows nest.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:23

My stipa gigantea is full of floweriing stems.  Gigantea has a physical weakness at the first knuckle on the floweriing stems so each year I support with thin canes then they will flower upright til the autumn.  The golden oat grass is lovely plant. If you don't grow this then do.

Planted some perennials and hardening off my tender plants

spam issues

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:19

Cake.  Think Dove should have cake as spam monitor

I used to get extra milk for being dustbin monitor at primary school 

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:16

Hiya Pentillie

Weather in Cornwall is superb.  Hope it will be tomorrow etc for you.  Think it will be


Posted: 04/05/2013 at 07:51

Good mornimg everybody.

Misty/drizzle this morning.  Quite pleasant cos it's warm.  Supposed to be fine later.

thIngs in the garden moving quickly now...suddenly something is floweriing.  Today it's my Stipa Gigantea.

Runner beans will be planted out in a few days......

Enjoy the weekend folks

Viburnums, periwinkles, butchers broom, berberis in full shade

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 23:04

Exactly.  Camelias are very tough plants.  The flowers and buds do not like freezing followed by quick thaw....which early morning sun provides.  Not worth risking Camelias for this reason

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 23:00

Yes it will help you to enter the try try of Cornwall if you bring cake.  The more cake the longer you may stay

Nice one pentillie.  


Posted: 03/05/2013 at 22:56

Ecky thump

Viburnums, periwinkles, butchers broom, berberis in full shade

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:58

Djjjuk. Your site is hardly full shade....I assume you get 5 hours of sunshine or sunlight every day.  That's good enough for most plants, except  Mediterranean types, etc

No, Camelias won't like it there but azaleas, rhodododendrons, pieris, andromedas, and blue hydrangeas will.

Potentillas will cope with that situation as will many yellow foliage shrubs like berberis aureus. Choisya sundance and the yellow leaved mock orange.....they won't scorch in the late summer sun.

Aconitums will do well there......hellebores. Astrantias. Asters like frikartii monch and rudbekias like Goldsturn thrive there.  Acteas with their dark foliage and scented white or pink spires, astilbes.....well, most plants could be comsidered there

Scented shrubs like daphne and sarcoccoca will be fine too

Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 19:26

Looking at your photo beccrow I think cotinus royal purple would look good there.  It would Partially lean on your fence.  I have one growi g against a block wall and  from late spring to autumn it is a wonderful purple sight.   Alongside a yellow ivy, Buttercup, would cling flat to the fence to provide nice colour comtrast.  In front of the ivy or anywhere plant eucalyptus gunnii for a perfect purple, yellow and powder blue foliage affect

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