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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:13

You in Cornwall Gardeners Boy?  Like a walk along the beach myself and in a few minutes I am there.  

rhodenderums

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:10

In this case yes.  It shouldnt even notice the move unless roots are congested,

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 20:03

Anything taken from someone else,without their permission or knowledge , is not right...including seeds.

i have had things taken .....some  come in to help themselves to cuttings,,seed heads, etc and they are offended when I tell them to pay £5.  It IS stealing.  they are MY property.  I am a generous person.....I give plants, cuttings etc anything usually if asked.

i used to grow a highly colourful front wall......featuring mesembryanthemums which are hardy down here.  These were regularly ripped out. I caught one couple greedily attempting to remove a whole plant but unsuccessfully. their mistake was in leaving their car...both of them (and they were ostensibly respectable middle aged )  I caught them before they got to their car and took a photo of them. They offered to pay and I said £40.  Lesson learned for them I think. 

we KNOW if it's wrong or not.  

picking blackberries, for example, on private property is wrong.  Taking daffodil flowers  is wrong.  

Christopher lloyd wrote about people helping themselves to cuttings from his garden and he was angry about it.......often because his plants were damaged in the process but mostly because they STOLE from him.

i learned as a kid that pinching apples...scrumping......from someone's garden was not quite the thing to do.  The owner, armed with a stick, whacked each of us kids as we attempted to get away.   

 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:23

Sounds productive Bob 

rhodenderums

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:18

Think I would repot it.  Difficult to see clearly but when repotting ....ericaceous soil of course....check there are no vine weevil grubs in the compost. 

osteospermum

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 17:13

Yes, in gh cut them back to make them bushy.  Ok to do it now. Not too critical .....there should be plenty of shoots further down so,cut to those.  Use the cuttings .....well, for cuttings.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 16:01

Yippee 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:46

feel for you Gardeners Boy.  MS is a dreadful disease.

I do nut know if seed is available to enable donut growing here in the UK.  

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 12:58

Lovely warm day.  Will apply nematodes to veg patch after another cuppa.  My promised lunch out did not materialise but a delicious mushroom omelette was provided instead.  It was a case of wait a while to eat or eat NOW.  

 

Talkback: What to prune in spring

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 08:35

Mine are pruned in autumn here in Cornwall ...and anything not done will be pruned now.  However, end of March is best in England!  

Miranda, you don't say which salvias but the micryophylla ...shrubby, Woody varieties.....types are quite hardy.  Same pruning as for fuschias for me.

Discussions started by Verdun

Am I grumpy cos.....

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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