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Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:57

Like your style Topbird 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:48

I like Cadbury's roses.  And dahlia twynings After Eight.  

Euphorbias?  Rubra, esp some of the newer blacker varieties, are good for me but minus the flowers. And fhe variegated Tasman Tiger is excellent.


Daisies and the like

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:42

I want one 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 18:41

Liri, echium needs lots of space.......height wise they can be very big. And good drainage. And sun.  They do grow all over the place down here.  Short lived though....the second year is when they suddenly shoot up.

still raining and expected to all night.  Dry tomorrow.

thongs?  I am a devotee...pants to amything else 

lily, hope scan went well



Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:58

Just a thought for George Cole.  His funeral today.  A brilliant comic actor.  Loved him in Minder 

just back from a walk with Spike.  What a beautiful day!!!!   Actually enjoyed it 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:53

Hiya Punkdoc 

the rose for my mum has sentiment for me ....she liked roses and I bowed to pressure from'others.  Although it is looking very healthy it has very few flowers and little scent.  I will strive to keep it. 

Christopher Lloyd did keep some roses but, crucially, he got rid of most.  He describes his dislike of them in  (I think) The Adventurous Gardener.

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:01

I would NOT peter.

my peaches...2 small bushes......were fine at fruiting time.

as I understand it,  PLC is best prevented by preventing rain on newly formed leaves in spring. Covering in some way is the ideal solution.....shouldnt get PLC in a greenhouse for example.

I cover in spring....spray in spring before any leaves unfurl and again on new leaves.  Again, if necessary but well before any fruit starts to form.

my bushes are uncovered when fruit is forming but by then the leaves are resistant to PLC

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:29

Yes, Lyn,,but you are a classy lady. You recognise quality but so many are bewitched by seeing only what they are supposed to ............

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:26

Pruned a rose yesterday for a friend.....still got the scars.  The ugliest plant in the area.  

I said to her, shall I dig this thing up and put in something better?   "i love it" she protested.  She has a couple of dozen or more.......    "Smell this one" she said as she shoved her olfactory appendage deep into the pinkness.  "What smell?  I said 

no, not really bored fidget....going through loads of paperwork but lifted by the sight of my beautiful heleniums through the window !  

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:08

Wot did I say?  

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Against all logic.......

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Wont go without a fight....

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Bit fed up but always a silver lining......

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An observation.....

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Mildew free monardas

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What will simply not thrive for you....

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look wot she did to me........

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Echi what?

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Such a shame......

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Even you hard hearts......

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