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Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:22

Orchid, I like "always look on the  bright side of life"  by Eric Idle 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:18

May I also say I wish you and your dad good news 

Got new phone today.  Expected fun n games but transferring stuff and activating new phone went quite smoothly.  However, an even lesser,camera on this phone so a new camera is now a priority.  ....if only to post pics on the  forum,to do plants  any justice 

Been wet, wet , wet today.    But summer is on its way back over,the weekend folks 

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 23:09

More,than that.   I think I recognise the "style".  No problem though.  I will hum along with Orchid 

Not what it looks like

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:23

Something odd here and familiar.  It's the writing style ........

What is wrong with my sedum

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:07

Lunar Jim, have you been watering overhead?  Prob a little too much?  I think it's a reactito to this.......?

Buddleia puzzle

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:21

I regard the Buzz varieties as needing better soil and comditions than the usual buddleias. 

Conflicting opinions above but I don't think buzz is good in pots for more than one season.

I have buzz Ivory purchased earlier this year.  It's  about 5' tall and full of flower.  Been flowering for few weeks. It's in a dryish spot but has good soil.  Not fed.  I deadhead as soon as flowers go over which prolongs flowering


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:29

In my experience acteas need a year or,two to settle before making vigorous growth amd flowerimg Fairy. I'm a little taller too,today.....a little lomger in bed today.....oops!  

When is the best time to prune black currents & how's it done :-)

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:20

I prune in two ways.   I cut off whole fruiting branches where I can .....easier to pick.  However, I prune out fruited stems.  I also remove one or two of the oldest wood right down to,the ground.  Fruit comes on last year's wood and wood from shoots made year before. 

A scattering of fish blood and bone after pruning too. 


Posted: 27/08/2014 at 08:03

Morning folks....and you shorties .....

Wet today albeit warm. ,

Still waiting for couple of plamts to flower......acteas almost there as is aconitum stainless steel 

Potted plants for winter?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 22:06

I have quite a large one ...pieris flaming silver growing in the  garden.  Looks good now but it's innthe spring when it comes alive with those  "spears dipped in blood" contrasting with white flowers.   Will post a picture too, if I remember too .  Looks ESP good  with blue corydalis at its feet 

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Any other dodos out there?

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Meany or being careful !

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They're bossing it now........

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