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Now then, now then....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:14

Like your style Salino. 

Carrot problem

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:13

A neighbour once soaked rags with creosote and posted them as mini flags all over his garden.  "to deter badgers, rabbits and foxes" he said.  

The smell.  And the appearance.  And it didn't deter these creatures. 

 

It's a big worry......

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 12:08

alarmed to overhear a discussion this morning among a few of our young academics.  They must have been 7 or 8 years old and should have known better.  The disrespect, the ridicule, the lack of gratitude, the giggling, the sheer audacity.  I could go on.  Suffice to say my blood was pumping with absolute fury.  I bit my tongue because other adults were nearby but my face must have shown great anger.

I'll take a mo to compose myself..............

 

 

ok.  They didn't exactly say Santa doesn't exist as such but if he could hear them he would have cried.  As I nearly did.  Santa devotes his whole life to children and adults at Christmas time and he is just taken for granted.  Someone has to speak up for the great man

sorry folks!  I'm really upset 

Now then, now then....

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 10:14

Further to my post about taxus Coppershine I received a phone call from Bressingham Gardens today.  After a discussion with Adrian Bloom it seems I may have Corleys Copper Tip and was possibly  a name change from Coppershine.  Apparently Coppershine sounded  "familiar".   This conifer was bought some 30 plus years ago when Bressingham had several hundred different varieties .....conifers then were highly popular.....including some presented by individuals for Bressimgham to trial and market.  However, there is a possibility that my Coppershine may indeed be different and simply overlooked .....economic demand, etc.......

salino suggested Corleys  Copper Tip and the descriptions match, almost.  Bressingham have asked me to send a photo.  There are differences though I think.

i did (joke) that there must be some money in it for me if Coppershine is different enough...I think may be......so I hope nobody else out there has one

when I plant shrubs, conifers eto I always slightly bury the label so I will attempt to excavate.  A label will mean I'm in the money. 

So, I will meanwhile recommend Taxus baccatta Corleys Copper Tip

Canna: Over-wintering.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:53

Fees due though end of the month 

Aeonium 'Zwartkop':- over-wintering.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:51

Mealybug Pauline.  I would wash or spray with washing up liquid.  Grow them....aconitums not mealy bugs .....hard over winter

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:42

Ow ow ow ow ......more, I like it 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 08:40

Sunny again. Looks lovely.   Cold though.  And colder this week. 

Have good day everyone 

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 22:11

Most of Cornwall is great for blue hydrangeas......acid soil further inland.  They quickly turn pink for me though being near the coast.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 20:12

I said yesterday that I had my eye on a couple of conifers hoping they might be in the sale soon.....trouble is the manager doesn't yet know when the sale might be but before Xmas is possible.  I had a word today suggesting I might hide them under the display units ....the manager gave a wry smile to give me some hope.  Or maybe he had wind!

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