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wedding music

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:03

"Always look on the bright side of life" by Eric Idle 

How to deal with Wood Lice in pots

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:20

simple.....regular inspection under pots will reveal woodlice.  

I have numerous plant pots and lifting them and crushing woodlice is the answer.  The odd flat stone placed on the garden will reveal woodlice when turned over.  

Experts ALWAYS  .....vary in their opinions as to whether woodlice eat plants or not.  I think they do but seedlings and the like.  good hygiene management folks 



Posted: 28/09/2015 at 07:48

Hello forkers

so much lighter and brighter this week than last....sorry Dove but last week was dark!

early walk to the wind, eerily quiet, clear skies and huge dazzling moon.  Even the rabbits were taking photos . In for a gorgeous day 


Blood moon....

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 20:32

Moon is amazing. Magical.,eerie.  Womderful.  Perfect view. Hope to see its progress. Sounds fascinating Bob 


Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:34

Totally clear skies here so should be good,viewing 

Moving plants

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 19:29

Angela, do you have to move pittosporum?  It looks good there.  I would move the smaller stuff away to give it room. 

That pittosporum is not esp hardy so where you are it might be sensible to have some fleece handy on very frosty nights.

I neeeeed Rhubarb

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 14:06

Its the teeth plant pauper......think of the damage sugar is doing. 

(Mind you I guess there's sugar on donuts ! )

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 14:03

Lyn those pots are fine until spring

Grasses looking good 

planting in and around a natural pond

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:59

dont always lift them plant pauper but suggest it for coldest winters

down here they are not unaffected by cold.

i grow arums in water and in normal soil...they are adaptable, even tough, plants.

can you plant to the edge or side of the pond?  You need to plant out a good size specimen to start with.  

The grass is always greener plant pauper......can grow tender stuff here but don't get the wonderful autumn foliage that colder areas enjoy.  My soil is dry mostly so cant grow the greatest primulas,,rodgersias, etc in the world.

if you have boggy soil you can grow some super stuff Plant pauper.  Size 4 Plant Pauper? dog has bigger feet . Ha ha 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 12:48

Ok, Kathy, that sounds ideal.  There are branded products on the market to apply every spring to maintain hydrangea colour....based on aluminium sulphate I think. I think over use can damage the soil though so I would be inclined to grow as it is to see what it naturally performs 

I am so jealous ...I cannot grow blue hydrangeas here (too near the sandy coast)  yet Cornwall generally boasts tremendous blue hydrangeas.  

I will check out a similar variety with red flowers and dark foliage.....they are lovely 

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