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Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:28

I would go for as big a pot as you can, with 6 ft. canes tied as Dove suggests. They are tall plants and prone to blowing over in wind and a large heavy pot will help. I use double handed pots used to grow trees.

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:15

Hi Chicky, did you get to go into Kiftsgate garden opposite? I think it's where the rose was discovered, or first planted?  

Any experience of Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens'

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:12

I find they seed around and move away from where you first put them. At the moment mine are in the gravel drive, having started in a bed. I forgive their waywardness.


Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:07

Oops, it's me, with cap in hand, on my knees, walking backwards, offering profuse apologies for ignoring my posting duties. Sorry everyone , but life takes some funny turns sometimes and one gets distracted.

Garden is making progress, with great spring plants, especially camellias, magnolias, and narcissi... all every bit as good as in previous years. I am now paying for regular help to get some of the back breaking jobs done, including hedging, ditching etc. Vegetable bed is full of gladioli (don't ask!), with broad beans trying to find space.

Have an idea for the large bed at the bottom of my garden which I have fallen out of love with. I think I would like a large terrace for pots, troughs and seats, all looking back up the garden, and over the paddock where the sheep currently reside. Apart from that I still have some tidying up to do.

There is also the annual Plant Sale in less than 2 weeks, which is when the hortsoc tops up it's coffers for the year. Good news is that we are increasing our membership, and meetings are going well. Annual outing, to Waterperry gardens, is already at break even point. Last year we made a loss.

That's more than enough for now, and promise to do better in future. Have to admit that I don't have time to catch up on my homework and read all your wise words over the past weeks, so please forgive me if I am not on track just yet.






Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:07

Love this thread, logging in to keep posted.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:07

He's still here holding hands, Bill.


Posted: 25/02/2014 at 15:00

First day of spring on Saturday, according to the Met Office.... regardless of the weather of course... tho' there are small signs e.g. my grass is standing up and thinking of growing...


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 10:14

Hello all, sorry but I have been away and whilst there bought my first iPhone which syncs with this mac on everything except signing in here!! Any ideas any one? I can read all your posts on the phone but can't respond without signing in. When I do so it rejects me because I already exist, if you get my drift.

Some random thoughts:-

Lemon drizzle cake in my village shop should be relabelled "Lemon Drenched" It's the best I have ever tasted, and I am a fully paid up expert.

Sorry about all the shenanigans but I have been ignoring the likely culprits for some time now so am a bit outside of it all

Gg, just how much energy do you have and can I have some please? Tulip noses showing.

One of the best Auricula growers, golds at Chelsea etc., is a couple of miles from me in Downton ( yes, no kidding) Wilts... Pop's plants

Off to GC soon for shopping and lunch. Latter necessary because off to music event tonight so won't be cooking. Friend coming to all 3... Gc, lunch and music.

Finally health , wealth and happiness sent from here to share around according to your needs....











Posted: 21/02/2014 at 11:32

Hello all, Hi BizLiz, does anyone remember a winter when the moss grew faster or covered more of your lawns. There may be a world shortage of lawnsand this year. i think I may try to corner the market. 


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 22:20

My best wishes and hugs for all your family, Bill.

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