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Latest posts by Yviestevie

Feeding Cannas

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 18:10

Hi Folks,

This is the first year I have attempted to grow Cannas.  I have Durban and Shenandoah both in large pots since February.  The Durban has started to shoot, no sign of the other one yet.  I have read that they are very hungry plants and need regular feeding my questions are

As they have been in the pots for more than 6 weeks should I start feeding them now?

If so what is the best feed for them.

Hope someone can help.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 15:18

Weather easing off a bit now, has been rainy and very windy all day.  I was hoping to get my three geraniums in the garden today but it's not looking hopeful.  They may have to wait until the morning.

Today, I have mostly been watching TV.

Welcome back Fairygirl.


Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:29

Keeping out of it too.  As soon as the name appeared I thought here we go again.

Hope your family are OK liri and get pet transport sorted.

Blowing a gale and throwing it down here.  Haven't ventured outside yet but need to go to sorting office as a plant was delivered (or not) yesterday.  Then need to sort out mums washing and pop round for a visit.  Have social services coming tomorrow for an annual check and she always gets a bit agitated.  I think she's worried they will pull funding and she will have nowhere to go.Bless.

See you all later.


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 19:38

Back home after a day with the grandchildren.  Lots of lovely cuddles and story reading.  Weather awful, really strong winds with heavy showers suprised everything still OK in the garden was expecting to see some damage when I came home.

Haven't really caught up but hope everyone is OK.


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 16:58

Decent day today, not cold and some nice sunshine.  Went to the garden centre today and treated myslef to Brunnera Jack Frost, Pulsatilla Eve Constance and Euonymus Fortunei Silver Queen.  Managed to get them planted along with the Geum Fireball I bought the other day.

Off to firstborn's later as I'm on Nanna Duty tomorrow.

IPad spellcheck problems

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 11:09

Always switched off on my gadgets. 


Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:58

Morning all,  Not feeling particularly bright this morning didn't go to bed until 4.00 due to a bout of IBS so feeling a bit delicate. 

Sun is shining and thinking I might go for a stroll round the GC to cheer myself up a bit. 

I'm definitely up for a september trip to Cornwall, a bit of shoe polish isn't going to put me off I'm sure his absolutelys were all the better for it.



Posted: 03/05/2015 at 13:48

Actually managed to get some gardening done.  Planted some daffodils from pots that had gone over, moved some honesty and removed loads of grape hyacinths (will still have lots of plants next year).  Sun is still out here but rain forecast again later today.

Oh dear oh dear,,oh dear......

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:43

Well said Dove.

Just wanted to share :)

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 10:30

By the time mine get mildew they are pretty much over anyway, I just pull them up shaking the seed off as I do so they come again next year. 

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