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If it's climbing hydrangea they do get very big eventually - 4 to 8m it says on the RHS website. It does say ft and not m on your label, does it?

If you have a big space, it seems to be a nice thing but having a bungalow it's not something I've tried.


I bought it because my courtyard/patio is very shady and thought it would give interest. I think if I put it in a large pot it would keep it smaller. Am I right.

Just been for a walk round garden, wrapped up, lovely to see things shooting and the clematis responding to my treattment of them. . The lawn slopes very slightly down and where it reaches the sleepers is a gap. Last year i put in Tete a tete but that little trough type area has been permanently waterlogged. Have just seen a few daff leaves pointing up 

Afternoon! Yippee it's Friday and the start of half term
Hope to get some seeds started in the propagators this week.

Waffy is a term used here but I have absolutely no idea about a grunt futtock!??
Not sure if I dare Google it!

Sun is shining and it feels very Spring-like. Spotted a couple of purple crocus in the lawn. They strayed from the flower bed and I always look forward to spotting them.

Glad OH on the mend Dean.
Hope you feel better soon Bjay.

Right, kettle on time. Bye for now
Have been struck down by lurgy.


Bunny ...
Ohhh figrat

Sounds like the wander perked you up , slow grower so id vote pot , least you can move it too
Lost my secateurs put them somewhere other day....bvgger , sun has gone booo

I've lost the potato peeler this week when not thinking straight. Have just had to buy a new one I think I've put it in the compost

Still sunny


Poor figrat-bloke will be nursey

Will resist all urges to mention my lost virginity-oops-just have


Think I must have been "waffy" yesterday, Geoff said it was aging.

My first husband used to call my younger son Gruntfuttock, but I thought he invented it -I never knew what it meant.

Been to GC. Feel much better today. Bought strawberry plants, Gariguette and Mara des Bois, have Charlotte already, potatoes (Charlotte, free little bag of Amandine with them), a plant pot for the mint as the other one is cheap and ugly and going cracky, onion sets (Sturon and Red Baron) and several dahlia tubers. I don't usually dig them up and most usually survive, but this winter has been so horribly wet with snow several times that I need a back-up.

Going out to prune something now.

Bunny ...
Hope mine arnt in bin

Geoff ...really ?

Started weeding front rockery...the thought "why did I start this" keeps cropping up, sodden clart , yuck

You've got to love Round the Horne-and they are 50 years old now-still funny but makes me feel sooooooo old

Nola-a week off great

Good shopping Liz-mind what you chop


What is sodden clart?-these words are a whole new language

Bunny ...
Wet mud /clay in my case ...back for another brew and a milky bar

Figrat you may be poorly  but you made me laugh with your link  


Gary Hobson

There's a new thread where someone was asking about forming a general chat thread (for new people).

There have been other non-gardening threads, besides Forkers.

We used to talk about what's for dinner on here. Then someone started an offshoot 'Whats For Tea'. That thread ran for 10 weeks, 16 pages, and 300-odd posts, before the enthousiasm for it seems to have petered out.

And who can fail to forget the thread 'Am I Posting Too Much'.

Verdun wrote (see)
It's good to see the regulars posting as well as the new guys. So many experiences, attitudes and viewpoints and a wealth of advice to heed or not. It's getting to be a habit logging in.

That thread ran to 9 pages, and 166 messages before that petered out.

And there are plenty of threads where people go off topic, and start chatting about other things. But none of them survive long. Forkers is the survivor.

To be sustainable, a thread does need a nucleus of hard-core posters.

Deanos Diggin It
Gary! Had to do a second look then! Thought that said "Hardcore Pornstars"

It's Friday! It's 4 O'clock! It's Weekend Time! : )

Aftie's All!
Gary Hobson

Perhaps lucky I don't have predictive text.

Caz W

Yo Deano!  Happy Weekend everyone   Hope the weather stays like this while OH is around to move some bags of compost and pots and other jobs I've got lined up for him.  May even sow some seeds .   Hope you're all in full gardening swing too (and Figrat's lurgy goes quickly).