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Bob-many thanks- very interesting. I'm trying to imagine a cross between gooseberry and blackcurrant but failing miserably! The lingonberry sounds good as I like cranberries and I do buy Lingonberry jam from a well known 'Swedish outlet' (!) Last week we got a bottle of juice for diluting which was good and I was discussing with my daughter about the similarity to cranberries so perhaps we could give them a try.
Still on the subject of pets, we have a rescue centre not too far from here called Many Tears. It has lots of dogs with tragic stories, as well as ex-breeding dogs. I read their website regularly and wish I could take one of them (my older dog is a rehomed one, but I got her from another family). If anything happened to one of my dogs, I'd get one.
I am getting obsessed with hellebores, Verdun. Have just bought the Wisley guide to them (second hand on Amazon) and am researching how to collect seed. I already have about sixteen, including some lovely doubles (not bee friendly, I know) and have lots of ideas for more planting places.
GG we're all getting helluva hooked on the hellebores!
Will they also grow frm cuttings? I'm dyng to start taking cuttings, but it is too early in the year for most things.
Hi GG, as to whether I get another dog I'm saying no at the moment, how I will feel a few months down the line might be a different thing, I still have my cat although he will be 17 in August.
I've just got some hellebore's as well as I became hooked on them after seeing the lovely pictures of them on the boards I got 2 in a plant sale at my local B+M £2.99 both are Niger but I think someone said to try the Orientals type so that will be my next job, I have £7.00 worth of seed in the GH at the moment but the instructions say it could take upto a year for them to strike so maybe this time next year I might have some more