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Gardening Christmas Present

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:40

Did you see all the products? (or is that the same page)

I have one and it really does help you to get up by pushing on the upright metal sides. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 12:35

My first husband died, aged 53, from a heart attack - smoked like a chimney. Children and I had to breath it all the time, smoked in the car and in bed. Yuk. Though I did smoke when we met, gave it up when I had the children.

I wish you and your mum courage and I hope you have plenty of practical help, Lyn. More hugs.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:55

Mine have never self seeded, they rarely last though the cold wet Dordogne winters for a second year either. Forgot to sow seeds, just bought some plants. But Lyn on the Forkers chat thread has just said that she takes cuttings every year. Didn't know you could do that.

One year I made a nursery bed in the veggie garden and scattered the seeds on the ground. They were doing well then something ate them, so now I sow in trays in the GH or cold frame and then pot them on to plant out in the autumn.


Posted: 10/10/2014 at 08:48

Good morning. Good to have you back, Punkdoc, meant to say that last night.

Saw that UKIP now have their first MP. Could be disastrous for expats if the UK leaves Europe. But this isn't the place for political discussions.

Good luck at the dentist, Lesley.

Foggy this morning but that often means nice afternoon. Lots to do outside, as always.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 23:12

Haven't had time to pop in since this morning.

Went to the GC, bought compost and wallflowers. Forgot to sow them. Oh, and gardening gloves and plant labels. Then went to lunch with a girlfriend, then went to visit a male friend in a convalescent home. He'd had a hip replacement. Watched TV all evening and did some ironing. Like DD, I iron most things, not underwear or towels though. Watch TV while doing it.


Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:20

Morning all. OH has gone to the UK. Think I'll go to the GC to cheer myself up! It's pouring with rain.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:34

Glad you enjoyed it Chicky, sounds great.

Must go to bed as OH is catching plane to UK in the morning.


Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:26

Crikey! I have an old book about pruning shrubs and it says Kolkwitzia doesn't need pruning. So I haven't pruned it in 20 years and it flowers like mad every year.

The other side of Monty Don.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:23

He's lovely, Digger. I like seeing Nigel following Monty about. My dog follows me about.

Plants in France

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 22:14

I live in France and in my local Garden Centre plants are cheaper, but they are tiny and often in poor condition. When they do have large perennials for sale they are often unnamed varieties and more expensive than in the UK. I buy plants in England because you get bigger, better plants and more variety. Which part of France were you in? I'm in Dordogne.

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