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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:09

Morning all. Thank you all for the pet sympathy.

Nice day, so far. Gardening, weeding on the agenda.

I had a horrid dream that the house had been burgled in the night and OH's piano was outside on the terrace, but all is OK. Phew!

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:02

That's what I do. If you plant them quite deeply they tend to live longer.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:01

Gosh that was quick! Thank you. I don't know it at all.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:55

I have 2 clematis on a north wall, Jean Paul II, which was amazing last year and Perle d'Azur which grows on a north wall in Sissinghurst garden.

As for perennials, Wintersong has given a good selection, I would add Brunnera Jack Frost and Pulmonarias.

Pruning cherry trees

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:49

I never prune my eating cherry trees.

What tree has a flower like this?

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 21:42


A friend has sent me a photo of a flower which comes from a tree and is scented. Does anyone know what it is, please?



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:19

The Nepal earthquake has had such an awful effect on so many people and it follows the cyclone in Vanuatu. I'm not sure that the sort of God one imagines exists although I go to the C of E in France and I don't want to discuss religion here, far too explosive a subject. But Shelterbox, that Verdun mentioned, based in Cornwall, is one of the charities that we support. A wonderful charity helping people after disasters that make them homeless. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:51


Happy birthday OL, 1 of 7 and Bob and anyone else with a birthday. Here are some cakes to share.



Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:43

Didn't get time to post earlier.

Disaster this morning. The children had a guinea pig and a rabbit that have lived in a tough cage in the fenced garden for the last 3 or 4 years. A badger has visited in the night and taken them. The cage is destroyed, holes have been dug in the garden and there is a hole burrowed under the fence with a big poo (not fox) by it. Floods of tears. But then the sewage lorry arrived and took their minds off it. We went up the lane, boys on their bikes, to watch the men emptying the sewage tank for the hamlet. Bit smelly, but boys seemed to enjoy it!

Now I'm home, other Granny has taken over.

Two more plant IDs please

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 21:58

My eyes see pink too, Nut.

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