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Posted: 04/05/2016 at 16:52

Hazel, I agree with you, it's too white for me too, I liked the old format. Why was there a need to change it? How do you send photos? No oak tree. Our avatar pictures are much smaller and you can't see the number of posts people have done, which I like because you can tell if they are a newish poster.

This thread also appeared on the first page when I had it set to appear at the last page.


Posted: 04/05/2016 at 11:00

This thread got very interesting with people's memories, but no one would know that from the title, so I've started a new memories thread. Hope no one minds.


When We Were Young

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 10:57

Did anyone like school dinners? Hated Spam and corned beef, beetroot with spiky bristles in it and lumpy mashed potato without butter. Quite liked tinned peaches. Hated tapioca and sago. The was a jam tart called "battlefields" with dessicated coconut on it.

When I went to nursing school I thought the food was great and there was a choice.

When We Were Young

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 09:47

She must have had a huge mouth!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:45

Hope you are better soon Archiepem. Rotten luck having man flu in May.

I realised when I'd been weeding the upper and lower trellis beds that there are 2 glaring holes that desperately needed climbing roses. Especially as one of the very old woody Mme Alfred Carrière didn't survive the hard pruning and the deer damage. So after lunch went to a small nursery and bought 2 roses. They didn't have any that were on their website that I'd chosen, so came back with Pink Cloud (bred in the USA) and Belle Epoque. Neither is familiar to me. English websites show Belle Epoque as yellow bronze and French websites show it as pink flushed with bronze.

I want a clematis Niobe for where the Mme Alfred was. Can't find one. Gardening club have told me of 2 places where I might find one, but an hour's drive away.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:38

Morning all. Thank you for the good luck wishes. I'll need them. The weather forecast is awful, thunderstorms and strong winds.

When We Were Young

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:34

There is a thread called "So..." which started off about grammar and language, but now it's getting onto childhood memories. It's rather fun. But as the title doesn't mention that no one will know unless they are already posting on that thread.

Do you have any memories about your childhood that you would like to share? Doesn't have to be about gardening, but can be if you want. Can be about school, uniform, school dinners, what you did in the holidays, clothes etc.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:26

Was 7° at 8am. Sunny. Was warm yesterday 18°.


Posted: 04/05/2016 at 08:25

If you use glyphosate that will kill the grass too. You need a lawn weedkiller.

The cutting garden 2016

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:48

I've made a cutting garden in the vegetable garden. OH put up a trellis for my sweet peas. I've sown clarkia, ammi, calendula, larkspurs and cosmos directly into the soil and they are just showing. I have more plants still in the GH which will join them, more cosmos, antirrhinums, zinnias, lavatera Silver Cup. I bought bare roots of gypsophila in February which I potted up and are now 3 good plants.

Discussions started by Busy-Lizzie

What is your weather like? (2)

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The Old Vicarage near East Ruston

We visited this garden yesterday, fabulous 
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When We Were Young

To chat about our memories 
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What is your weather like?

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Gardener's World and the average gardener

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Gardens we Have Visited 2014

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Changing avator picture

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