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Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:57

Oh, have you edited? It's changed. What I said looks daft, you know all about it. I wasn't very good at computers when I started, have made progress since. Used to have terrible trouble sending photos.

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:54

But of course you must know 'cos that's how you PM people.

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:53

Did you know that if you hover the little arrow over your picture then it tells you? And if you click on you picture it tells us about you, if you've written anything, that is. I didn't find out at first. But some of last year mine didn't work. They had trouble with people from abroad.

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:41

Good heavens! I've been here about a year and 4 months and I've posted a bit over 3000 times. star gaze lily over 4000 times! I must be the silent sort! Don't know how long Dove has been here, longer than me, she's posted over 7600 times. Just found it interesting, not a competition!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:49

We went to Borde Hill Gardens last June.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36014.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 You were talking about magnolias this morning. I have Leonard Messel which is OK with alkali soil, unlike some. I love it. Haven't noticed that about the cold making whiter flowers though, must look out for it. Here's mine last year.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/36015.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:39

Gosh Pam, that pond looks enormous!

My pond is quite small by comparison, 1m20 x 2m20 x 50cms deep. It's got a bit overgrown. Don't like cleaning it because it's full of slimy, creepy creatures! Toads like it. Did have a waterfall but the pump keeps clogging up. My son did it before he went to University, now he's 30.

New garden....help!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:31

Once you start weeding and clearing you will get bare patches of earth which you can sow with hardy annuals. You can gradually build up your collection of plants by cuttings etc as Perki says, but in the meantime sow annuals and you will have some colour for the first year that isn't too expensive. You can learn about your garden and plan for it during this year.

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:26

Fatsia Japonica   http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/About-Wisley/Plant-of-the-month/November/Fatsia-japonica

Hostas are hardy and can look exotic, they like shade, but watch out for slugs.

Cannas for sun, but will have to be dug up and put in the garage for winter.

Bamboo, ask for ones that don't spread too much.

There are some good websites to look at.

http://www.tropicalbritain.co.uk/       http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/

http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.fr/2009/09/hardy-exotic-plants-for-that-tropical.html

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:19

Glad I helped daydaisy.

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