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Garden Planning

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:27

I expect some of it will be shady as you have the fence, the shed and trees. There are lots of sorts of hardy geraniums which aren't too tall, grow in shade and make nice clumps. There are also pulmonarias, brunneras, epimediums and hostas. Then you can plant some brighter flowered plants in the sunny places, such as dahlias, heleniums, penstemens, salvia nemorosa. I'm not sure which beds are sunny and which are shady.

Climber to suit alpine garden

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 11:17

Could one of the smaller flowered clematis work? But most aren't evergreen. There is an evergreen one called Freckles that flowers in the winter. Have a look at this site.


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 10:08

Frankie, I'm like you, I just close the GH door on it. This year I'm worse than usual, GH still has dead tomato plants in it. In fact, I rarely wash pots for seedlings and I haven't had any bother so far.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:51

 To KEF xx

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:29

My lawns are too wet too trim and rain is forecast again all next week. There has been flooding in Dordogne. Cold and grey today, but I hope to tackle the greengage tree bed.


Posted: 20/02/2016 at 09:27

Morning all.

What a shame your friend left his job. When does your job start, or has it started?

The birds here seem to think it's Spring already. Still doing the morning chorus.

Looks grey and gloomy, cold, but I must get out and deal with the greengage tree bed. The cold weather makes my eyes run, then my nose runs. Then my paper hankies get covered in mud from gardening gloves then face is muddy


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 23:24

Pat, it would be doctor's surgeries, National Health Service, free treatment. Private practices are expensive, the best known ones are in Harley Street, London, where rich people go. The vast majority of people in England go to their GP, General Practitioner, who could be in a group practice with other GPs and practice nurses, or just in his own practice in a country area. A clinic is more likely to be an outpatients department attached to a hospital.


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 16:34

My first OH was bi-polar, but lovely in between the ups and downs, sounds a bit like DD's friend. He was a really good father, there for the children, who now have lovely memories. But when we were in our early days together and he couldn't sleep for depression a doctor prescribed sleeping tablets which turned out to be addictive. We moved into a new flat, OH was really uptight, took the tablets and still couldn't sleep. I got quite worried as he was being so weird so I called our new local doctor. He said "Oh, he's been taking drugs, I don't treat people like that" and marched off. But that was in the 70s. I hope it's better now. Anyway, OH tried very hard, I tried to help, so did our children and he became a successful dentist and a very good pianist. But he smoked a lot and died aged 53.


Posted: 19/02/2016 at 10:23

Daughter's offer on house has been accepted! They are signing the first contract next week.

I saw the article on the news about the tumble weed as well, it looks very fluffy and had filled someone's garage and front garden.

I think Edd's rant on the previous page was about Sutton Bank in North Yorkshire. It's between where my uncle and an old school friend live so I have driven up and down it several times, lovely views. But if it were in France there wouldn't be much fuss about it, there are many steeper roads in the various mountain ranges without so many warning signs. No caravans allowed on Sutton Bank, but lorries are allowed and they can cause traffic jams.


Help with design

Posted: 18/02/2016 at 23:40

What about a Malvern Hills rambling rose? It repeat flowers and is slightly scented. I have one, it doesn't grow as huge as some ramblers.


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