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Forum

Posted: Yesterday at 23:08

Digger, if that was the canna thread, the person who said advice was given on GW and "here we go again" has only posted 24 times in the last year or so. Hardly cliquey!I don't think she meant any harm as she put a smiley after her remark. That thread was started 2 years ago. I think most people here are friendly and like gardening, whether expert or not.

Forum

Posted: Yesterday at 22:50

I agree with Verdun. I don't see cliques as everyone is welcoming to newcomers. Some people have been posting over a long time and their names pop up regularly, but that doesn't mean it's cliquey.

I expect people who mention references to previous threads are trying to be helpful. You can find them by using "search this site" at the top of the page, though a link to the threads concerned would be more helpful.

The Supernatural

Posted: Yesterday at 22:41

In 1978 we moved into an old Tudor farmhouse, beams, wonky floors, I loved it. I had a 2 1/2 year old daughter and a 10 month old son. We hadn't been there long when my daughter said "Mummy there's a lady in my bedroom", so I went to look. No one. Daughter was very disappointed and said "Lady gone, she was a very nice lady". Later that week I went to the village Post Office for my child benefit and there were 2 elderly ladies. One said "OH you're the new lady who's moved into .... have you met the ghost yet?" I told her about my daughter's nice lady and she said that the ghost had been a children's nanny a long time ago and she welcomed new children to the house.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:31

Hope son's leg clears up quickly, Lesley.

That is a lovely hebe KEF.

Hope your Dad's OK Fidget, kidney stones are painful.

What to plant under a tree?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:44

I have hellebores, cyclamen, Geranium Macrorrhizum, Geranium phaeum "Samobar", euonymus "Silver Queen", saxifrage "London Pride",  Brunnera "Jack Frost" hostas and daffodils under trees. I also have Periwinkle (Vinca), but it is rampant here, so I would now only plant it in a bed on its own. It is evergreen and has pretty blue flowers, there is a variegated one.

Couch Grass

Posted: Yesterday at 17:33

When multiple sprays are needed that doesn't mean weekly. Spray and wait. If there is new growth then spray again. Don't rotovate if there is any chance of any of the roots being alive.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:29

The one that lived the longest was "Midsummer Beauty". It was gorgeous and survived 4 years. A little white one "pinguifolia" came 2nd - 2 years. I was given a variegated one and one with deep purple flowers that died last winter and there have been a couple that survived one winter. Don't know Jasper.

Can I save this tree?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:23

I agree that it's Cedrus atlantica. Such a shame, but I think it needs replacing.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:20

I think you are to be congratulated for keeping calm, Claire. I would have found it very hard. But for your Mum's sake I think it was the right thing to do. Nephew is probably at a difficult age, though I think he should have apologised. But, being a Mum myself, Mums usually support their children even when they know their child is wrong. I expect your sister loves you, feels guilty, and is relieved you didn't go on about it.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: Yesterday at 17:10

1  Looks like my lemon thyme, but rather bare. Does it smell of anything?

2  Pittosporum

3  Geranium "Rozanne"

5  Geum  ? Totally Tangerine

5  the 2nd  violet

7  Arabis   - I think. Low growing white or pink flowers in spring

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