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Resurrected Six

Posted: 26/01/2017 at 09:59

Morning all. -9°, frosty. Going to see little grandsons this afternoon.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 18:16

I am hopeless at filing, 2 years behind, hate it, but the study is freezing cold. I know where it all is. When my father was boss of a large company he used the floor at his filing cabinet. Filed in yearly piles, he could find anything!

Identify please

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:33

I looked at the photo and was going to say the same as Berghill, then I saw Berghill's answer.

Hedging advice/suggestions

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:32

I have a copper beech tree and a hornbeam hedge. The tree has grown quite big, I have not heard of it used as hedging. The hornbeam grows wild in poor limestone ground here and my hedge is quite easy to keep narrow - the deer prune it!

But I agree with Hogweed. The shed is not bad looking, paint it a nice colour and grow something like a multi-stemmed amalanchier or a crab apple with pretty blossom and fruit in front of it and let the shed show through. I think a hedge would look a bit heavy. Otherwise, do what my OH has done, paint the shed, and attach wires to the shed wall and grow clematis Montana on it.

Which seasons do the following plants grow?

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 16:23

Lavender, passion flower, lemon balm and camomile grow in gardens in the UK when people plant them, but aren't wild plants.

I always think that forests cover a much bigger area than woodland. I don't think of any of those plants growing in forests. Small woods with deciduous trees and dappled sunlight may have violets and primroses. Primroses are often on damp roadside banks with shade from a hedge. Bluebells grow in beech woods.

Where do you come from Deana?

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 15:02

Good to hear from you, DD.

Dove, have you completely stopped coughing yet? I feel a lot better, but I'm still coughing, especially at night.

Enjoyed lunch in the Chinese Wok Place though.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 10:11

My dentist is my son. I broke a bit of a tooth a couple of weeks ago, but I can't get an appointment as he's booked for a month, so he said he'd see me in his spare time, but he hasn't got any spare time! He often doesn't get home until 9pm as he sees working people in the early evening.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 25/01/2017 at 10:03

Morning all.

I haven't seen veg or salad shortages here either. We get mango chutney from the foreign shelves in Leclerc, but that's maybe because Dordogne is a tourist area.

It's frosty and cloudy here.

We are going to get some compost before lunch as David Austin has sent an email to say that the 3 Gertrude Jekyll roses from OH for Christmas are on their way at last. Then we'll have lunch at the Chinese. OH is at choir tonight so I usually make a late lunch instead of evening dinner on Wednesdays.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 23:03

They sound yummy.

Just popped in to say goodnight.

Resurrected Six

Posted: 24/01/2017 at 23:00

I'm a bit of a hoarder. I like clean but I'm not the best at tidy. A bit of clutter makes a place homely, but not in every room. I have lots of books and now I'm glad I kept a lot of the children's toys because the grandchildren play with them when they come to stay.

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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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