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Posted: 08/12/2015 at 08:33

Morning all. I'm doing the same as Lily and KEF today, pressie shopping. Have 9 grandchildren to buy for.


Posted: 07/12/2015 at 23:04

Oh dear DD, can't have a quick whizz around your garden. I'm taking ages doing mine. Now winter is setting in all the arthritic bits such as right knee and left fingers are playing up. I want to get a start on it so it will be OK in May for open day.

OH will be singing in two Carol Services with his choir, Riberac and Chancelade. I'm helping with decorating the Abbey and making mince pies and mulled wine and sorting out the Bible readings and who will read them for one of them.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:46


I have plastic planters around the swimming pool, but elsewhere there are different sorts, stone, terracotta, resin etc. The only wooden one I had fell apart after some years, upsetting the clematis that was in it.

Here's another one I have just planted up, not plastic.


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:29




 Have been weeding and planting out little spring bedding plants.


I've been outside most of the day. Have spread the old mowings pile, the old leaf pile and a bin full of homemade compost, all mixed up, onto the long border.



Posted: 07/12/2015 at 17:24

Don't forget to let us know if Ma likes it, Dove.

I've been in the garden most of the day. Shall now go to the gardening thread. May post the odd photo, don't expect too much!

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 13:17

I was prescribed iron tablets years ago when I was pregnant. I had fainted in Church and the doctor thought I was anaemic. But I felt so rotten on them I had to stop taking them. Turned out I have a naturally low blood pressure which went even lower when pregnant.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 09:55

Now I've sent a post I've suddenly had an email for this thread although no one has written in it since me!

Rose Arch Collapsed

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 09:53

You could cut back a couple of the oldest stems, 8 is a good number.

Strictly is back!

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 09:48

The Daily Telegraph and their readers agree with me that Helen and Georgia should not have been in the dance off and Anita should have gone. The judges thought that too. there has also been talk that the programme is rigged.


Rose Arch Collapsed

Posted: 07/12/2015 at 09:39

I agree, best to hard prune it, then it won't get wind rock and it will be easier when you want to erect the new arch and re-train it. It will grow again. Better for it to happen now than in summer.

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