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What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:49

But mshcah didn't destroy a rain forest, they created a garden. That is a good thing for wildlife, plants and human happiness.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:43

 Not being a very witty sort of person all I can do is


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:27

I hope your Mum settles happily Liri. It sounds a good place.

What is killing my garden?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:24

Oh dear, I do feel for you mshcah. There are several species of honey fungus. This is what the RHS says https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180

But a spot of hope in this article, not all plants are affected by it. http://fungus.org.uk/nwfg/armnov01.htm

I think FungusLover has been rather unkind. He/she doesn't know what you've done to your garden. You've nurtured it for 40 years.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 14:07

The grandchildren didn't want to go to the market today, they said they are happy playing here. They've played with homemade playdough, made a crown, drawn pictures, done dressing up, run around the garden, run around the house, played imaginary games, made a mess and had lunch. Phew!

Glad you got back in one piece, Dove. Glad there is an M&S in Norwich. We've been to Suffolk and Norfolk a few times this year, hunting for a cottage for our English base. We met Dove in Suffolk in July. We think we've found our cottage, but it's not Dove's side of Norwich. We had a few near misses and disappointments on the way so I hope this one works out.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:10

Gosh, that's young Lyn. Well done him.

I quite like the ads, can go to the loo or get a drink or walk about so as not to get stiff.

What new plants will you be trying?

Posted: 21/10/2015 at 10:05

I have planted so many new plants and shrubs in the last 2 or 3 years that I've run out of space! But I'm going to try some seeds I haven't done before, Didiscus, Ammi, Isotoma and dwarf Sweet Peas.


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 09:42

Just as well there are enough gorse species and some flowers on and off - so it can flower all year!

Here is France they have box, not yew, in the cemeteries. They use box on Palm Sunday instead of palm crosses, but I don't know why. Must look it up.

In France you don't give people chrysanthemums in bouquets as they are mostly grown for the feast of All Saints and people put pots of them on graves.

I've done several of the forbidden things, like lilac in the house and red and white flowers!


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 08:16

Morning all. Having a quiet brekkies as the grandchildren aren't up yet.

I was woken up by the man who does the strimming around the electric fences. I hope he shuts the gates. Poor chap, last time he strimmed a wasp nest and ran out of the field and the horses escaped when they realised he hadn't shut the gate!

Haven't seen Lewis or River. Used to watch Holby City. It's not easy for me to watch serials as OH doesn't like them, except for Downton Abbey. I recorded all the Indian Summers to watch when he was at choir then missed the last one because we were away. OH tends to watch documentaries and University Challenge which he's brilliant at, knows all the maths/physics type questions


Posted: 20/10/2015 at 23:00

Glad DD's OH is home and the bill wasn't too bad.

Took grandchildren to a cave this afternoon http://www.northofthedordogne.com/grotte-villars.php   we arrived early and there was a café and a playground so we had coffee while the GCs worked off some energy. They liked the cave but G son (4) was a bit disappointed the bears weren't still living in it! 

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