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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:16

What's happened to all our avatar pics? They are just little crosses.


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 09:39

Good for you DD. Hope to visit on the July date, but want to see the one in Hautefort as well as he's our local organiser. I haven't opted for one of the given dates. Opening mine on 17th May, together with a friend in the village. I'm hoping to go to the Malvern Spring Show on 10th May, which was their May date. But I hope we'll meet again before that.

Must go out and do some gardening. OH and I are visiting gardening friend's husband in hospital this afternoon. He's making good progress, mentioned him on the thread about sad things and supporting each other, forgotten it's name.


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 09:31

I've been posting here some time now and I regularly give advice to newcomers. So do Verdun, Dove, Nutcutlet, Frank and many others.


Posted: 30/10/2014 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.


Posted: 30/10/2014 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: 30/10/2014 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.  


Posted: 30/10/2014 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: 30/10/2014 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: 30/10/2014 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.


Posted: 30/10/2014 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.

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