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Save our bees

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 08:56

Signed too but via a friend on Facebook, signed last year too.

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Posted: 15/03/2013 at 08:53

Morning all.
Bunny you're not really going to start drinking in the morning are you? Or is the glass ready for fruit juice?

We watched that Horizon programme too, interesting. Recorded Prisoners Wives as I watched the first series and got quite involved with the characters. I'm sure it was a on a different day when OH was at choir. It's not the sort of programme he watches.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 18:51

Becks, I'm just waiting with bated breath for everyone's comments!

Fully Shaded Border, need help please

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 18:49

The Wisley plant centre stocks about 10000 plants for sale, so you should find some of them there - or others which will suit. They may have different varieties of those on the list I sent you eg pink geraniums instead of white. When you're there you can ask them what grows in shade.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 18:31

Sunny afternoon, but quite cold. Stacked logs with OH. He did more than me 'cos my elbow tendonitis started playing up. Had lunch. Then potted new dwarf rhododendron, 2 blueberries, Loropetalum, then re-potted 3 sorts of mint, all pot-bound, a cooking sage, a thyme (it was in the wrong pot, too big) some marjoram and a lovely golden leaved philadelphus which brightens up a dark spot on the kitchen terrace. Third time it's been re-potted, probably the last - getting too heavy.

Now back aches. May cyber-join Bjay in the Radox bath, but I'll have to wait for OH to get out of it first. Oh Bjay's finished!

Happy Birthday Inka

Gers Midi-Pyrenees

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 14:50

I live in Dordogne and we have lots of those lizards. You are bound to disturb them if you take the pig house down, but if there are other nearby walls they will rush off there. If it's by itself in the middle of a field it will be more of a problem for the lizards.

Fully Shaded Border, need help please

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 14:44

Have a look at this site http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/Plant-trials-and-awards/Plant-awards/10-AGM-plants/10-AGM-plants-for-dry-shade

I have most of these and I would add euphorbia robbiae, geranium phaem, aquilegia vulgaris and those great big hostas with tough leaves that the slugs are less keen on, such as Big Daddy and Frances Williams. I really like the Brunnera Jack Frost which brightens up the gloom in the shade.

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Posted: 14/03/2013 at 12:10

Got to go and stack logs, anyone care to lend a hand? Lunch will be late.

onion sets

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 12:07

I have planted my sets because we had a week of lovely weather and I didn't realise this week would be so horrid. But onions are pretty hardy. All I've read about them says to plant in March to mid-April and I've planted them in March before. But if it's very cold where you live perhaps it would be best to wait til it's a bit warmer.

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 11:45

I bought Pittosporum Tom Thumb when we went to the Eden Project, loved it there, but it died in the winter. I think you have to live somewhere like Cornwall for it to survive the winter. I also had a lovely red Phormium and that didn't survive the winter either. I have lysimachia, but it may be chocolate, not firecracker (can't remember) and it hasn't been invasive although it has seeded itself in one or two places. My pennisetum died in the winter too. So it just shows what the difference in climate can do. I think Cornwall is ideal, not too cold in winter, not too hot in summer. Here it's extremes. So glad I was in Edinburgh last August when it was 36° here!

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