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Town or Country

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 10:29


My Google realised it was incorrectly spelt!

How to stop puppy from eating everything

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 10:27

Don't be ashamed, Wintersong. He knows you love him. It was easy for him to understand. That is probably what his mother would have done. It worked if he's never done it again! I have found one quick smack (not in anger) can work wonders if the dog knows you care about him. Works with horses too. Mares use physical punishment with their foals. Human beings seem to have made a mess of it and go too far one way or the other.

I built a cat toilet

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:39

Thank you, Nora. I was trying to think of something to say to Ed that was suitable for this forum!

Climbing Hydrangea

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:37

I've had blackbirds in mine.

Town or Country

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:34

Lyn, I had your address, but I seem to have lost it. I've moved you to NW Dartmoor, but if it's not right and you would like it moved let me know.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 09/03/2016 at 09:24

Raining. Gardening is not on.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:18

What horrible shocks for both of you. I've just read that women are having heart attacks more than they used to and at a younger age.

It was a nice day today, did gardening, put it on the gardening thread.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 22:10

I weeded the shrub bed in the front garden, trimmed the lavenders around the edges and the caryopteris and pruned the sambuccus Black Lace from about 8 feet to about 3 feet. Then I mowed the front lawn.

Then I put fertiliser around 45 roses, mostly climbers and shrubs, and 22 clematis. Another 5 climbing roses to feed but run out of fertiliser.

small garden

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:39

It's the evergreen bit that is harder. Some clematis does OK in shade.


Some roses are OK in partial shade, like Wedding Day, a small pale yellow repeat flowered rambler from David Austin.


Several honeysuckles are OK with some shade and some are very scented.

If the pots will be in shade because of the fences then it may be easier to choose plants with good foliage, such as hostas, brunnera and heucheras. Some of the hardy geraniums would be OK. You could plant a few scented annuals too, such as Nicotiana.

But in sunny places there is much more choice. If sunny enough you could plant lavender and dianthus (pinks).


Town or Country

Posted: 08/03/2016 at 19:21

In the middle of a forest in Dordogne, France. Have about an acre of limestone garden, some of the forest and some poor quality (not much topsoil) paddocks. There is a limestone quarry about a mile down the road. Have added tons of compost and manure over the years and have made an English romantic style garden and a 20m x 10m veg garden. Veg garden getting too much, will only do half this year.

Some of us have filled in our profiles so if you click on the name you can find out a bit more.

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