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Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:20

I think you are to be congratulated for keeping calm, Claire. I would have found it very hard. But for your Mum's sake I think it was the right thing to do. Nephew is probably at a difficult age, though I think he should have apologised. But, being a Mum myself, Mums usually support their children even when they know their child is wrong. I expect your sister loves you, feels guilty, and is relieved you didn't go on about it.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:10

1  Looks like my lemon thyme, but rather bare. Does it smell of anything?

2  Pittosporum

3  Geranium "Rozanne"

5  Geum  ? Totally Tangerine

5  the 2nd  violet

7  Arabis   - I think. Low growing white or pink flowers in spring

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 17:02

We've been out most of the day, chez friends. So no gardening done.

DD I would be a bit wary about hebes, never managed to keep them, they don't like Dordogne winters. Tried all sorts. Had 2 new ones last year, presents, but both died in the winter though it was milder than usual - but it was wetter than usual.

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:27

http://rlv.zcache.com/cottage_garden_happy_birthday_watercolor_garden_card-r3775fafffeb748dbabb4cc55ec883003_xvuak_8byvr_512.jpg

 

Happy Birthday Lily Pilly, better late than never!

 

Cutie pictures taken this am.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:24

Doesn't go right way up on my laptop.

Too much gravel!

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:19

You could have a dry gravel garden https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=gravel+gardens&biw=1188&bih=491&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=wC5RVMybGI_vauCFgaAG&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Scrape away the gravel, lay down a weed membrane. Cut holes and plant some thyme, lavender, rosemary, santolina sort of plants and re-lay the gravel. There are lots of photos in that link, some simple, some more ambitious.

 

horticultural society

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:11

What about chutneys and jams made with your own produce?

Could you have plant sales at other times of the year?

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:09

It's a yummy sticky cake made with oatmeal and black treacle. Best with ginger in it.

Fat balls in plastic NO

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 18:06

I use a container like the one Dove posted on the previous page. But before that I never had a bird with its feet caught. Better be safe than sorry though.

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