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Posted: 01/12/2013 at 23:24

Mrs. Garden, you cut the old leaves off hellebores to show the flowers better and to prevent disease. Old leaves can get a fungus that makes them get black patches.

Funny, the writing in space appeared this time, perhaps because it's late. But notifications have stopped and latest posts is very slow, new discussions much quicker.

Phygelius - growing question

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:18

Thank you 4th Panda, kind of you. Managed to get here and have a box to write in! Opinion seems to be, so far, that it is invasive! Think I'll dig it up. May put a bit in a pot, as was suggested in Hello Forkers.


Posted: 01/12/2013 at 15:25

Tried to start new thread about Phygelius. Didn't work. It took ages to give me a box to write in here. That's why I haven't posted recently, either I can't get to the site at all or no box to write in or when I type it leaves out letters all over the place.

Has anyone grown red phygelius? I don't know which variety mine is, but it's gone mad and taken over half the bed smothering other plants. Just dug up lots but it's roots have gone sideways and through other plant's roots, including through my lovely eremurus. The stems tend to snap off and the roots were quite hard to dig up. I should have tried to control it earlier, but it did most of the growth when it started raining in September, was still flowering earlier this month. Anyone else have this problem? Are all varities like that? It's pretty and flowers for a long time, but I would like a better behaved one.

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 23:52

I looked at the photos it's all so lovely, how can you bear to leave? But good luck on your travels, should be very interesting and lots of other lovely things to look at.


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 23:41

Me too, lovely photos. I'm back from OH's choir practice, rehearsing for Christmas show. I'm helping with costumes and in the kitchen on the night as there will be a meal too.


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 14:30

Hello, just spoke to the garage and insurance man has been and told them to go ahead, but it won't be ready until the end of next week.

It was -5° this morning and only 2° now.


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 23:25

Haven't been here for a few days because I went to see my son near Orleans. Drove up from Dordogne. I was driving in the dark and the rain on the motorway and there was a huge clunk as though I'd hit a rock. I managed to drive to the next service station, although the car felt strange and found a big pipe  sticking out of the bodywork in front and half the bumper was missing. The  breakdown man said it was a part of a lorry that had fallen off. Car is at Vierzon, 1 hour from son and 3 hours from home. They say it will be there about 10 days. That was Friday, got back by train this evening (Tuesday), took ages, car still in garage waiting to be assessed for insurance.

Couldn't post here from my son's as his internet is too poor. Could do emails, but the box for writing in for this forum was missing.

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2013 at 22:12

I don't know if this is the sort of question I can ask here, but does anyone know how to reduce photo sizes to send by email so it doesn't take ages to send and open them? My OH has a new camera and the photos are rather big. I forgot my camera (Canon Ixus 55) for my granddaughter's baptism so took photos with OH's camera and my son can't open them, they have a poor internet signal.


Posted: 21/11/2013 at 21:56

Been a bit too busy to come here today.

I've started that 5/2 diet. Today was supposed to be the 500 cal. day, then I was asked to lunch with friends and it went out of the window. Tomorrow I'm going to my son's for the weekend so I can't do it then. Oh dear!

Typing here is really hard. The letters and space bar keep not working. Is that what Star Gaze Lily meant?

Tudor Monastry Farm

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 19:13

Hadn't seen this thread til now. We visited the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum last week when we were in England where The Tudor Monastery Farm was filmed. It was very pretty and interesting.

 It's a shame that Nigel and Adam's Farm Kitchen is on the same time as "Masterchef, the Professionals", which I want to watch too. And there's no +1 on BBC and no i-player in France.

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