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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:48

So sorry about your friend, Dove. Big hugs ((( )))

Chicky, if I can get to visit the Savill garden in Windsor I will be happy. We will stay a few days there as it's cheaper than London and we got a good deal on the hotel.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:45

Thanks Dove, it's worse than hosting a dinner party!


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:38

Morning all.

Next week I will be in England with a group of French friends (and OH).They want to see Canterbury, London and Oxford and asked me to arrange it. It has been complicated as there will be 10 of us with 2 hire cars and Ryanair.

It's really not a convenient time to leave the garden and the GH, full of babies, hope the housesitter manages to keep it all watered. It had to be over the Easter holidays because a couple are teachers and there are the 2 daughters of one couple. Should be fun though. 

I have masses to do before we go so this may be my last post for a bit.

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 00:19

No, Chicky. The deer don't touch them.

Sunseeker, there is a huge choice of shrubs, but some like it sunny, others shady, some like acid soil, some alkali etc. See what you like the look of in a book or Google or local garden centre and look it up to see if it suits your garden.


Posted: 17/04/2014 at 00:13

Been out to dinner. Glad you liked my pic. Late, so bedtime. Night all.

Exochorda The Bride

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:17


Hello, been staying with my daughter. It was a few years ago I planted mine so can't remember, but I would do what KEF says.


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:12


Hello all, came back from staying with daughter to find first lot of tulips over but lots more out. Also the first iris!



Posted: 16/04/2014 at 07:53


Morning all. Been staying with daughter in north east France. Went swimming, saw Rio 2 (cartoon about blue parrots in the Amazon) at the cinema which the grandchildren loved (3 and 5yrs) and went to a beautiful bluebell wood.


Brambles and weeds

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 11:06

Little Bird, that thread was in 2012, Geoff hasn't been here for ages.

Your links were more about farming and use of pestcides and herbicides over large areas. Careful use of glyphosate in a private garden, away from food crops and aquatic life, such as spot treating a bramble, is not in the same league. But I am anti pesticides which are far more dangerous and destroy the natural balance of nature.


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 20:05

Evening all. Early tomorrow going to see daughter in north of France, nearly 7 hours journey by train. So have a good weekend, see you on Tuesday.

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