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Posted: 08/01/2016 at 10:13

Morning all, dull and grey but not raining.

The bush fires sound terrifying. I have a very good friend whose daughters live in Perth. I think that's not that far from Waroona where the fires are. My friend has gone off with her husband in their camping car to Italy.

Doubt I'll be gardening today. Still haven't taken down the Christmas decorations.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 09:54

Ilex Crenata, that I mentioned above isn't prickly, it's leaves are a bit like box.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 09:22

Good Morning Marion.

Plant stall must be difficult as Easter is so early this year.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 22:27

Dordogne must be colder than Scotland in winter, except this winter, so far. It can be regularly -7 to -10 some years. My small leaved ones died too.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 22:16

South Africa, just in case anyone wonders

I told my OH about your OH, DD and he laughed, thought you OH's comments about the dark and the water were funny. Men are funny sometimes, some of them post on here. Perhaps I better get my coat this time

Bedtime. Night all.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 17:46

The Holly can be kept to 2 foot which is 60cm. 30cm is quite tiny, even my dwarf lavender is taller than that. Perhaps Sam's veg garden should be edged with herbs like thyme or summer bedding that is edible and pretty like French Marigolds, Calendula or Nasturtiums that can be sown from seed each year.

Alternatives to Buxus hedge?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 16:07

Talking of Hebes, are any of them hardy? All the Hebes I've ever had have always died once it gets to -5° in the winter.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:53

Oh dear Wonky, doesn't sound good. Have you been to the dentist? If you are in pain it makes it harder to cope with the rest. The loo wall leak should be sort outable, but will cost something  but I do feel for you with the noise above. Are 8 people allowed to live in 2 rooms nowadays? I know you aren't a moaner from previous posts but there is a bit to moan about this time. Must be hard to cope with things like repairs when you have to go to work. Is work allowed to change your job without consulting you?

I must get a move on, washing to hang up somewhere, pouring outside, and shopping.

Houseplants for dark damp bathroom...

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:40

I was going to say silk plants, but flowers beat me to it! Here in France they make lovely ones.


Posted: 07/01/2016 at 09:38

Thanks DD. Just think, if Charlie has a wife and 2 children then that's x 4! And you may become friendly with his wife's family too.

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