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Room 101

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 18:39

Why people in France? I live in France, they are mostly very nice, hope you don't mean me.

Oh, just dawned - could be those awful murderers who did the shooting in the news.

Extra thorny roses

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 18:32

Drat, Edd is right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorns,_spines,_and_prickles  I've always called them thorns and so do most of the rose sites. So did Shakespeare.

identify plant

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 18:28

I think, too, that it is Salvia Farinacea, which is usually grown as an annual. However, there are different sorts, as you can see on this Google page. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=types+of+salvia+farinacea&biw=1188&bih=539&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=q8uuVLq2EYXtUs2xgqgG&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&dpr=1.15#imgdii=_   


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 18:18

Got plumber on the phone, he's coming 8am tomorrow, must get up earlier than usual!

Been for walk with dog, blows away the cobwebs. Getting dark when arrived home.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:26

Rosa Rugosa has among the best hips for culinary use, but it is prickly and can get quite big.   http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english/Showrose.asp?Showr=256 

Extra thorny roses

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:23

Gertrude Jekyll is thorny, perhaps it wasn't at first because it was young. A Shropshire Lad is not very thorny.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:13

OH has left to go to England and half the heating seems to have packed up. Sitting room seems to be working but kitchen and my bedroom isn't. Plumber not answering the phone.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:35

Morning all. Slept badly as banging in fence posts yesterday upset my arthritis. Woken by the oil delivery lorry at 8.25am. Another expense. And OH leaves at midday to go to England for 5 days. So rather grumpy (me, not him).

Feel for you Lyn. I was so glad when they installed big bins for the rubbish, even if they are 3kms away. We have badgers and foxes at the top of the drive and they used to collect the rubbish at 6am.

Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:24

I enjoyed all the gardening programmes, even when I'm criticising them! Loved the roses and Rachel did visit David Austin too. I, too, had seen some of the gardens before. I said to OH that Joe Swift made a mistake about Virginia Creeper. The one he showed was the better behaved one. The true VC has divided leaves and here it is a pest. The No. 1 in best gardens, all weather, had too many evergreen shrubs clipped into neat shapes for my liking and not enough flowers. But people all have different tastes.

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:14



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