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Posted: 09/01/2015 at 18:03

I hope you are OK s g lily, sounds painful.

Have a good day tomorrow Dove.

Plumber came back to see boiler was OK. Says boiler is antiquated and I would save heating bills if I got a new one. But it will be expensive

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 14:49

Plants, variety and price, good selection of roses and shrubs - all in good condition and well labelled with name and price. Useful gardening equipment and accessories. Decent, clean loo with hot water and paper towels, coffee shop. Helpful, knowledgeable staff. Good range of seeds, bulbs, tubers (in season) etc. Most English GCs I've been to are like that.

The GC near where I live in Dordogne is almost the opposite.  No coffee shop, disgusting loo, plants often in poor condition. They don't even sell runner bean seeds or perpetual spinach and only 2 varieties of broad bean. They are having sales at the moment but only the nastiest cheapest looking stuff is in the sale. Sale plants are usually half dead or annuals at the end of the season.

But I still go to it at least once or twice a month. You live in hope!


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:52


I was looking for some of those but Dove has found them so quickly! I remember Wintersong's photo, looked young and pretty with dark hair. Some time ago there was a thread with some pics on it of forum members. Some people are shy about putting them on a public forum.

I think I've posted this photo before.


Plant ideas for summer!

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:06

I think it's the worm tin Edd's talking about, not your question.

I had some double pink scented petunias, forgotten which, but think they were "Tumbelina", flowered all summer and smelt lovely, especially in the evening. Can grow from seed.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 09:59

Quite mild in Dordogne too this morning, good this for me as heating broke down, sorted now, plumber has just been.

I saw that Garden Revival too, lovely daffodils, must try to find some Thalia for next year. Do you have them, Marion? Lovely scent, they said.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 09:52

Plumber has been, was a blockage in the pump.

How sad about your tree LilyPilly, but thank goodness it wasn't near your house.

Nice to see Clari, but I expected her to be young, from past posts. There is quite a big age range on here, anyone remember young Cody? Then there is Happy Marion with all her energy, aged 86.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:30

Morning all.

Been up for 1h30 Clari, but plumber hasn't come yet. At least there isn't a frost and it's quite mild.

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=_   

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