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Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 14:29

I do what Chicky says.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:23

Pam, I may upset people too because I completely agree with you. I have lived in the country most of my life. Fox hunting is the way of killing that foxes do themselves. The fox either gets off free or is killed very quickly at the end. Shooting can leave foxes horribly injured.  The fox gets away and sometimes the huntsman thinks he's missed, when what he's done is riddle the poor fox with holes full of shot, still alive.

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Posted: 05/11/2013 at 09:14

Morning all. Have a lovely day, Dove.

http://dedesigns4u.homestead.com/files/img/retire3.jpg

 I used to have hedgehogs, years ago. Don't know what happened to them, but I do have badgers. Last winter I found an old dead one by the lawnmower in the lean to. There is a sett halfway up our drive.

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Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:55

Hello all. This this was beginning to sound like the weather thread! But then the weather does have a huge influence in gardening. It is influencing this afternoon for me! Lawn going "squelch, squelch". Think I'll do some more ironing.

This morning I went to a meeting about starting a bereavement support group for English people in France.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:41

No 4 is a violet. I think the campanula is too over to tell, but if it had harebell like flowers it is almost certainly a campanula. However, there are many different sorts, blue, pink, purple, tall, short, oval leaves, long leaves???

Number 6 is an achillea or yarrow. Could even be the weed one which is white, but the leaves look better quality.

Number 5 looks like the climber, Star Jasmine or - wait for it! - Trachelospermum Jasminoides. Covered in white perfumed flowers in summer. Can be tender in winter. Mine went black 2 years ago (-17°) but recovered in early summer and grew lots of new leaves. Trim it to keep it tidy and cut off any dead bits in spring. It will wind up a support if you give it one.

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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:44

So sorry about your ring Mrs. G. Know how it feels. Lost my engagement ring one spring, but then I found it in the glove I wore for stoking the fire in the autumn! Then a few years later I lost my wedding ring when gardening. Daughter found it in the gravel path 2 years later just before we moved house!

Shifted 5 barrow loads of heavy wet (keeps raining!) rotted manure from the paddock to veg garden. Shoulders ache.

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Posted: 03/11/2013 at 12:38

The winter jasmine I know is yellow.

Logistics problem

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 09:04

Mine come and go. Getting them at the moment. But I sometimes go to my settings and click on the box again to encourage it.

why is my new fence wood black and mouldy -is this okay?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:59

It shouldn't be mouldy if it's been pressure treated. If it's gone black then it's stained and may show through your wood stain. I would reject it too.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 08:30

We are going to Bluewater next week on our way South from Stansted airport. I've never been. OH is dreading it!

He took dog for his walk this morning, absolutrly tipped down after they'd left. I didn't go because the cough has turned into a cold, bunged up nose, yuk!

Do the English still have fireworks on 5th Nov.? Or is it now the nearest Saturday? We moved here (France) in 1985 so out of date with various things. 

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