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Climbing iceberg rose companion

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:59

I think Etoile Violette might be too vigorous, I have one that I cut right down each year and it's huge.

I have a Multiblue on an Ena Harkness rose which has rather bare stems on the bottom half. I had a Iceburg in a previous house and it's stems were a bit bare below. So a clematis that would cover that might work. I like your idea of blue or purple though. Would look good with white.

Photo of my Multiblue.

Winter Walk at East Ruston Old Vicarage

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:49

We went to East Ruston last June. Glorious.


We are in Norfolk quite often as OH sold his French house, I still have mine, and bought a cottage in Norfolk.

Are these climbers dead?

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:39

I agree with Bob. I have Boston Ivy, which isn't an ivy, it's a smaller cousin of Virginia Creeper (think that was mentioned). I also have a grapevine. The grapevine looks totally dead at the moment, but I know it isn't. The leaves are late to come out.  Too late to prune now, the sap is rising.

So, if it is an ornamental grapevine, I would be inclined to leave and see what happens. Be grateful it isn't a Boston Ivy, I have to get a man in to stop it growing on the roof, I don't like heights.

Resurrected Eight

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:20

Hello all, just to keep my foot in the door.

Pruning Cotinus

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 13:19

Or Pittosporum "Tom Thumb"?

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:24

Poured yesterday, cold, and pouring today.

Resurrected Seven

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:13

Morning all.

Just read back and seen Hazel's hint! When? I'm expecting 2 in May, one from each DIL, but I'm useless at knitting, all thumbs.

Read Pansy's post, so sorry things aren't going well, especially about your brother.

Raining here, no gardening.

Hope your sciatica clears up Lantana.

Wish I'd watched The Replacement, thought I'd catch up when we are in Norfolk. Supposed to be catching the plane on Thursday but now the wretched French air traffic controllers are going on strike for 5 days. They get good pay and early retirement.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 10:01

Morning all.

Raining here. Can't garden, did HW and ironing yesterday. Finished my book last week, Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. Haven't started another one yet. Have loads of paperwork to file, haven't done it for ages, but the study is freezing cold. OH turns the rads off to save fuel bills. Hate filing anyway. But my 2 new photo albums arrived so I think I'll stick in some more photos.

Whenever I've shopped in Waitrose the people at the tills have always been very nice. There was a lovely man in Eastbourne, must have been well over retirement age.

pet companions

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 22:51

Crikey, that's a lot. Tigger (the late) had an xray and scan for his cancer a couple of years ago and about a months worth of cortisone. The French vet charged about £200. When my old horse had 3 sorts of tick transmitted diseases at the same time the vet came every day for 10 days, 30 mins journey, to give him IV injections the total bill was just over £800. She had said it would be expensive and when I said I didn't mind, I just wanted him cured she said many French people would have had him put down so she didn't charge for any of her travelling.

Hello Forkers - March Thread

Posted: 04/03/2017 at 18:35

I'm just cooking supper, but that would make a great pud!

Has poured today. Done housework.

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