chicky


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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:53

Dad still healthy, Mum died 5 years ago - far too young.  Not sure its something you ever really get over.  

So haven't yet had to deal with elderly parent problems - but my heart goes out to those who do.  Must be very difficult when the carer roles are reversed.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 20:27

Thanks Liri for the rubinzwerg recommendation - its in my notebook.

oops Fairy - but at least you had three troubles .... so no more are due .....supersticious, moi ??

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:07

Wonderful Verdun - love them - especially 1,3 and 4. The oranges are my favouritE - although am now on the lookout for a red after last nights GW. Your new takes great photos - well plenty good enough to post here anyways.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 15:57

And topbird is jetting off too - happy hols to you all

Looking forward to helenium pics Verd (Ooops - edit to say found them now - fab)

Given up trying to keep up Fairy .... Just plunge straight in with my tuppeny ha'penny.  Apols for bits I miss - no personal slights intended.

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:52

Only things i can think of need sun to keep flowering in winter (pansies etc) - if you were using pots you could rotate them from sun to shade to keep them going.

something with berries might be your best bet.  Some of the cotoneasters self seed in our patio/paving, so i assume they don't need much moisture.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:49

An update on the cuttings front ... all but one of my lavender have collapsed, so just gone out and had another go (probably too late, but nothing ventured etc etc).  But my penstemmon and agastache are looking pretty healthy 6 weeks after i took them ... Hopefully will have a den of vipers for the garden next year (black adder and blue boa ....I'll get my coat)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:43

"Alright for her horse" - .... Hope thats the last time she gets offered bounty from the fidget patch.  Glad to hear Dad is back raring to go - now we can see where you get it from

Advice needed

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:14

Are you thinking about pots or in the ground Nick?

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:13

Art - my email notifications were working fine til about a week ago, and then they stopped altogether again, so don't think its anything to do with your settings.  I am a fan of the "followed threads" button in their absence

Good News for Mike

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 10:08

Great news Mike

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