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Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:25
Hostafan1 says:

Deer are , allegedly, very fond of them too. 

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 Our deer don't eat the leaves, but do take the flower spikes off

Clematis group 3

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:20

I'd leave it for now.  If you cut it back it will promote new growth, which will suffer in the coming months.  They sometimes take a while to settle in, so hope you get a great display next year

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 20/11/2016 at 09:12

Do they start again at the beginning of the alphabet each year for the Storm names ?  Can't believe we got through the whole alphabet - last one I recall was Katie. Anyhoos, no damage here, although taxi duty at midnight last night was not much fun - mostly due to the clouds of leaves swirling around.

Rain has eased here - leaving a grey day.  Think I'll get out there and help Mr C with some tidying ......and maybe get my new tree (Sorbus 'Copper Kettle') in the ground 🌳🌳🌳

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 20:08

Drive carefully Hosta Its a wild forecast

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 17:30

Hatches battened here too

Two dumpy builders sacks filled with leaves for 2018's leaf mould.  No wonder us gardeners are optimists. And 30 foxgloves now in the ground - better than having their roots frozen in pots.

Fire now lit.....time to settle down with a good book πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š

Memories of the past

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 08:27

Think it was called White Horses - still remember that opening sequence. Loved the Black Beauty theme tune too.  And Daktari

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 08:14

Good for you DD - you'll do a marvellous job  Good way of getting to know lots of people in slightly different circumstances too.

Love the pictures Pat - are they the ones sometimes called Ghost Gums?

Garden beckons today. Mr C is taking both the Dads to a football match in Southampton, so I am home alone.  Going to collect leaves and plant out some foxgloves  will need to wrap up warm❄️❄️❄️

my GW calendar arrived too  it adorns my desk at work.  That, and my ever-flowering streptocarpus, and my pen holder in the shape of a pair of wellies, are clues to my alter-ego

Friday nights

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 19:46

Definitely not alone.....roll on March

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 19:28

At school, or at work.  Sometimes at home too, but then the torch is to cope in frequent power cuts.  Its what made Nokia the brand leader in India and Africa a few years ago .....although they have probably lost that accolade now.

HELLO FORKERS! November Edition

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 18:59

One of the reasons mobile phones first had torches built in to them was that most of their users did not have electricity at home.  It was such a popular idea that it soon became standard even for those of us who are blessed with all mod cons.  The world develops in mysterious ways.

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