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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 15:06

Fantastic news DD. New house sounds perfect for you and Charlie .....a really exciting next step.  And the tearoom idea sounds inspired .....we love Bistros over here, so why shouldn't tea and cakes and chintz go down a storm over there.

.....and a new garden too


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:46

Here's Indian Summer in mid October last year


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:43

The prickly stems and leaves means it is one of the half hardy ones - something like marmalade, or indian summer or a rustic dwarf.  They rarely survive the winter, and won't be invasive.  But they flower their socks off til the frosts, so well worth planting - I grow loads of them from seed every year

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:16

And here are a few other good bits

That last one is bumblies sheltering in a rain shower

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:11

Here are some views of my flower garden from last weekend

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 14:02

Couldn't resist a quick paddle PP - and thought I'd take a selfie whilst I was there 

My new favourite Clematis is 'Belle of Woking'. What Clematis makes you happy?

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:59

Daniel Deronda is one of my favourites

but they all make me smile 


Posted: 02/07/2016 at 13:30

I was born in Wales .....does that count .  

Rain has stopped - feels very strange to be sat on the sofa watching telly in daylight .....think I could get used to it.

Know exactly how you feel Tbird ....I have been angry for 8 days too.  And the behaviour in the last 3 has been nothing short of despicable.

Camera Talk

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 11:02

Sounds just perfect  don't like my wildlife mixed with too many people.  I'm very jealous - camping in Botswana has just gone on my must do list !!

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All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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