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MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 18:43

 Er, Derek, probably the attempts of my trying to 'quote'. 

You're safe...

 Catch up with you on the usual threads. 

MOB rants

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 12:21


clogherhead wrote (see)

AT LONG LAST I can get a word in ,Why is it that some not all, infrequent users ask how do you do this or that   The BBC bless their hearts ,  have provided at the top of the page HOW to  lot of info  can;t go wrong ,

Derek woof woof

sterelitza wrote

Hi clogerhead, I too am an infrequent user of this site ... but... I love reading what others like me have discovered and want to know what others like me - want to know.. so to speak.  I do watch the BBC gardening programmes and have recorded a few so that I can watch them again ana again to pick up some expert tips.  But the nice thing about the gardening forum (for me at least) is reading little gems from gardeners like me who are not experts and are learning new things all the time.  Hope this explains why we ask how to do this or that.  Cheers

Thanks Sterelitza

Derek - I hope this puts your comments in perspective. Can we move on now,  as, ofcourse, Mature people... and please dont shout at me!


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 12:06

Here comes the snow...trimmed the straggly ivy and just stopped a sneaky one from lifting the porch was a hat, gloves and scarf morning...

Back to the warmth...looks like atea and cakes afternoon...settle down to read GWM.


Posted: 27/03/2013 at 07:47

 good morning everyone. Another day of clear sky and sun (by the looks of it). What a change.

As the front garden is sheltered from neighbouring house and their shrubs hope to get out today to tidy-up lawn edges and rescue the porch from ivy. Back garden still in the grip of the cold.

Sorry  to read that many are still suffering from  coughs and colds, sympathise. Nothing for it but to keep warm, keep drinking and entertained by the threads of other posts.


Too cold to relocate perennials?

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 07:25

Hi Tim, would agree with Ryan as this weather is so unpredictable.

However if you need the space and can get your fork into the ground pot-up into new, warmed, pots and compost, and put into GH, until outdoor temps inprove.

I did this a few years back with hostas, which were just showing though, wrapped the pots in flecce and held my breath. Keep them in the pots anyway to move around. Still looking good. Maybe I was lucky.


front door

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:50

Lyn, would C.alpina  -alpine clematis work..the blurb says 'ideal for north or east facing site' ? 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:43

  Sunshine, blue and white clouds, coldish wind...frosty snow patches...

what's going on...hope it lasts must finish clearing the shed to overwinter (!) pot plants.

front door

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 11:34

Hi Alan, 

If your planter is big enough consider  including 'Star Jasmine' - evergreen climber - dark green leaves that turn bronze in winter, fragrant white flowers mid-late summer.

Fork Handles

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 08:42

Here comes the ...bright new day  sky looks 'bigger'

Iced snow, clear roads - gritters have been busy, so no excuse to canell long standing appointments.. but that wind is viscious..

Take care everyone...

Speak later

Inkadog ..good morning.. have a good day  


Posted: 25/03/2013 at 05:57

 Good morning everyone....

Tackling domestic chores before this weeks round of annual appointments..yes a matter how I plan it the system thwarts me...not a rant  - an observation...

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