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Hosta's

Posted: Today at 19:14

None of my hostas are doing anything yet - and I don't expect to see anything of them for a while - it's cooler here in Norfolk than down in Devon where Hostafan is

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 19:12

Happy Birthday to Mr & Mrs David Matthews - hope you're having a lovely day

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 16:14

I'm back home and bushed!  Aged Ps quite well considering, Flowers from Pa for Ma had arrived and were gorgeous - lots of spring flowers including anemones, Ma's favourites.   I didn't stay too long as it's Pa's 95th birthday tomorrow - my son will visit in the morning and help him open presents I left today, and then in the afternoon my brother will visit. They'll be exhausted after that.

I did some food shopping on the way home - now that's all unpacked and put away so I'm going to put my feet up now

Lawned - is it a word

Posted: Today at 15:50

'Lawned area' is definitely ok - like 'fenced area' or 'paved area'!  But if you're not confident using it then find another way of saying it - what about 'an area laid to lawn' - that's an acceptable term.   That's one of the wonderful things about the English language - there are so many ways of saying the same thing.

who/what has been eating my Red Robin leaves?

Posted: Today at 10:04

I've used Nemasys Vine Weevil nematodes with good results. 

Info here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=234

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 09:49

Hurrah!  Here you all are   Thanks to Daniel and the team

Still jolly chilly here but they're promising us better things to come - I've got a busy day today as am visiting Aged Ps to help them celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary

pop goes the weasel

Posted: Yesterday at 18:54

Weasels do amazing things

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 18:50

Hello Debby

I'm on the sofa, stuffed with a very good Pizza Express pizza and chicory salad - now watching Eggheads while OH washes up

Hostafan, glad your OH got the major part of that soil shifted - hope you're both going to sit on the sofa with your feet up now

No idea about David's question - I thought there were several major cities in the world that are now in negative population growth ....  but that's not the same as an 'annual zero birth rate' ...... the answer that comes to mind is Vatican City

Lilies & Cats

Posted: Yesterday at 17:27

I think that nowadays there's so much information out there that responsible owners will find the information they need - all they have to do is buy a book on cat ownership or log onto a website for the same and learn about what they're doing - just as keen gardeners visit this site and other gardening websites and buy magazines and books. 

A few seconds' googling came up with with this http://www.bluecross.org.uk/1957-2756/hidden-dangers.html   - which reveals it's not just lilies, but amaryllis, cyclamen and poinsettia as well. Our garden's been full of cyclamen for years but as far as I'm aware the neighbours' cats who all visit us have only been poisoned by anti-freeze (not ours I hasten to add!)

There is of course no accounting for the irresponsible or know-it-all cat owners who don't find out how to look after their pets, but I'm afraid that's one of the facts of life.

I hope it doesn't appear that I'm anti cats - I'm not - as I've said before I love cats and have owned (or been owned by) many wonderful cats.  I don't want other people's cats in my garden, but that's another matter.  On this thread I just think we should remember that life is dangerous - breathing is bad for us - it causes oxiditave stress on our body cells and results in aging and death - eventually.

Just because something might harm our pets it's not everyone else's responsibility - the onus is on the pet owner.

Lilies & Cats

Posted: Yesterday at 15:07

Should every shopkeeper selling a bar of Cadbury's Dairy Milk, or even worse, Fruit & Nut, warn the purchaser not to feed it to dogs as it may make them ill?

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