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Posted: 12/12/2015 at 15:41

Sssshhhhhhhhh!!!  Don't tell my OH - I've just treated us to one of these

He'll like it when he sees it - really he will

Buxus or Taxus?

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 14:05

I'd go for taxus every time - I love yew  - and I've seen it work well in knot gardens so no reason why the height will be a problem. 

The clay subsoil shouldn't be a problem either - 18" of topsoil sounds fine to me.  I've known lots of healthy yews on the clay subsoil of High Suffolk.  Prepare well, digging in organic matter, and they should be fine. 

I wouldn't use buxus - it'd break my heart to lose it to box blight.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 13:48

If Christmas presents are opened before The Day they turn into pumpkins - well that's what I've told my niece who's parcel arrived at her house today.  You and she will just have to be patient Hosta

Please Help to Identify Plant

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 12:06

Hi Blossom

That's an Alstromeria - possibly Alstromeria 'Indian Summer'

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:21

Thank you Pat ((hugs))

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 09:03

Hopefully there are ways to talk about things that don't result in other people feeling singled out and upset.

Sometimes talking about one's own particular experience can seem to someone else like a sweeping generalisation.

This thread was started to provide support to each other, so it really isn't the place to discuss issues that may upset and be divisive.

If people want to discuss religion (in an un-argumentative and un-divisive way) then maybe a separate thread with an appropriate title would allow those who don't wish to join in to avoid it.


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:47

Oooh Fg - see, I told you it was a good game


I heard about the letter to Santa on the radio - what a lovely thing for the builders to do


We used to have traditional family Christmases, but recently things have changed and become more flexible.  Think son will be at girlfriend's family and Wonky and her lovely hub have their own special Christmas Day.   We'll have a big family get together near to my birthday in January. 

Sometimes we're at OH's for Christmas, but I think we're there for New Year this year and for the first time (except the year I had Norovirus) we'll be 'Just the Two of Us' on Christmas Day - really looking forward to it and having a 'different' sort of celebration - the plan is grilled lobster for our main course and raspberry and limoncello semi-freddo for pud

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:37

Jo - what a shame some PMs have upset you   ((hugs)) 

Looking forward to joining you and Hosta during the Queen's Speech - we could even have a virtual game of 'Feed the Dove' (see the How you celebrate Christmas thread).


Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:33

Morning Fg and Verdun

Honestly, the number of people I see using mobiles while driving - it infuriates me - I've been known to hoot and point at them so they know that people can see what they're doing

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/12/2015 at 08:30

Flippin 'eck folks - what's going on? 

If the Mods have asked us not to discuss religion then I'm sure I'm fine with that. 

However, it seems a shame to block PMs   if you get strange/odd/unwelcome ones (other than from Mods etc) then just delete them.  Blocking PMs seems to me to be cutting off your nose to spite your face

Lets get on with discussing gardening and the usual stuff, and supporting each other

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