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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 13:43

Just popping in to say I'm still around.  Lawns have been mowed and housework has been done, team effort by OH and myself   He'll be rewarded later, with roast belly of GOS pork with apples and sage, new pots, summer cabbage and a mustardy creamy sauce

Yvie, ((hugs)) siblings huh!  Been there - at least mine has now recognised that Ma has dementia - it's a shame that he spent two years thinking her word was gospel when she was really confused.    As Panda says, all you can do is your best, and remember it's your duty to look after yourself as well.  If you're poorly who's going to look after the rest of 'em?  ((hugs))

Looking forward to getting my new laptop on Wednesday - then I won't have to keep borrowing OH's ... and giving it back

 

Unwieldy rose bush

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 13:35

It looks to me like a neglected climber - have a look at the video on this site http://paulzimmermanroses.com/care/pruning/rejuvenating-an-old-climbing-rose/ which shows you clearly how to rejuvenate an old climbing rose.

Raising Cedar Crown - Advice Please!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 15:50

It's what I'd do - and then plant something that will enhance your garden

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 15:45

I'll say no thanks to that Bekkie if that's ok with you - I'll get a stern look from OH when he gets home - according to him I'm not supposed to clean windows since I put my back out cleaning them 3 days before daughter's wedding   spent the day high on painkillers

We'll need a pic of the caterpillar

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 13:13

We'll be expecting great things from you now Woody

Windows in sitting room and dining room cleaned - now I have the plantation-type blinds on the big windows to clean

Help - screening shrubs

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 13:07

Are they euonymous?   They look ok to me, but they'll not grow tall enough to screen the view of that extension without some support - a trellis or similar.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:24

I've just been out and removed some of the hornwort from the pond and left it on the side for the critters to return home.  I've also chopped back the vinca major as it had ideas about Little Wilderness which didn't conform with mine - It's fine if you keep the upper hand, but if you let it ramble on it will ramble on and on and on. 

I've made a cottage pie for supper this evening and am just going to have a light lunch - then the sitting room needs dusting, hoovering and the windows need cleaning - think I'll get OH to mow the lawns tomorrow

Raising Cedar Crown - Advice Please!

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 12:17

I agree with Nut, Yvie and Welshonion - it's out of all proportion to it's surroundings and it's going  to get bigger and bigger.  When I saw the first photo I was quite shocked.  Whatever you do to is is going to cost money - I would bite the bullet now and have it taken out and the stump removed.  There are so many lovely trees you could plant that will enhance rather than overshadow your garden.

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 11:22
Yviestevie wrote (see)

Oh by the way Dove what is a WUM

Wind Up Merchant - people who get their kicks by provoking arguments on forums/fora

sorry who is this?

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 10:15
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I tried to remove everyone from my ignored list but they won't go. It doesn't matter, they were mostly advertisers and WUMS and aren't about now anyway. But if I do ignore anyone by mistake I won't get them back

I delete them and they disappear, but when I look next time , they're back.

 

I think if they've been barred by the Mods then they show up on our ignored list and we can't get rid of them - whereas if we've Ignored them ourselves then we can un-Ignore them

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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Achillea

To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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DIFFICULTIES POSTING?

How to get around the current problem .... 
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