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Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:58

Interesting discussion on R4's Today programme about 8:15 ish - at the risk of stirring up a hornets nest, listen again. 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:53

I grew Mme Alfred Carriere in a shady north facing back yard some years ago. It flowered well, given good attention,training horizontally as much as possible and mulching in the autumn and feeding in the spring. I found the leaves to be susceptible to sawfly but it was easy to control this by hand-picking them off 

the perfume is lovely, especially when blooms are cut and brought indoors, and if sitting out on a warm summer evening. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:37

Good morning all   

Well done Hosta   And  glad that your neck seems better and you had a better night. speaking of which, we've only just woken up!!!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 22:53

Yes it would be good if everyone made an attempt to keep their verges tidy - however that'd be easier for some than others, eh Wonky? 

Time for bed - sweet dreams all 

Thoughts on the forum software

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 14:13

No, not just you - I'm not even getting the Runtime Error message - it's just freezing.

I've flagged it up to Daniel/Nora

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:49

DD ((hugs))  You're allowed to feel down sometimes ... we all do, and you have more reason than a lot of us at the moment.  But in the grand scheme of things it's all getting better and you smile and the sunshine will appear again soon 

BL  I like the pork skin that's been cooked with the beans - can I have your share please 

Sick looking Tulameen raspberries

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:33

Raspberries are deciduous and lose their leaves for the winter.  

I only grow autumn fruiting raspberries so I don't know when summer fruiting varieties start losing their leaves.  

Anyone else got any thoughts on this? 

Hydroponics system design

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:23

Hi Alanplants

Can you start a new thread with Fuchsia in the title, then the people with fuchsia expertise will spot it. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:59

Can someone look at Alfie's hedge for him

I've got to go out to a meeting ........... see you later ............... 


Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:47

Absolutely agree Hosta - there is no legal right to 'a view', (except in one or two very specific cases where a development has been built and sold with the written intention of them all having a specific view e.g. of a river, and a neighbour on that development has wanted to build an extension which would obscure his neighbours' views of that river).

They're trying it on.  Tell them nicely you will seek advice from your solicitor as to your duties and responsibilities, and then get the solicitor to write a nice friendly letter to them explaining clearly in words of one syllable that they don't have a leg to stand on.   It'll be worth it for the peace of mind. 

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