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Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:06
Pauline 7 wrote (see)

Dove I can and do drive when I am on my own, but I don't enjoy it.  OH  loves driving,  he has been driving ever since he was old enough.  He is a terrible passenger. though.  It works well for us. 

If it works for you that's great sorry, wasn't meaning to sound bossy

KEF - there ought to be some sort of award!

And I've noticed Wonky giving occasional snippets of advice!  The girl's coming on

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 18:01

This is what I was thinking of

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:53

Could it be a small forsythia bush?

Help to identify a Hyacinth feaured in Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:50

Gorgeous colour - some available here - think you'll have to be quick - it says they're not freely available in the UK!


Getting the 'proffessionals' in

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:24

Of course you're not cheating - any more than you cheat when you get a builder in to point your chimney or a garage to repair your car brakes! 

Get some recommendations, get some idea of price, look stuff up and get some ideas of what you want, maybe create a folder of magazine pictures etc so that you can tell your chosen designer what you want - and tell the designer what you can afford - the designer's job is to find out what you want and put it all together so that it works - he or she has (or should have) done a comprehensive training and gained qualifications and will help you to achieve a lovely garden without making too many expensive mistakes. 

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 17:00

There's a trailing plant with blue-ish ferny leaves and flowers that look like lobster claws that's often used for hanging baskets.

It would be such fun to use it for a planter like that - but I don't know it's name - I'll go and look in some books - unless anyone else knows???

Planter suggestions

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:31

John, can you post a pic for us - we work better with visual aids

Bonsai - Buddhist Pine

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:29

Was it better or worse than dropping it on your toe?

Rogue plant taking over garden!

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:27

Looks like phlox to me too - one of those really useful plants, usually reliable and of little interest to slugs and snails.

Lift the ones you don't want in the autumn, pot them up and give them to friends

East Anglian garden visting

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 10:20

I'm booked up 11/12th July, but otherwise I think I'm free

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09

Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2015 at 10:01

Clematis cuttings

Where shall I put them? 
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