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East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:43


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:41

Dd ((hugs))  it takes all sorts doesn't it   Mine's a bit of an oddity and wouldn't suit everyone, but he suits me ......... and thankfully I seem to suit him too

Maybe the restaurant link could be turned to another advantage, with you getting some benefit for sending your guests there for their suppers ?


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:36

Pdoc ((hugs)) hope you're fully recovered very soon ...

Hosta always gets a bug after plane journeys too

Don't forget tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday folks ..... eggs, milk, flour, lemons ........ and whatever else you fancy ... maple syrup and ice cream are favourites here,  as are Emmenthal cheese and some lovely smoked ham

would you ???

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:24

Hi Steve

I would redesign the garden - go with what you've got - a woodland glade

There's no point in continually bashing your head against a brick wall unless you particularly enjoy it


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 08:15

Clari ... have you contacted ACAS?  You really should ... even if just for advice ((hugs))  No tea thanks - OH has just brought me my second coffee

Flumpy, thanks for reminding me - I keep meaning to get some new cushion pads - these have gone a bit flat ...... can't have good feathery-downy ones 'cos OH's chest would object. 

Morning Verdun and the rest of you  Hang on to your hats


Squirrel Sabotage of my Wildflower meadow

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:43

Hi Stoney and welcome

My guess is that if you don't have bulbs in your planter, then the squirrels  are digging to bury their nuts, either from bird feeders or nuts they've harvested from trees - acorns, chestnuts etc.

I used to watch this happen from my desk at work - we fixed smallish gauge chicken wire over the planters and the trouble was fixed - the plants grew through the wire and it was soon hidden.

The squirrels started burying their nuts in the lawn after that - it was great fun to watch and amazing how they frequently returned to the right spot to dig up their hidden treasure.

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:31

Topbird - I can contribute some C hederifolium alba if you like


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:25


Iris flowering - is this a problem

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:24

Yes, you can't keep bulbs for very long - they have a season when the leaves die down and they rest, which is when they're dug up and packaged etc, but if they're not planted so that they can grow when they're supposed to they will just rot.

They're only resting, not in 'suspended animation' like seeds.

Plant them and see what happens, and don't forget to let us know


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:19

Good morning Chicky  G'day Pat

It's a bit blustery here but not enough to cause problems.  5.8C overnight and 7C at the moment. 

At least it's not raining ...... so far .......

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