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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:13

No need Edd

Sometimes when you gamble you lose....

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:10

Is there a clue in your name?


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 06:07

Good morning all   March certainly going out like a lion!!!!  Horrendously noisy wind and things blown about outside - I've shone the torch about and can't see much damage but the wind's not dropping yet.   Hope you all have your hatches battened down!

Dd - re Mother's Day - sister in law and I were both saying yesterday that we've been mothers for 42 and 35 years respectively, but as yet Mother's Day has never been about us because we both still have mothers living.   I think there's a strong case for those who have become grandmothers giving up their claim to Mother's Day.  When I'm in charge that will be The Law!!! 

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:53

Would I???!!!    

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:47
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Dove, isn't Ricin derived from Ricinus Communis and not Fatsia?

Whoops   you're right of course - there was something in the back of my mind but I ignored it - call it a senior moment

I still wouldn't eat it tho' ... Castor Oil Plant ... may still have unpleasant effects

I'm trying to root this plant but will it work?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:33

Inedible? .... yes - it's used to produce one of the most deadly nerve agents there is - Ricin.

Don't eat it!

Help with remembering plant name?

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:24

One of the decorative Rex-type begonias maybe?


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:55

Hostafan - Huge Congratulations - what a wonderful feeling!!!  And your OH must be some special kind of chap for an unrelated person to leave a lump sum like that  

Verdun - what a lovely idea to mark your mother's birthday in such a special way

I hope everyone's had a lovely day and that you all have your hatches battened down!

Lesley, thinking of you

Tentative funeral arrangements have been made - private cremation in the morning of Friday 17th - hopefully a Service of Thanksgiving at their church in the afternoon - however we've not yet had confirmation that the minister is available ...

Great soil from under compst heap! What to grow.

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 09:12

Could it be a permanent planting?  It sounds like a fantastic spot for rhubarb

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 17:45

Visit The Old Vicarage Gardens East Ruston - Friday 5th June

Would anyone like to come along? 
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Last Post: 05/06/2015 at 20:09

ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 09:02

Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:47

Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Last Post: 24/05/2015 at 10:37

Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 20:55


Do bees become addicted? 
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Last Post: 30/04/2015 at 15:24

Copper tape

What do your slugs make of it? 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 08:19
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