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Why does'nt my Clematis 'Jingle Bells' flower?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 22:33

I've got Clem. cirrhosa 'Freckles' - it's been here about 4 or 5 years and has covered a large panel of trellis and would have gone further if I'd let it. It flowers well for most of the autumn and all of the winter and a few flowers at other times too. It's in the northwest facing corner of the west facing front garden and the soil is quite damp most of the time. If the soil does dry out the leaves go brown and it looks awful, but a few buckets of water and it's soon happy again. 

I give it two or three good dollops of clematis food through the year, and all my shrubs get some Fish, Blood and Bone in the spring. 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 19:26

I've just spoken to Wonky - she said to tell you all that her first day has gone well  - her colleagues are lovely and she's enjoying her induction - however it's a while since she did a lot of computer work - she thinks she probably needs to get new specs *Her lovely hub took her for lunch when they had their break

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:39

They said the same to me ... I said no, but if they needed me they could pay me freelance consultant's rates .............. they've not phoned

Why don't the birds visit my feeder?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:36

Absolutely agree Fairy - I've found that a reliable supply of fresh water attracts birds just as much as food, if not more so.

Why don't the birds visit my feeder?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:14

Our birds mainly have sunflower hearts , robin mix  and an oat suet and fruit based mixture for the ground feeders such as blackbirds. 

The cheaper feeds with wheat and barley in just attract pigeons and rats.

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:12
AuntyRach says:


Could never afford the DMs when I was a student but also loved Converse boots - and had raspberry ones. Had some fun in those! 

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 I had raspberry Converse when I did Foundation at Art School when I was 39

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:05

Wonky wore trainers with her wedding dress   

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 18:02

Hurrah!!!  We've missed you ((hugs)) welcome back and congratulations on being a Lady of Leisure - it's a good club to belong to - never been so busy


Look up!

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 16:54

Yes! Saw Venus yesterday as we pulled into the driveway   Always sooooo pretty, keeping the moon company 

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 03/01/2017 at 16:48

LG - how lovely to be able to wear DMs and not look like a workman - Ive always been too sturdy to manage it - Wonky takes after the other side of the family and is slim and svelte. I remember one of her friends who was even more petite than Wonky, wearing DMs and a tulle ballet skirt for the sixth form ball - she looked amazing. 

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