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Posted: 08/02/2014 at 11:33

Hello Blackest   Good to see you and know that you're ok 

Well, I'm back online - so far so good ............... A very nice man at Virgin said they were aware of a slow service which was going to be fixed by the 12th !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I said it wasn't slow, it was stone dead - he ran some tests and agreed with me and said he would escalate it to Urgent but ............ so I popped down to Waitrose to get some bits and pieces. On the way I passed a Virgin van outside a house so on the way back I stopped and spoke to the engineer who was doing stuff in the roadside cabinet - I asked if he was repairing our broadband? He said no, he was doing an installation and the customer wasn't very pleased as he couldn't get online - the engineer had been there since first thing this morning and he wasn't very pleased either as he was having to deal with the disappointed customer's complaints - he was about to bend someone at Virgin's ears severely!!!

Now we have Broadband ..................... 



Posted: 08/02/2014 at 07:23

Hybridtea said that she is already growing Etoile de Hollande on her pergola. 

New Dawn Red would suit well, as would Danse de Sylphes, both are climbers with red blooms, are scented and repeat flowering and will cope well in your situation. The site linked to below also has a very good search facility .



Posted: 08/02/2014 at 07:11

Good morning all - I do hope that everyone is safe ((hugs)).  

Like you Verdun, I despair for those on the Levels, how do you move a herd of cows or flock of sheep?  Where do you take them to?  Where do you get their winter feed from when all your barns are flooded and all your neighbours too?  That's the sort of problem the Dept of Environment seem not to have even considered   I shall not go on or I shall become angry and it will spoil the day ......................

On a brighter note .... IT'S THE SNOWDROP WALK TOMORROW    Fortunately the venue has a good supply of tea and cakes so soggy gardeners will be able to recover from the effects of the weather in style  

Peace Lily

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:00

Probably too much watering - Peace Lilies should only be watered when the foliage starts to droop a little.  Let it dry out before watering it again.

good luck 

How often do you feed your Annuals?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:46

It depends on which annuals - some need more than others, some need none.  Which annuals are you planning to grow?


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:44

Verdun ((hugs)) we're constantly thinking of lovely Cornwall and you and your friends and family and hoping that all this will soon be over. 

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:22

Bargain indeed David !!! and a nice warm feeling inside for saving the poor little plants from the Great Shredder in the Sky 


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 19:00

They're called Chinese Takeaways 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:14

Please help to identify this miniature shrub

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 18:05

Yes, I saw that pic but thought it was a medical affliction 

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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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What is this ornamental tree please?

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