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Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 13:43

My late sister in law had partial hearing loss - not diagnosed until she was 7 - at school she was made to sit at the back of the class where she couldn't hear the teachers.  

At the age of 9 she was sent to attend a boarding school for the deaf in Sussex - her parents were on a very low wage and couldn't afford the train fare to visit her so she only saw her family during school holidays.  

This wasn't in the Dark Ages, this was in the late 1960s - don't you just love the Good Old Days 

Wildflowers but not a jungle!

Posted: Yesterday at 12:58

Vinca will root anywhere the tips touch the soil - new little plants should be easy to find. 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 12:17
Lyn wrote (see)

.......  We have all worked hard for little pay, 


Women especially 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 12:14
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Izal was very good .....for putting over a comb to make a 'musical instrument'.

But as for using it anywhere else

Oooh, but didn't it make your top lip feel funny?


Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: Yesterday at 12:06

Or even squares of newspaper hanging from a nail in the outside two-seater privy - don't want to go back to  that either 


Posted: Yesterday at 12:05
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

...  Bekkie - courgettes taste better when home grown sliced and cooked in butter

I find the flavour of sage works well with courgettes - I like to make a courgette and sage tart. 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: Yesterday at 12:03

Ok, probably not clematis then - photographs can be so deceiving ...

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:54

Not all clematis are climbers - there are what are known as 'herbaceous clematis' 

but I can't tell how big the flowers in your picture are .... 

what shrub is purple flowered beauty?

Posted: Yesterday at 11:35

The first of those three has a look of clematis about it at that angle, but it's hard to tell without an indication of scale etc 

Wildflowers but not a jungle!

Posted: Yesterday at 09:51

I have a similar area - we have a rambling rose and clematis montana to climb into the trees, and on the ground we have primroses in the spring, vinca major (have to cut it back from time to time but it's not a thug) alchemilla mollis, various ferns (mainly varieties of dryopteris as they can cope with the patches of dry shade) a white flowering currant (ribes indecorum?) hellebores, wild violets, native foxgloves and lamiums, arum maculatum, geum rivale (water avens) in the damper patch.

I'm planning to get some English native bluebells and Narcissus pseudonarcissus to plant 'in the green' next spring. 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Please put out a shallow dish of water!

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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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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