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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:39

Hello folks!    Back home after visit to Wonky - we had an amble around her garden between the showers - she's got so many flowers blooming away.  Winter flowering jasmine, violets, a gorgeous deep pink salvia (Wendy's Wish?) that lovely new choisya the name of which I've forgotten - and Climbing Rose 'Mermaid' is covered with blooms. 

Pdoc - sorry to hear about OH's job - I hope that a silver lining reveals itself very soon ((hugs)).

Runnybeak - best wishes to your son for a very quick recovery - it seems he is very popular with his workmates and friends - they will stand him in good stead when he begins to be up and about.

Jolly chilly outside, it started to sleet just as I got home, and now there are huge black clouds rolling in - Brrrrrrrrr!!!


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:36

Hope not Topbird - hope he scares the pants off ISIL/DAESH too!


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:25

Have a lovely day with littlest Chicklet


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:21

There's a tiny patch of blue sky up there - but it's not going to be a gardening day - no way - and the house is all ship shape and Bristol fashion, so think I'll go and visit Wonky

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:04

Oooh, a holly hedge

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 09:01

Ah, thanks Nut - got it!  It might be useful in the shrubby bit of the new area - hedgehog cover and all that


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:50
Verdun wrote (see)

Not really a fan of Andrew Neil but his attack on IS last night was impressive.  

Whatever it costs, whatever protocols are infringed, we need to unite with Russia, Iran, everybody, to send in troops and destroy IS now.   i don't think we have seen anything yet to compare with what they will do

I've been saying for years that the west should have backed Russia in sorting out the Mujahadeen in Afghanistan back in the 80s, but no - what did we do?  We armed the Mujahadeen against Russia, because of course the Soviets were the enemy weren't they? Duh! Talk about an own goal - the Mujahadeen turned into Al Qaeda using the arms we'd supplied.

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:43

I don't know R. laurifolium Jo, so I've googled - sounds lovely - yet another possible planting for the area freed up by felling the tree yesterday.  I've got R. odoratum over in the Wilderness behind the pond, but as yet it's only a toddler. 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:35

 There you are Pat

The dreaded vine weevil!

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 08:04

I think you're  definintely right about the garden soil - I don't think they like gritty composts

MPC makes them too comfy.

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