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Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:18

Not a 'blonde' moment Lyn, that was the plan for yesterday but it got postponed as I felt poorly - OH found fish curry in the freezer for yesterday

Pam, I'm really sorry about your old dog, but wish you much joy with your new one - we shall expect photos and a progress report you know

Pond Life

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:15

As I understand it the males bury themselves in the sludge at the bottom of the pond and the females hibernate on land

We went with a heavy duty pvc liner - the preformed ones are hellish in my experience

Pond Life

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 16:52

Did your parents let you play with mud when you were a child - if not, now's your chance

solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 16:50

Best to cut back hard in the early spring, just as it starts into growth  - but you can remove some of the top growth now to stop it waving about in the winter wind

Pond Life

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 16:46

Make sure the  frogs can get out of the tubs - at this time of year the females leave the water to hibernate on land.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 16:40

You've got it in one!!!

Thanks for the kind words

solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:56

You can cut it hard back - it'll grow again from the base - and then tie it in as it grows, don't wait until the branches have become stiff and unwieldy

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:52


I went for a walk across the marshes today - so glad I took my camera









 And, there I was, sitting on the river bank ............ and along came these two handsome chaps


 Guess what happened next? .............................. It's a good job I like labradors! LOL


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:39
KEF wrote (see)

Hi all just saying Hello 

Pdoc I've been to your house and it isn't easy to tell whose windows are whose. Maybe you neighbour has annoyed some one else and it was meant for him not you

We once came home from holiday and neighbour had washed egg from our bay window with the hose pipe   turned out the lad next door had dumped his girlfriend and she'd enlisted friends  who bombed the wrong house .

So pathetic .......

That sounds like a very likely explanation KEF

solanum crispum

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:33

Hi Karen

It's a scrambling type of climber, and needs support such as being tied into a trellis or wires on the fence.  It's not like a honeysuckle that twines or an ivy that clings.  

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