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Supports for morning glory and other climbers

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:35

It's like a discussion  on another thread - the word 'weed' used to mean herb or grass (in other words, any plant that wasn't a bush or a tree) - it wasn't until the Middle Ages that it came to mean 'something growing where it's not wanted'.

One of my favourite books is Melvin Bragg's The Adventure of English. 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:31

Onwards and upwards Clari 

Dark pond water

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:51

Not necessarily - I never saw to the bottom of any of the ponds on the farm - I thought they were really really deep (and Ma encouraged that thinking) but really they were probably just a couple of feet at the most.  They were a dark greeny brown.  Think of any village pond you've seen.  

We can see the bottom of ours at the moment, but the time will come when the water 'thickens up'.    Somewhere Nutcutlet posted some pics of her ponds - really healthy and full of wildlife but you can't see the bottom. 

Rust on mallow

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:40

I've not sprayed anything in this garden, other than weeds in the drive.  

Beastie artwork

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:39

If it is he's had a very big meal for one so small 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 08:38

Think I've confused some people - auction very early tomorrow - gardening today - but first I've been striking up a relationship with some nice people at Virgin - internet disappeared TWICE!!!  Nice young man says he doesn't think it will disappear again today ..................... It had better not!!! 

Fb - from time to time Pa manages to remove his catheter - think when he's drowsy he gets the 'wiring' confused with his 'Emergency' button 

Have a lovely day tomorrow 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:58
chicky wrote (see)

Don't you worry you might sneeze - and accidentally buy something.  ....


That really doesn't happen - the auctioneer will always check that a bid is intentional - it's fascinating for people watchers like me, as well as seeing the gorgeous items.   I was sitting next to the man who bought this a few weeks ago 

If I see another I'll get it for you Fg, your bank card number is ...............??? 

Rust on mallow

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:50

The mild wet winter we've just had was perfect for Hollyhock rust   

Info here 


Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:45

What do you want - we'll be looking at Chinese porcelain, silk, woodblock prints, jade ........... all sorts of really useful stuff 

Sad rhubarb

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 06:43

  We need pics and more information

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Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
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Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
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