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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:42

What a lovely walk Verdun.  Envious here!  

Good not to rush things with your Mum - slow but sure is always good. 

Bit of a grim day here - I heard earlier that a dear and special friend will soon be transferring to a hospice for end of life care.  One of those people you meet as adults and you both feel that you were twins parted at birth - I've known she was ill, and knew the likelihood of this, but it doesn't lessen the feeling .................   and of course, our thoughts are with her adored husband too.


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:31

Lovely garden Jac  Welcome

Identify plant??

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:20

Yes Euphorbia, possibly Euphorba characias 'wulfenii



ID Please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:17

Snap! Georgie 

ID Please

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:16

Looks like Akebia quinata aka chocolate vine 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 18:12

Cyclamen hederifolium flower  in the autumn and cyclamen coum in the early spring - both will naturalise in the right conditions.

They both come in white or pink, and there are also some very choice 'collectors' forms with lovely patterning on the leaves. 

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 15:23


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 15:22



Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:54
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

Ha ha Chicky, I can understand that....silly Billy me and thank you for correcting me!!  Apologies to Dove and Fairy for the muddling up.....I'm off to hide in my GH with a cup of tea 

Apologies not needed - feeling very flattered here 

And as for independence for East Anglia ........ the time might yet come 

Lawnmower grumbles...

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:48
Clarington wrote (see)
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

My thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd think it was in my interest to provide a cheap lawnmower.  

Trouble for a Landlord is unlike supplying things like fridge (aka plug in, turn on, if it tips over on you that's because you were most likely doing something dodgy) is if a person injured themselves using a lawn mower provided to them where does the Landlord stand in terms of not being sued that it was unsafe / they weren't risk assessed / trained to use it and all other sorts of daft things that stand in the way of common sense? The law is often so wishy washy and people are scared of getting sued over the silliest of things that its often easier not to bother.

Point taken - in that case, my thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd either mow it myself, pay someone else to mow it or pave or gravel the lot! 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Prepare for a heatwave!!!

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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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Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
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Grafting fruit trees

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Reporting the Spanish slugs 
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Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
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Have you seen this rose?

I can't seem to find it .............. 
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Wasps - such useful creatures

Just some of the ways they help us 
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To deadhead or not to deadhead - that is the question .... 
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Please put out a shallow dish of water!

Small mammals are not enjoying the heatwave 
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Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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