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Posted: 30/01/2015 at 20:22

Hello folks   Supper eaten, OH is washing up, I'm on the sofa with a second glass of rosé  

Just been watching Sounds of the Sixties from 1966 - Moody Blues, Paul Jones and Manfred Mann, the Kinks, the Stones and the Pretty Things  They were all over my bedroom wall way back then.  About 15 years ago I actually met Ray Davies of the Kinks as he was star guest for the music festival I worked for - others knew I was a huge fan and we were placed next to each other at a big reception - I was shy and he was shy and we just drank champagne together and we hardly spoke a word

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 20:04

Verdun   You know we're thinking of you ((hugs))

Broad Beans

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 18:44

I sowed mine direct into the veg patch back at the end of October - they have had no protection whatsoever - every one germinated and they are all now around 8-9" tall and healthy as a butcher's dog. 


GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 18:21

Lyn, I'm afraid that Daniel did warn that it might take a little while for the Met Office to sort out.  In the meantime, as the GW weather comes from the Met Office site, you can go straight there and put your location in and you should get the same amount of information that you usually get from GW.


'mind your own business'

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:57

I wouldn't.

I've seen it work really well in Japanese-style gardens or in Victorian-style ferneries, but it needs constant watching.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:55

Hello folks!  Back from visiting the Aged Ps.  Both in jolly good mood and pretty good health all things considering.  They had a birthday present for me (they didn't know they had it, but I'd been primed by Bro where to look) and wished me Happy Birthday for the other day. 

I told Pa I'd seen a huge flock of Pink-footed geese on Reydon Marshes and he was really interested.  We also talked about it being the end of the game season for pheasants and I'd seen a couple of shooting parties on my journey. 

Ma was very happy with her new teeth and says they're very comfortable - they certainly look very good and Pa agreed she has a lovely smile again. 

Dd - what a complete PITA - poor you!!!  And Shadow looks as if he doesn't give a d*mn!

Raw (unpasteurised) goats milk is usually totally suitable for dogs if you can find a supply.  It also freezes really well so you can buy a batch and freeze it in plastic bags.

Clematis - Group 1 & Group 3 pruning mess!

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:47

I think they probably need repotting - you say they've been neglected and aren't producing many flowers - clematis are very hungry plants. 

I'd cut them both pretty hard back - take them out of the pot and gently wash and disentangle the roots, then re- pot them both separately in good quality loam-based compost.  I'd use  two thirds JI No 3 mixed with one third MPC. Plant them 6" deeper than previously.  You won't get any flowers on the Frankie this year, but it'll rejuvenate both the plants.

Good luck

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 10:09

If he was sweeping up fallen leaves in the autumn maybe he thought it a good idea to remove any that hadn't yet fallen in order to save him coming back again and sweeping the rest up, given that they're toxic - not saying that I agree with him - just trying to put myself in his place and find a reason for his action.

And of course, as most of us know, there's a big difference between 'a groundsman' and 'a gardener'.  I've discovered that it's usually the groundsmen who don't know the difference

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 09:20

Hi, I've just heard back from Daniel - he's contacting the Met Office who provide the info. 

My guess is that they're snowed up


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 08:58

Birds have been fed and ice has been cleared in the birdbath.  I think I'll visit the Aged Ps today - it doesn't look as if the roads will be too bad later this morning, and the forecast for tomorrow is for more precipitation


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