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Posted: 14/04/2016 at 10:26

I remember my panic when I got home and realised I'd left my handbag and purse in the trolley in the trolley park at Tesco in the dark late one evening. 

I phoned immediately and they said it'd been handed in. 

When I got back there they said a young lad who collects the trolleys had handed it in - I bought him a big box of Cadbury Heroes - he was really chuffed   So was I


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:47

Great news - they must be really relieved

Lily Beetle !!!

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:45

Then I found another four!!!

Yew Hedge at Back of Border

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:43

Hi Larkspurlady

Unless the border will be to the north of the yew hedge I can't see a problem.  Christopher Lloyd's wonderful garden at Gt Dixter is chock-a-block with yew hedges with wonderful borders in front of them. 

Of course the bed needs to be nice and deep and regularly fed and mulched, with lots of room so that your shrubs and perennials aren't actually growing 'under' the hedge ... but you've said it's a large border so all should be fine.  It sounds really appropriate for the setting.  I'd love to see photos - very jealous of a walled garden!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 09:34

Still overcast and damp here ... I've got a few jobs to do then will go and sit with Ma for an hour or so.  If I time it for lunch time it means the staff can concentrate on helping the rest of the residents with their lunches. 



Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:35

I would remove them now.


Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:28

Have a look at Ribes sanguineum 'Brocklebankii' - it has pink rather than the more usually seen red flowers - it also has golden leaves and needs semi-shade - it's a very pretty plant.

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 07:07

Good morning all

Lyn, the midazolam should have given your father a restful night with no anxiety or bad dreams.  Hope you got plenty of sleep too. 

It's a relatively mild morning - nearly 8C in the garden - the heating isn't on and OH seems not to have noticed - the sky's overcast tho'. 


Posted: 13/04/2016 at 23:11
Yes, in the wild they grow in regularly flooded water meadows.

Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 23:07
I'm sure that just taking a jar of water with some invertebrates is fine. It needs to be clear and healthy as far as you can tell - taking it from a local source makes sure you're not transferring any problems to a new area.

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