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Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:08

SGL   Ma was surprised I knew where to find her - she's not often there - apparently!  When I left I said "I'll see you again soon" - she said she didn't know where she'd be 'cos she travels around a lot - you don't think she's discovered Romany roots do you???  Anyway, we left it that I'd check there first, and if she wasn't at The Lovely Home they'd know where she was likely to be. They've assured her that they'll keep a bedroom free for her and they'll always have a meal for her  Apart from the confusion she was perfectly happy - she knew she'd been out the day before and had a nice time, but couldn't remember where it was she'd been (a walk/push with some of the other residents and staff down to the sea front for a cup of coffee and an ice cream).

The only problem is that she appears to have lost her bottom dentures - she's probably flushed them down the loo like she did the last ones - at least this time we've got the moulds so it won't cost her an arm and a leg to have some more made like it did the last time. 

How to choose and hire a landscape gardener

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:04

Do you know the website ? You join your local one and it's a brilliant way to get recommendations from your neighbours for local tradesmen etc. 

I've also got good plants/tools etc for nothing or next to nothing or swapsies. 

Sort of like Gumtree but less money oriented and more friendly.  There's also a Lost & Found page for pets and stuff like that

Help needed!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:56

Sometimes it's there and sometimes it isn't.

I wondered whether it was there if the 'first unread post' was on a previous page, but practice doesn't seem to bear that out ... it does seem to be intermittent

plant identification

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:21

That's what made me think of Comfrey - it's prone to powdery mildew.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 18:04
Fritillary wrote (see)

Dove, the other day you mentioned the film 'The Rare Breed', after Brandy had her calf. I was just on line registering the birth and you have to put down who the sire is.When I looked at his pedigree his grand sire was called Udel 1 R51 Vindicator. What a coincidence.

That's just brilliant  

DD ((hugs))

Hosta ((hugs))

Yvie ((hugs))

Anyone else ???  just help yourself


Is it always a bad idea planting large laurel plants?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 17:56

I agree with everything Lyn has said.  Small hedge plants will catch up and pass larger ones every time. 

plant identification

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 16:02

A guess - Pink comfrey?


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 15:56

Highly unlikely - but I wouldn't cut it quite that low - I'd reduce it's height by half this autumn when it's finished flowering to prevent it getting rocked by the wind over the winter - then in early March cut it all back to just below knee height.  Give it a sprinkling of Fish Blood and Bone and stand well back - it'll flower beautifully for you next summer, and the flowers will be at a height where you can see and enjoy them.

back ground for sansevieria cylindrica

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 15:43

I think that some of the artemisia varieties may suit your purpose - the aromatic silver leaves should set off the darker green spears of the sanseviera cylindrica nicely - and I would have thought they'd be happy in the same conditions.

Too good to be true ?

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 10:37
dominoman wrote (see)

My tip would be to go for lighter coloured sandstone if you can, because the grey colours can look depressing when wet.

But if the patio is in shade then choose greys anyway, because lighter colours look grotty as soon as they get dirty and mossy, so you'll be forever cleaning.

That's my view anyway.

We chose a blue/grey because it complements the the cool colours we use most often in the garden - blues, purples, pinks, creams.

Yellowish colours look better with the warm colours of the spectrum - corals,reds, oranges, dark green, etc

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