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Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:57

Oh dear - here you are Stacey - especially for you


I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:52

It might look good in front of clematis Daniel Deronda?

I only like auriculas in pots or in gravel patches outside little Victoran outhouses with doors painted a faded greeny-grey.  As I don't have a little Victorian outhouse of that description, I shall have to grow mine in pots - I have a sheltered wall I can put the pots on so they will be raised up to nearly chest height and so we will be able to see them perfectly. 

I want to grow again

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:25

I remember Adrian Bloom's Foggy Bottom in its early days, all conifers and heathers - beautiful in the right light at the right time of year, but when I saw it at other times it did nothing for me.  Now Adrian has removed most of the heathers and replaced them with grasses and perennials.  However gardening, as with everything else, goes in cycles - I wonder if it's time for heathers to have their day again?

Things I used to grow that I don't grow now ...................... auriculas - gorgeous floury little jewels - they're on my list for another year. Burnet roses - I once inherited a garden in which grew a little treasure - isn't that absolutely gorgeous? I have to find a spot for one of those here 

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:26

The jumbling might be the same as mine - apparently it's not uncommon - my daughter in law say her laptop does the same thing - you can be typing along quite happily and suddenly your cursor has jumped about 3 lines and is typing in a line you've already written.  Really annoying I agree!

As for the PMs, Daniel has said they'll be sorted - can you see any of them at all?


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:16

The area I'll be going to is Bashkortostan which is just above Kasakhstan so in that sort of area/climate - and daughter in law says that there are wild tulips there, but she can't remember when they flower. 

Climbing Rose

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 18:09

New Dawn is a good pale pink climber with HT type flowers, however for a pergola I prefer the multi-flora types - Appleblossom is lovely and would look gorgeous hanging down through the top of a pergola.  Both are on the Classicroses website.  


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 17:59

Do you think there will be wild tulips in the Urals in May?

Still got problems with Forum

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 17:55

Daniel said the PMs and Spellcheck are on the list to be done - my PMs are all jumbled up at the moment and I have to go through them looking for something with a recent date.  

As for the jumbling up - do you mean that sometimes the cursor jumps into a different line and starts typing in the middle of another word?  My laptop does that sometimes - it does it whatever website I'm on or even if I'm just typing in Word.  

Or is it something else?

Dreaded Dandelions

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:00

If you're going to do it by hand, (and that is perfectly possible no matter how many you have, it will just take time) the best tool to remove dandelion roots is a Daisy Grubber

If you don't get the long tap root out one dandelion plant will turn into dozens without even having to have flowers and seeds!


Posted: 08/11/2013 at 14:44

Tempted to get outside and do stuff, there's some watery sunshine at the moment, but I've got a really painful neck and shoulder which stopped me from sleeping properly - I know it was too much computer-work in the last few weeks at work - anyway OH has told me not to start heaving stuff around in the garden until it's stopped being painful so sitting on the sofa with Time Team, you lot and some knitting is the plan this afternoon 

Do we get cake on Friday afternoons? 

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