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Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:10
graham wells wrote (see)

Hi All you Viola lovers . Have just joined .

Thanks to DOVEFROMABOVE for including The National Society Web Site on an earlier post..

Quite a few people visited this from his message.

I will be following your thoughts as to what people like so much about the flower


My pleasure Viola Man - it's a great resource - the Viola Soc. website I mean 


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 21:05

Hello folks  Back from visiting Aged Ps and then on to see son and deliver Not Cornish Pasties and Banana chutney as his wife's in Saudi for the week.  

Lovely pics Punkdoc 

If you could invent something...

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 12:32
artjak wrote (see)

.... I would like a tiny fork lift machine to lift and carry big sacks of compost, it would have to manage two or three steps also.

That's one of the things I've got OH for! 


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 12:28

What a shock!  Hope no one was in there!


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 12:14

We'll get bored when you put snaps of Aunty Marge in her sun hat on 

Fantastic photos!!!

lavender bush in pot - winter

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 11:53

I would - they're just a little more tender than we tough English types 


Posted: 28/11/2013 at 11:52

I do  unless they're in beds where I want them to self seed 

silly quotes

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 11:26

Do as you would be done by


Be done by as you did

Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 11:01

Hi Clarngton, chives are tough as old boots - they die down completely in the winter and one of the first signs spring on one of the first few sunny days is the tiny spears of brilliant green pushing up through the soil. 

They benefit from being divided regularly - I divide mine every spring when they're about 4" tall - I started off with three little clumps and now I have a border of chives all the way around my herb garden.

You could try bringing one of your pots into the house and keep it on the kitchen windowsill and it might keep going through the winter, to provide you with chives for your scrambled egg and smoked salmon on Christmas morning - but it would tire the plant and it wouldn't do so well for the rest of the year.  

I'd rather buy one of the pots from the supermarket to keep indoors for the winter, then in the spring I'd split it into several clumps and pot them up or plant them out in the garden - they'd soon build up again and by next year you'll have a border of chives as thick and luscious as mine 

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