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Posted: 17/03/2015 at 14:15
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Wish I'd watched it, it's an hour later in France and I was tired so went to get ready for bed. Is it a series?

Hello Frank, haven't seen you for a bit.

Yes, it's a series and well worth watching. 

Yes, good to 'see' you Frank


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:38


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

and who wouldn't love to have Joe help us in the garden? Or is that just me?



Wintersong wrote (see)

Joe Swift?......

No, Joe Archer

I think he's going to be quite an attraction

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:23

Thank goodness Lyn - I'm relieved for you, I can only imagine how you feel.  Hopefully some regular care will be put in place for next week.  If it isn't, shout!!! 

As you've said, it's nursing care now and you shouldn't be doing it.  You and your mum should have this time to spend together positively ((hugs))


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:19

They'll be fine in the greenhouse - better than indoors - they'll grow soft in the warmth. 


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:18

Loved it - thought it was great - and a really good idea - after all, growing and cooking fruit and veg are all part of the same thing really

Neighbours and overhanging plants

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:15

Oh dear, she sounds like a total PITA   Yes, by law the hedge trimmings are yours so she is sticking to the letter (rather than the spirit) of the law in chucking them back to you. 

Can I suggest you thank her hugely and intensely for throwing them back to you as you are using them to make a hibernaculum for the hedgehogs. 

With any luck she'll be so jealous of you having hedgehogs (whether you have any or not ) that she'll keep them to make her own hibernaculum (for hedgehogs, not for her ).   

Privet flowers are also a wonderful nectar source for beneficial insects, so you could always allow your hedge to grow up to say 7 or 8 feet tall so that it will flower and produce berries too.  All in the name of wildlife too - she'd be 'hoist with her own petard' (love that saying ).  You could put a sign up explaining

And keep smiling at her - she'll think she's missing something

First Pickings 2015

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 11:10

Foggy and wet here in Norfolk this morning Barbara, but when Spring reappears I'll try to nudge a little of it in your direction 

Rose suggestions please

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 10:51

Totally agree with Dave

and as he says English Climbers are gorgeous and much more disease resistant than some others - some lovely choices here

Gardening terminology

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 09:58

Welcome Longhead     No problem with asking ridiculous questions here - if you don't ask how will you learn?    And it makes us look clever

Decking and rats

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 08:46

I've always said that decking provides just what rats are looking for in terms of congenial housing - wouldn't have it in my garden - just asking for rats to move in - sorry   Christine Walkden thinks so too

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