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Posted: 10/11/2015 at 19:07


Dove - hope you're feeling more like yourself tomorrow. A lie down with something tasty and a few rubbishy telly progs usually does the trick.

I meant tasty to eat - not your OH... 

T'bird - ooh yes The Bridge - looking forward to it. I'm enjoying Arne Dahl. Was it you who recommended it or RB? Couldn't remember 

Sorry I missed your birthday RB.  Hope you had  a lovely day with plenty of cake  


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 17:24

W'song - I think a large bar of something chocolatey should be added to the dinner menu too. Just to keep your strength up of course   I haven't had to do indoor DIY for a while now, but it is incredibly messy and tiring and seems neverending at times. It'll be fantastic when you've got it all done and can enjoy it's benefits.  

After a trip to Mickey Dees the other day with daughter (only coffee and a bun for me ) it'll be a cold day in hell before I go back - certainly at school run time of day  anyway  Not one, but two complete *&*@#***s in the car park, intent on damaging my car - and my daughter  

Verd- I think you need help with your plant addiction....  

Bird feeders

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:40

I reckon there'll be a car grease of some kind, or something similar, which will stick on and stay there longer too. Probably just need to scout around a bit 

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:38

Tetley - I think Verd needs to move to Scotland for a while so that he can experience gardening in 'real conditions' for a while....

Naughty fairy 


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 12:34

We do love you doc - mainly when you're asleep.....

Par - I don't envy you the flies - you can definitely keep them, but we have...The Midge - our own secret weapon!  

chicky - re your list...are you checking it twice?...

I'm getting more male in my attitude to C*******s as I get older. Too much fuss, for far too long. Think youngest daughter has inherited that too! Fine when the girls were younger, I enjoyed it then, but I don't see the need for it to last for days..and days...and days...


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:02

What do you put in them as bait Pat? I'm almost frightened to ask....

Rooting hormone powder

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 08:01

I wouldn't bother using it if it's that age.

As Verd says, many things don't need it . I've never done a comparison to see if it's beneficial, but I do think it's like a lot of things - people use too much, assuming that will be better than only using a little. I never remember to buy it anyway!  

Help - what can I plant against a north facing wall

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:57

I love the climbing hydrangea, but the OP wants something that won't get too big. Unfortunately, it doesn't look good when kept restricted. 

I'd go for the Cotoneaster or Pyracantha. Great framework for a seasonal clematis, as Tetley says.

Methinks a good pair of shears will be required though, whatever the choice....

Pruning Clematis Montana

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:51

Grandiflora is lovely Verd. The problem with Montanas is that they often have flowers later on in the year too, so it can put people off pruning in early summer which is really the best time. If it's really out of hand, you just have to bite the bullet and get it chopped, and accept that you may not have the flowers in spring. It does depend on climate though - I would definitely get none if I pruned now!


Posted: 10/11/2015 at 07:48

Morning all - slightly better here for now regarding the high winds and rain - for now thankfully. Not sure the ferries will be running for Liri though. The sea will be rough....  

The travels haven't altered Edd's sense of humour I see 

I've had worse presents than pans though. I don't mind those sorts of things - I'm practical, don't really care for fripperies anyway! In fact, since C*******s is coming, there's a waterproof cover for my rucksack I could do with...

There must be a lot of flies in those Pat  

Off for a quick look to catch up before I go to work 

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