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Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 10:19

They must get a few takers doc or they wouldn't bother. Wonder how many people get sucked in though....

God loves a trier eh? 

Fidget - haven't you had the Nigerian prince yet then?  I keep hoping....

I once adopted a 'cod Chinese' accent , when I'd had a spate of PPI calls, because I recognised the number. I can't possibly repeat what I said, but it was along the lines of  ' he not here, you no call here again - you **** off now...'   

It worked though 


Posted: 03/09/2016 at 09:02

Herer you are John 


Splitting / dividing Iris

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:40

Ideally, you'd have divided it after flowering, but you can do it now. You may sacrifice flowers next year, so it's really up to you what you want to do  

You need a sharp knife to divide it and leave a good bit of root on each rhizome. Replant with the rhizome on top of the soil, and cut the foliage back to a few inches to help with preventing water loss, and aid establishment. Pot the pieces up or plant in a sunny spot.

If you feel the plant's too congested to work with at the moment, you could pot it into a bigger pot, or plant it out, and leave it till next year to divide.

Things I don't get

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:31

I love Monkey Puzzle trees. We have the perfect climate for them up here too.  If I'd stayed in my previous house I'd have planted several there  

It's the same issue as conifers though - you need room. The country is full of houses with front rooms permanently in darkness because people buy these cute little specimens and stick them near the front door unknowingly..... 

Have a few more smileys on me      

Cold Calling Experiences

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:27

My work colleague's utility payments were suddenly increased by around 50%. It wasn't questioned by the supplier  but it was by her. The issue? Her gas box is in a very awkward place and the meter reader couldn't be a**ed getting down to read it correctly. Result? Months of to-ing and fro-ing to get it sorted, because they wouldn't accept her readings.... 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:22

Morning all/afties Pat. Glad you're getting your much needed rain. We're having far too much here for my liking - looks like I've picked the wrong week to have off . Curses!  

Hopefully you'll get some 'wolly' pix at some point  

Liri - perhaps they're visiting saunas not looking at trains....

Good to see you RB - I missed your post as it was the same time as mine. Hope things are fine with you  

Weather is now looking pants for tomorrow as well. What's a girl to do?  

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 03/09/2016 at 08:16
Thejazz says:

Mmmmmmmm......... I love GW as its for real gardeners. I understand about plant genus and didn't really need the "buttercup' malarkey. Yes many plants are related to them, but you wouldn't be daft enough to plant buttercups. On the other hand you might and if so go and have a word with yourself. 

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I think that's quite patronising. Not everyone understands about plant genus - in fact, I'd say more people who garden don't understand it. In the past few years, several people here have nurtured weeds and asked for help with ID on them as they've thought they were plants. New gardeners don't instantly have experience, and they should feel able to ask those questions without being ridiculed. 

Learning about what plants are is fascinating and many people will have enoyed an interesting bit of info like that. 

Mind you, what do I know? I was entranced by a programme a few years ago devoted to weeds . Mainly my nemesis - the willow herb   

I personally felt the programme was ok. There are things I don't care for and things I do, but I've felt that way about G'sW for many years. Skip what you don't like.  

Name of this anenome

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:29

I only grow the whites. I have Whirlwind which is a semi double. I'm very fond of it 

Transplanting hydrangeas

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:16

I'm about to plant one large, potted oak leaf hydrangea into a new bed, and dig one up and relocate it. Perfect time to plant things  

Keep them well watered if it's dry - shouldn't a problem at all. 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 20:04

A few taken today

Cupanis taking over 

Nasturtium ' Milkmaid '


Oak leaf Hydrangea with it's autumn colour

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