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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 18:43

You can have mine too Dove.... in fact double   


Dividing Clematis

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 18:16


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:56

Yvie - I agree with you about those ads.They seem to be more prevalent on certain channels. I also pick and choose where I donate my my hard earned cash. 

I can understand you not caring for porridge. I didn't like it as a child - mainly because of the way my mum made it! I came back to it as an adult and I'm very particular about how I have it...  

Texture of food is such a personal thing - I don't like beans in general  - that grainy thing they have  


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:29

LP - hope you're getting the leccy fixed. Need any candles?   

Think Mr B knew he was on borrowed time, judging by his new album. 

No more snow here, but a cold wind Liri - it did try to snow again yesterday afternoon though and I think we might get some in the next few days. A lot on the hills from about tree line level - 1200/1500 feet. North west has got the most because, unusually, the north east has had so much rain due to the direction of the weather fronts. 


Can a shed with a window and bench be used for a potting shed ?

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:09

Light is often the biggest issue for seeds and cuttings so turning regularly is the answer. You'd just have to be very vigilant.

Ventilation is probably trickier but philippa has given a good solution. Don't forget that a cold frame can be rigged up quite cheaply - old bits of timber or brick for sides and an old window for the 'roof'. You might find Gumtree or a similar site would have plenty of stuff that people are trying to get rid of. 

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Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:04

Dove's right.

Don't 'assume', count to ten. Amazing what a difference that can make. 

David Bowie

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:02

Tidyg - you're right - he took a little while to take over the world, but early fans knew how special he was way back at the start  

They've been doing a tribute all day on R2. It's been wonderful and moving at the same time.

Hosta - they played a live version of Kooks from a BBC prog when he'd just written it. You have to make sure you say 'downtown' in that Anthony Newley way he did 

# Comedian, chameleon, Corinthian and caricature. 


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:55

Clari's right - at this time of year avoid walking on it. In spring or early summer when it's dried out a bit - you can aerate the ground and brush grit into the holes to help drainage. Re seed with a harder wearing variety of grass seed which will also help if the area gets lots of wear and tear. The shrubs will mean a bit more shade than grass likes, so you could try a seed that's suitable for shade as well. Keep a good regime of mowing and aerating etc over the spring and summer too 


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:47

They're early spring flowering, but they'll be earlier in many places as Verdun has said. 

I love the little clumps of 'grapes' before they open 

David Bowie

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:46

Hunky Dory for me doc. 

Unique - no one like him, never will be. That was his genius. Never frightened to do what he wanted.

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