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Posted: 19/10/2015 at 07:58

Morning all. Missed the later chat last night but it's making me laugh now!

punkdoc wrote (see)

I  love beer, I love wine, I love whisky [ and gin ] but, I hate celery, most lettuce and pumpkin.!


A straw sounds about right Lesley 

Those are incredible Pat. Ain't nature grand 

Dove -  if I left stuff out on the pavement here people would just phone the council to complain...although since they didn't pick up the bags of plastics on Friday I'll be doing the complaining.... 

Damn cold again here. As I took the plastics back out again   the temp was saying 2 degrees. Winter draw(er) s on...

Best late flowering clematis?

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 19:24

I think it's hard to beat Etoile Violette. Mine is laden, and has been since July. West facing fence, doesn't get hammered by mid day sun. Never any problems with it either.

I also liked Rouge Cardinal when I grew it, but don't think it's as prolific and not sure if it flowers as long 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 19:20

Evening all. Had no t'interweb for ages so couldn't catch up with you all when I had lunch  

Done loads outside - too much to list - and ended up cutting all the grass after talking about it recently on here!  Dennis (resident robin ) was getting mighty p***ed off with me - I was round the back of the shed sorting all sorts and keeping him away from his grub. I gave him some food round there once I got on with other things though 

Love tomatoes - hate ketchup - can't even bear to see it on plates when the girls have it  They have to rinse the remains off before I wash them. The plates, not the girls.... 

Love carrots any way - especially roasted  Love coffee cake, hate coffee chocolates, like coffee now and again 

Glad you had some nice cuddles lily , and glad you had a rest WW! 

Off to get fish and chips for dinner as I can't be a**** cooking anything 

Natural history museum plant house to be demolished

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 12:00

There's a pic on your first post Lisa, so is it one of your own you want to upload or was the pic not showing originally? 

To upload pix, you click on the tree icon in the toolbar where you post. I think iPads are tricky here though...

It's very sad seeing your post too  


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:55

I've got the gardening stuff on Lyn...but, as you can see, I'm still on here 

I can procrastinate with the best of 'em 

I'm justifying it by saying I've not exactly been sitting on my **** all the rest of my time off  

Vine Weevil

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:53

I think mine are in the ground rather than pots pp. No potted plants have any damage to them but the rhodie at the front door has, and a few other shrubs. The heucheras are all fine, but I'm 'watching this space'... 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:49

RB - oohh err missus 

Lesley, re 27 - I'd have just short of ten years to wait for nappies, so no, I don't want to go back to that!  

Washing out - gardening stuff on....another cuppa first ....

Pet Friendly Way to Remove Weeds from Dark Damp Area

Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:20
James A wrote (see)


In my garden I've got an area where there was once a few trees nearby and I want to remove the weeds from the soil bed in a cat friendly way.

I've tried pulling the weeds out but they keep coming back.







I'm afraid it's what weeds do James!

You could pull them out and plant up the area, or wait till spring and  sow grass seed to increase the area you have. If it was me, I'd make a decent border and plant it up with something you like 

You can use weedkiller to clear them - just keep the cat in till the weedkiller's dried.



Posted: 18/10/2015 at 11:14

No - the next 'big' number Hosta 

add seven to your last post 


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 10:43


Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Fairygirl, I'm the wrong side of 50 


So am I!  

and getting very close to next number too 

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