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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:40

Still a problem for some devices - phones in particular. Think the boys and girls in the techie team are working on it  

The pix also have to be under a certain size to transfer - can't remember what it is though 

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Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:38

Quite so pansyface. 

But my sister has had determined 'people' remove her sign and ring the doorbell to harrass her on her own doorstep.

Sometimes people take no notice.... Big sigh....



Posted: 12/03/2016 at 11:34

Birthday greetings in advance for Lesley  






Garden poetry

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:48

There as a young man from Kentucky

Who liked to go out and get mucky

With dibber in hand

And nothing much planned

The dibber just went and got...stuck-y...


Hmm...maybe not what you had in mind Happy Grower....  

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:42

Gawd knows flumpy - best ignored  

I used to be frightened of moths - due to childhood stuff. I've become much better just by gradually exposing myself to them in a sensible way. Not like that....  

I looked at pictures and nutcutlet has helped me because she does her moth watching etc. Perhaps you try something like that. Those kind of solutions are usually very good. 

chicky - a real life button would be great! I'd have a very long list  


Plants for pond edge

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 10:20

Hi Lucid, grasses are a really good choice for ponds. Many are evergreen so they're good for softening edges. Carexes are really easy and readily available. Look at Evergold. Hakonechloa is lovely and bright, though not evergreen, and makes a nice mound. Beregenias might be useful too, they prefer a bit of shade, but offer nice big leaves fro little creatures to hide under. Caltha palustris is happy as a marginal or in a  damp or boggy area. No maintenance, and yellow flowers for spring. 

There are ferns for dry as well as damp areas, so you'll be able to find suitable ones. The Hart's Tongue ferns are evergreen and really useful. I've always had those beside ponds I've had. Asplenium scolopendrium is it's proper name.

Don't overlook Phormiums for sunnier areas - they provide good cover and you can get loads of different varieties and sizes. Good drainage needed for them.

Hope that's a few ideas to start with 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:58

A glass and a piece of paper flumpy if he comes out.  He won't hurt you  

Just purchased a few plants

Posted: 12/03/2016 at 09:50

The rose might be ok Lyn - although if it's small, I'd still be inclined to pot it up for now, and plant it in a month or so once it's used to the temps etc. When plants have been in supermarkets or undercover at GCs etc, it's always best to be cautious. 

We should really have asked you exactly what size the plants are. 

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