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pots in beds

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:44

Mint would definitely need that!

I do it with lots of plants and certainly bulbs,  but mainly if they're being used as a stop gap and they usually get a permanent place after they've finished. Is this a bigger shrub or something like bamboo MP2? Success does depend quite a bit on what the plant is.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:40

Are you really Ronnie Corbett David?  

Having been brought up in a jazz musician's household, I listened to classical music and jazz from an early age and was lucky enough to see people like the late great clarinetist Jack Brymer and my Dad's friends Cleo Laine and Johnnie Dankworth perform. I love all kinds of music though, from opera, blues and jazz to folk and loud rock, depending on how I feel. I'd never disapprove of anything my girls listened to either as I know how it feels to have that disapproval as a teenager listening to 'modern music' which was 'just a noise' apparently.

There are loads of very talented people out there today - just as there has been for decades -  and centuries. 


Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:30

Morning all. Not been for a couple of days really so only had a skim rather than  a proper look.

I get angry when I hear these issues about council cutbacks. I don't see councillors cutting back on their private cars to take them a few hundred yards to some junket. We have a situation where they spend 30 grand a year delivering children by taxi to schools here because they've got a placement and, rather than moving into it as it's more expensive, they live outside the area and expect someone else to get them there...taxpayers in other words. You couldn't make it up. 

I hope you get a result MrsG - keep poking the bear.

Did you try putting a bandage on Mr KEF ? That works for most things KEF... over the mouth is usually the best place...

Clari - is your real name Nicholas?   Get it? That's a quality joke 

I'd better go and have a look round before I come up with any more of those. Have a  good day at t'mill any workers 

Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:56

BL - I absolutely agree. Many people will spend thousands doing up a room in their house with new furnishings, paint , flooring etc - especially if it's a kitchen or bathroom-  but they think a few hundred quid will be enough to make a garden into a paradise!

Perhaps more people will realise that with a bit of hard work and a fairly modest sum, they can have something very attractive which suits their needs perfectly.

Lawn problems

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:40

I'm sorry if this sounds simplistic. It's not the OP's dog - it's the daughter's - so why does she  have to  bring the dog when she visits? 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:47

I'll let you have that one Verd - my Dad was born in September too 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:41

Thanks BL.  

chick -all the best people are born in October 

and I have this standing by for the cake - just in case

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:12

Thank you all. I wasn't 100% but I did feel well enough to force down a bit of birthday cake ...

Verd - I look not bad for eighty - you cheeky minx. BM - would have needed to add chicky's candles to 'mine' for my real age

Where did you get that pic of my house Dove? 

 chicky :




- hope you had the fire brigade standing  by for the candles 

Best support for growing clematis to cover wooden fence

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:57

You might need a bit more nourishment in the soil Cherry. Clematis, in particular, like lots of food and water and if there are other plants there's a bit of competition for nutrients etc. A nice rich soil but good drainage is best for them. 


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 16:53

Cherry - feeding well is important. They're hungry plants.  I'm not in the balmy south west area of Scotland that Bamboogie mentions - I'm in the wet cold middle part, and we have a short season compared to the south - but it doesn't mean I can't grow them!  A sheltered spot and the right care - and it's amazing what can happen.

You'll have great Cannas next year  

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