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Plant names

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 19:03

Hostafan1 wrote (see)

I've heard his latest "single" on R2 , it's vomit inducing to say the least.


It's not even that good Hosta...

I wasn't going to mention the ribes, doc   

Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:51

I ain't coming as Jack Sparrow....

I could be a parrot on someone's shoulder..... I'm only little....

Getting more wildlife into garden

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:45

If you have a jigsaw, you can cut a circular one easily, or drill a hole at the top two corners then join them up with the saw to make a square one. Not so easy with an ordinary saw, but you could do it well enough with the hole drilling method hollie 

Fidgetbones - Hen party

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:16
fidgetbones wrote (see)

Himself wanted to have a pirate themed wedding. Mainly so he could get his sister to get dressed up as a serving wench.


Slightly worrying fidget.....

Look like I'm walking Sunday so I can come  

I may fall asleep around ten though  

Can I have fizzy water or tea since I don't partake? I could also bring cake....

 ' a conduit for your joy'.....brilliant Hosta  

Talkback: Plants for damp shade

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 18:07

Me neither Hosta - it's the blue flowers  The foliage is nice though

Dicentras and Solomon's Seal ( Polygonatum )will take a lot of shade and damp soil too. 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:23

...and he might have been good looking into the bargain, Hosta 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 17:16
Gertie grass wrote (see)

Thanks , at least I know summit now....Verdun 


You know 'simmit' now GGrass...and a simmit's what you need when you reach a 'summit'.....

I was joking about the trousers - I had a kilt on....

Jo - we had fine woollen liberty bodices as children. B****y itchy  things  

Like your 'Grace' story Hosta. 


Posted: 07/10/2015 at 12:48

Hello all - a quick look in while I'm having lunch. I 'clocked in' this morning and wrote a long post but obviously had a senior moment and didn't press submit....

You're right Hosta - getting old is rubbish 

Glad you both had good news Hosta and Pat. Are dodgy knees infectious then Hosta, if you're other half has them now too?...  

I've resolved my knee issue with a hinged knee brace. If only all knee probs could be solved as easily.  

Lovely pix you posted Liri. Hope you can get something sorted soon for mum. I'm so relieved I never had those issues to deal with as my parents got older - they were able to stay in their own home till the end.  

Hope you're almost there now WW. AT least you have heat! We had no boiler for a week in January while I got a new one fitted. At least we had an electric shower! It was so cold, I had to wear a simmit under my T shirt and wear trousers instead of shorts...

Back to work now for my sins, so I'll catch you all later. Have a good day everyone 

Ducks on my pond

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 19:19

And when are you getting your boat Hosta? 

Love your pic - it reminded me of my last house and garden  - for which I had great plans. Not to be though. You don't post enough pix of your lovely 'estate'   

Those ducklings are gorgeous. 

Did you remove the fence just to enhance the view - or for another reason? I imagine it's great from the conservatory.

Magnolia shrub leaves curling and turning brown

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 19:13

They don't like to dry out. After watering thoroughly, apply a mulch, as that helps to retain water , especially in dry spells. If you incorporate some well rotted manure in to the surrounding soil that will also help the soil structure and prevent lots of moisture loss.

If there's lots of other planting nearby (especially large shrubs or trees)  there's more competition for water, so just be vigilant, particularly through summer, if you don't get lots of heavy rainfall.  The tree canopy prevents water penetration as well  

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