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Posted: 10/07/2016 at 14:33

Looks like a clematis. Have you given it something to climb up?

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 09:40

He's having next door neighbour trouble, and it's really upsetting him.

What is happening to my borage?

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 09:39

Looks like a fungal infection due to the damp and wet.  Presumably you want it to eat/,add to Pimms,/ provide nectar for bees, /(delete as applicable)so I would just pick off infected leaves.

Positive visualisation for the doc

Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:36

I think its time we had a trip for the Yorkshire contingent.We're all going stir crazy with this weather. A  visit to a nice garden, with  a good cafe. There must be plenty in the area. We could start with Renishaw gardens maybe? Or maybe somewhere that allows in dogs, so reggie can have a run. Maybe one of the estates comprising the Dukeries.. Rufford Abbey has a nice walk around the lake.


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:28

No sun here. I'm just glad it's not raining.

Get well soon, Pat, punkdoc, and anyone else not well.

I may risk walking to the papershop to get a little exercise. Weighing down the sofa this afternoon.  Scottish lad first, then Heather Watson in the mixed doubles. Fizz at the ready. Fingers crossed.

Have a good day folks.


Posted: 10/07/2016 at 07:13

For anyone not speaking Aussie, cough lollies are  hard boiled cough sweets, not things on sticks. I made that mistake the first time I went diving in PNG, on an Australian dive boat. The instructions said to pack small gifts for the local children, like pencils and lollies .  I took  a bag of pens, crayons, and a monster bag of chupa chups. The local kids in their dug out canoes had no idea what to do with a chupa chup lolly.  They would sit in their canoes on the back of the dive boat, watching the entertainment of these pale skinned people strapping on air tanks and going underwater. I offered a lolly to one of them, who just looked at it. I mimed  sticking it in my mouth, and he did the the same, except it still had the wrapper on. I then had to ask for it back, unwrap it and give it him back. The look of surprise on his face, I will never forget.

The second time we went, I took hard boiled candy, and unwrapped it before offering it.

The pencils and crayons we gave to a teacher that brought the children on the boat for a sing sing. She was so grateful for them, it makes me cry thinking about it. People that were genuinely happy with so little that they had.

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:32

Could number 2 be ransoms (Allium ursinum) does it smell oniony or garlicky?

Plant ID

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 20:28

Lychnis coronaria


Ox eye daisy

dog rose

corn marigold

Did you have a pack of wild flower seeds?

clematis texensis Maxima

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 19:46

Looks almost like a tulip flower.


Posted: 09/07/2016 at 16:22

Night Pat, Sleep well.

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