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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:00
Off to London first thing tomorrow, going to see the Chieftans at the Albert Hall, then to Kent. Should be a quick trip with this tailwind...


Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:48
Have been following this thread with great interest, and would just point out that you could send Italophile a private message through this board, not using google at all. If you click on a poster's icon, you will see 2 options - message and Ignore. If you click ignore you will block all of that poster's messages on the board, so not recommended, but can see it could be useful if there was a troll about. If you select message, then you can send a private message which only that member can pick up.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:41
Can't bear to look out of the window, the garden's getting hammered flat in the wind.


Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:28
Another vote for wildlife friendly pellets here. And scattered round plants.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:22
We had the sunny spell here in S Devon about 2 hours ago. Rain's back now with screaming wind. Batten down the hatches.

Sizzling Summer Plant Deal

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:20
Mostly annuals by the sound of it, the fuchsias, geraniums and begonias could be overwintered if you have somewhere frost free. Dianthus and asters should come up again next year...but you might not get them.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 16:14
ATM Windiest. It is screaming here in Devon. I fear garden casualties will be unavoidable. Glad I'm not out on the sea.

Iris Confusa

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:58
And they do sprawl about. I had to get rid of mine, swamping too many other things and with relatively short (but pretty) flowering time.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:56
@ Smallswan...Geoff's being serious. It's happened to a couple of posters. Go to personal settings (top right of screen), forum settings, members I am ignoring. You'll probably find yourself in there, so you can unignore yourself. We can see your posts.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 12:18
Lovely aquilegia - mine are all pink/ White/ purple. Or were, as they're over here, so have hacked them back to ground zero. Monsoon outside, but too busy to garden anyway as faffing about getting organised for trip to London tomorrow to see The Chieftains at the Albert Hall, then Kent for the weekend, hopefully meeting sister on Sunday at Sissinghurst. When it will probably be raining...

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