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Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Today at 21:35

SGL - you haven't seen my face though 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Today at 21:31

I totally agree with you bekkie. I read the news and despair of humans sometimes but this thread restores my belief. The very best of wishes to you all.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: Today at 21:21

Pansyface - knee breeches?? 

Philippa - only others can judge your first four guesses. Sturdy (fat in my case) is accurate. However, I'm 6ft 3" with blue eyes...sorry 


OK - Verdun....a flat cap,pipe,green wellingtons. A decent chap but beware his fiery side.

        Philippa....homely,a little bit stern on the outside but with a sense of mischief and a good heart.

        Frank....another flat cap,a glint in his eye and another eye for the ladies. all-seeing oracle of the plant kingdom. Great wisdom,kindness and sense of humour.

         Lyn....another lady stern on the outside,says what she thinks but deceptively warm and a heart of 24 carat gold. 



Seed germination

Posted: Today at 15:51

I have some delphiniums germinating at the moment, outside on the garden table. I've noticed though that despite a good rate of germination,many seedlings have the seed case still attached whilst trying to grow. Is this normal with delphiniums? Should they just be left until they throw off the seed case? Snipping them off with scissors risks damaging the embryonic leaves I would have thought.

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:29

Lord of the Rings has to be my all time favourite. Possibly coloured by rose tinted teenage memories, but its a book that demands to be read again and again.

Watership Down for similar reasons, not to mention the botanical links with names like Hazel,Blackberry and General Woundwort.

Still with the teenage years there are the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Six books where you follow the trials of a man transported to another world. Fantasy/sci-fi genre and the finale that left me sobbing I don't mind adding.

As I've grown older, most of Thomas Hardy's works. Then there's Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights,Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird etc etc

And ghost stories - I just love them and the master of that genre is M R James. 'Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You', if read on a dark October night will have you looking over your shoulder 


help please as regards my dog

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 19:58

I agree - no hard feelings Hostafan.

On the subject of dogs, our Border Terrier has lost his bark. We were out all day Saturday and know from neighbours that he and his side-kick howl when we are not here. A case of strained barking chords? He's fine otherwise, a good appetite and play-fighting with his buddy.

First Delphinium Jubilee Ever

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 22:10

I love delphs - I've just got some seeds germinating. Those of yours look lovely DimWit 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 21:34

Pansyface - that's Lexie our black lab. She is obsessed with the sun reflecting off my watch and follows me everywhere even on dull days 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:43

Ah thank you for that FG 

Unidentified Plant

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 20:27

I've had this in my garden for a few years now. I think I got it from a summer fete but can't remember what its called. Any ideas folks?


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