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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 16:16

I'm doing fine at the moment and life's getting better and better every day. Still no hope on the job front but hey, Spring is coming. When the sun comes out, so does my spirit. I still blame my parents for that cos I was born in a very hot Summer.

Hi Lottie!

Hi Bjay, I love your wheelbarrow

BTW, I don't remember who it was but someone posted about Idiotitis; my neighbour defenitely suffers from that. Nothing but !!    


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Posted: 10/01/2013 at 14:09

Afternoon All, 

It has been a while since I posted but I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!! I am still reading the messages but felt I had nothing to write about. Feeling better now so will be contributing every now and then again (if that's ok). 

North facing bank, clay soil

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 13:05

You might try Viburnum burkwoodii, Corylus avellana, and Weigela species. I'd also be inclined to try Pyracantha, Osmanthus, Cornus mas, Sambucus, Cotoneaster and Crataegus monogyna.

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Posted: 10/10/2012 at 12:56

Afternoon all, sorry for being AWOL again without a note but I couldn't get it across cyberatically.

That Pyracantha looks just like mine, but it has loads more berries on. A female Blackbird is fancying them and I'm trying to shoo her off regularly 'cause I love their bright colours in flower arrangements. Blue flowers were my first love.

I know we're not supposed to see the northern lights in The Netherlands but strangely enough OH and me did. One night we came home from Nijmegen and were driving past open fields when all of a sudden this strange greenish light appeared. It was beauuuutiful!!!

This afternoon my neighbour is coming for his English class so I'd better start preparing. Have a lovely day everyone.

PBR protected or not?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 11:55 Is this what you mean? 

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Posted: 22/09/2012 at 08:35

Morning all, lovely day today. Sun's out and looks/feels like it's going to be nice and warm.

There is a cheeky Blackbird trying to eat every berry from the Pyracantha next to the kitchen door. Lovely to watch her . Ok, lots to do today so am off to the shops. "See" you after the weekend, bye.

Leafless fuchsia

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 08:09

No Berkley, I agree with you. That Erica carnea won't be a problem. Next year will be better hopefully. 

What is this plant with purple flowers ?

Posted: 22/09/2012 at 07:59

No, you're right Figrat; it is a Solanum rantonnetii.

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Posted: 21/09/2012 at 08:25

Morning all, brrr it's chilly outside. Just parked my car in front off the house 'cause Mum will be arriving in a couple of hours, and thermometer says 7 degrees C. No wind though, so maybe it'll warm up later. They did promise us 20C for next week.


Muffins were quite good considering it was a first attempt - I tried to share them cyberatically (love that word BTW) but I'm not sure they made it there correctly. This afternoon I'm going to try some home made tomato soup. All these cooking programmes are inspiring me. Weekend is a busy one with working in the garden and two parties to go to.



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Posted: 20/09/2012 at 13:42

Judging from the photo this is Fuchsia Rust. If you Google for Pucciniastrum epilobii and go to the pictures - please, do scroll down a bit -  you'll find that this yellow dust is the first stage of the infection. It also appears on the underside of leaves. Maybe the small Fir in it's presence has been the host?      

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