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Latest posts by Gardening Grandma

magazine insiders

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 17:15

Pretty boring once you get on there, though. Perhaps it will develop.

Diseased garrya eliptica

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:54

Garrya elliptica is susceptible to fungal leaf spot. Here's a link that might help.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=371

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:47

I wish I could find out which kindly neighbour contacted the council about the fir trees overhanging the pavement. They wrote to me saying that their 'inspector' had noted that my conifers were overhanging the pavement and ordering me to cut them back forthwith. The aforementioned trees were less than three feet high! They may have tickled the legs of anyone determined to walk at the very edge of my boundary, I suppose. Perhaps tickling legs could be classified as sexual harassment? 

Plants for narrow border

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:40

I once planted a border along the path in my back garden with lavender. It attracted many bees and also hoverflies. I went to the line with a basket of washing one day, wearing a full-skirted summer dress.Within seconds, I was doing the can can all around  the garden, lifting my skirt in a most un-grandma-like way  while shrieking and attempting to give the bees ands hoverflies a way back out of the large tent which had inadvertently enveloped them.

I took out the lavender. From the border, not merely from under my skirt.  

 

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:42

Thanks to both of you for contributing. Can we manage more of a rant? After all, we want to get it off our chests and whinge for all we are worth!

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:35

Oh well, good start. I've managed to post this thread twice. If only complete idiots would not waste thei time of more sensible people by putting stupid posts on this website!

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:33

Having enjoyed the thread on whinges,. I thought it might be good to have a place whe we could let the MOB (miserable old... er...darling) in us rip! No rudeness or personal insults - just genuine rants, preferably with a sense of humour. Gardening or forum related only!

 

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:27

Having enjoyed the thread on whinges,. I thought it might be good to have a place whe we could let the MOB (miserable old... er...darling) in us rip! No rudeness or personal insults - just genuine rants, preferably with a sense of humour. Gardening or forum related only!

Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:17

Another entry for a putative MOB thread?

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 14:10

Jon Cob's rant was a good example of a whinge! He's probably fed up with reading moans and groans from idiots like me (I admit it) and is getting it off his chest. Fair enough - that's what whingeing is all about. And there's one plus - we all learnt how to spell whinge. Maybe his entry belongs in a MOB thread?

Jon Cob, I don't really mean to talk about you as if you were never going to read this thread again. Good on you for putting it to us! Keep up the good work.

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