Posted: 10/04/2013 at 07:57
Still on the subject of pets, we have a rescue centre not too far from here called Many Tears. It has lots of dogs with tragic stories, as well as ex-breeding dogs. I read their website regularly and wish I could take one of them (my older dog is a rehomed one, but I got her from another family). If anything happened to one of my dogs, I'd get one.
I am getting obsessed with hellebores, Verdun. Have just bought the Wisley guide to them (second hand on Amazon) and am researching how to collect seed. I already have about sixteen, including some lovely doubles (not bee friendly, I know) and have lots of ideas for more planting places.