hollie hock

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Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:15

I grow mine in those old galvinised pots, they seem to do ok


EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:05

I saw that bit KT53, now that was madness. We are talking of vast amounts of money, really wasteful

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:36

Lovely bright colours Vic and the giant red one is a show stopper! Snap Joyce, no roses or anything summery at all and I'm down here.  I think the next burst of colour will be the sweet williams.

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:20

Have a great time you two

EU. In or Out?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:10

It's good to be able to discuss stuff like this on here, I've learnt quite a bit Always good to hear others peoples opinion whether they are the same as mine or differ. Long may that continue, we live in a democracy after all.

I can't say that I've changed my mind and I'm probably not alone it that.  But it has made me more aware. I watched half hr of that Paxman programme about the inner workings of the EU. Seemed a very convoluted sort of set up and I have no idea who did what.  I have to confess I only watched half of it then turned over for Corrie!

In answer to one question posed by Tetley about how many of us would choose to join right at this moment............not many. But that's not the situation we find ourselves.in. A lot has happened since the end of the war so it doesn't sit well with me that everything can be blammed on the EU? 

Happy to be corrected but surely the internet has had as much if not more influence on our high streets?  I live in a small town where independant shops/restaurants have a real hard time surviving, many don't.There's lots of empty shops in the high street and it's only the larger budget end of retail that seem to move in.

Here I would have said this was down to exorbitant rates and rents for buisness. Is that something would change if we left? The cost of food is relatively cheap now as well, I can only see that going up if we leave. How can it not?

I don't want increased house hold bills, things are tight as it is.

Hi Mynx, most people only know each other through the forum, although some are friends in person so to speak

Hostafan ....

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 08:03

Lovely plants, I've only got one type but very fond of it.

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 22:30

Plenty of shuffling about left for you then Kitty. I didn't start any of mine inside this year, windowsills no good here

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:42

It worked just fine. I checked my photos and they are just under 2mb so I didn't have to alter the size.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:40

Thanks Fairy, giving it a go.

My hot bed about 10 days ago. Planted about a year ago. I've thinned out the honesty since.

This is the more shady side of the garden

This is the bottom shady bed planted in the Autumn, there's a newly attached extension to the flower bed  which is work in progress

Hopefully all of this will come out alright, looks a bit of jumble this end

cleome colour fountain

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 21:23

Yep I think if I tried to fit everything back in it would be full in no time I've still got a few bits and pieces to pot on still.  It's that time of year I think that everything really wants to be outside but some are just too little or too tasty to be outside unaccompained.  I'm doing a lot of shuffling

Pictures sound good, I'll try and do the same. I haven't tried uploading any on the new format

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