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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:15

Thank you, good to be in contact with the outside world.

Thank you to Fishy for being my lifeline. 

Lyn offline

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:07

Thank you for all your kind thoughts. The phone line was fixed yesterday, so was back on line!.

We only have bottled gas for cooking, and like others have said, no chance of fibre optic. Everytime there is a thunder storm the power goes off, we have had a lot of lightening later, not for long, just long enough to set all the clocks!

You wouldnt beleive this but my mobile signal is awful, sometimes texts come through the next day, sometimes instant.

I go up to the top of the garden to make a call, and thats being 960ft above.

Anyway, all ok now and coping well.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:25

??????Thoughts and prayers with Lizzie, and Lily.??????

how to grow Bignonia from seed

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:09

Sow your Begonia seeds in the Spring. They need warmth to germinate.

Agapanthus, easy from seeds you just have to wait for a few years till they flower!

Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:03

Mines been in here for about 20 years, the patch 

is no bigger now than it was then. Its perfectly happy in my acid soil, flowers beautifully, all you need to do is get a spade and chop down in the shape you want it, the roots can be contained by putting 

a plastic membrane down about a foot,

You need to do your gardening housework like any other, just keep eye on it. It wont take over if you dont let it.


Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:51

Sorry to hear about everyone's sad problems, we are jogging along at the moment, thank you for all your good wished.

Being without telephone and internet for 6 days didn't help! felt really cut off.

early spring

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 12:40

Next year try planting them deeper. Could be the reason, we are very mild here but no sign of bulbs up yet.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 10:30

Lily, I am so sorry to hear that. Sounds so very similar to my mum.

Thoughts and prayers with her today.

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 02:41

In what way have we ' taken one step forward and two back' Mike, can you please explain a bit more on that?

hornbeam hedge questions

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 18:33

I wouldnt bother now with the lawn, do it March/April time, it wont do anymore now, let it rest for the winter.

You have some lovely plants in the sleeper bed, I love the ivy.

You may have to keep the road frontage to a metre high, have a look around and see what other people have got. Same with the plants, you will get a good idea of what grows well in your area.

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