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Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:44

Good day

Still feeling a bit under the weather, and the weather is dreadful, not even had a chance to clear my head by a walk around the 'plot'

Hollie I hope your move goes well and the weather clears up for you. it is this weekend isn't it?

I see a new garden programme on BBC2 every night for a week. come December. Should be interesting


Gardening programmes

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 15:38

Can't wait - 

Honey Fungus

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 19:26

Honey fungus has adistunctive smell, is taller and has little ruffs around the stem about half way up. That doesnot look like it

Climbing Rose

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 18:14

Snap Dove 

Climbing Rose

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 18:13

I have a couple of red ones chosen for not being too large

Rose ‘Crimson Showers’ (Rambler) –H-Up to 15ft x S 8ft

Trusses of bright crimson, pom-pom like lightly scented flowers against dark shiny foliage. Starts flowering in May and continues into September


Rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ (Modern climber) H 300cm x S 180cm

Large clusters of deep red to scarlet, semi single flowers, continuously produced. Slight fragrance (4) Dark green foliage

Look here:

may be of help


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 18:06

Trouble is Dove - it isn't a free service either

See there is still a lot of lurgy going around. Fortunately so far i have escaped. Do have a headache at moment but probably down to dentist visit.


Posted: 07/11/2013 at 17:58

Well I posted and it was lost in cyber space along with my password

Good day all, very late

I went into garden this morning as was going to dentist, good move. have spent rest of day on settee.

I put the wire through the vine eyes and made a grid. Fastened the climbing rose to the grid, I was surprised at how long the stems were, once they were stretched out. The other rose needs to do a little more growing before it reaches the wall and the grid

I hope you have a good time in England Liz. and Ryanair isn't too bad

I don't seem to have any seasonal smilies


Posted: 05/11/2013 at 17:23

Like that one Gilly 

Doing my winter project - re-upholstering an old sofa - I have just managed to slice the side of my mouse finger. 

So off winter project and off gardening for a couple of days or so(sigh)



Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:51

All the best on your retirement Dove. I hope you had a lovely day

Sorry about flowers, seem a little big!!!

Good day all

Busy day yesterday, was totally shattered last night so taking it easy today.

Very windy here with moments of bright sun. Still no frost though

haven't seen a hedgehog for ages. Did wonder about making a hedgehog safe place but really if there are any about, they probably already know where to sleep here. as plenty of deep leaves behind things that would protect them

Apple blossom

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 13:29


Thanks all

I think I will leave it and see what the frost does. 

It is my Egramont Russet tree, which always produces lovey crunchy apples so maybe next year I won't have any.

Will let you all know

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