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Posted: 20/01/2015 at 18:51


Checking in

to say thank you for all your kindnesses

Sorry to hear about loss as well, just hold on in there Lilly

I am slowly getting better though had difficulty with pain control, which after a chat with nurse yesterday think have it sorted. Anyway had a better sleep last night

Still long way to go and have more results on Friday

Hope it went OK with Mum and doc today Lyn - thinking of you

Bupthalmum speciosum

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 17:02

Mine is still going strong

A word of warning though - SLUGS AND SNAILS - it is one of the few plants I 'seed' almost before it emerges from the soil in spring, but once the leaves are mature it is left alone.

As for the flowers, they are held on tall stems above lower leaves so i'm sure you will see them but don't expect too much in the first year

Good luck

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Posted: 15/01/2015 at 20:47



Just looked in to say I was home but I see Lizzie beat me to it.

I'm OK, glad I'm not missing gardening weather!!!!!

Case of keep taking the tablets and sleeping really

Will be back when I am more able 

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 22:15

Picture made me  Thanks

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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:43

Thanks All 


Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:19


When we moved here we seriously looked into having them.

Did the math, took into account our age and decided to not have them.

NDN but 1 have them, and as their whole roof is covered in them looks a bit of an eyesore but their heating bills are low - lot younger than OH and me!

I was going to garden this morning - before rain - and bake this afternoon.

Rain beat me to it

Rambling roses

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:12

I have one on an arch - unfortunately the arch collapsed in the first lot of storms. My BIL has fixed it so roses are just about supported but will have to get something much, much sturdier for the future - love the rose though


Posted: 11/01/2015 at 20:10

So pleased you are all getting enthusiastic about Amanogowa 

Reading on here about Verdun and his lovely grasses, realised if I didn't give mine a hair cut today (bit early i know)_ wouldn't be done for minimum of 6 weeks. They were all sprouting so just about right providing it doesn't get extremely chilled. All done any way - oh and found some tulip bulbs so planted them as well!!!

Rambling roses

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 19:58

Thanks Lizzie - I knew that but just needed confirmation. Hope Malvern hills can last for 6 weeks before pruning though!!

plum tree or pear tree?!

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 18:21

Knew that would bring comments.

My pear trees are cordons, I planted them 3 years ago and this last autumn harvested my first fruit - delicious

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