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Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 21:15
Many thanks for your replies.
Marion. So you are an AGS member. Same here. The journal occupies a complete shelf on my library. IMO it is the best produced garden journal ever.

Philippa. Just my way of being polite.

Something of an apology.

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 00:49
I must apologise. Of late, I have had drastic computer problems, and I have been tearing my hair out, trying to retrieve volumes of lost data. I at one point posted info re: the RHS Lily Group auction. This was held at Wisley Gdns. Very informal but IMHO a good time was had by all. Sadly the bulbs for auction amounted to just a few. To cut to the chase. Firstly. Might I suggest that if you are particularly keen on certain flowers etc. Then please join a national or local group.Starting in the new year. I would like to mstart a new thread. Perhaps our host Daniel migh be able to introduce a seperate area. I am prepared to post calender dates etc of lectures and exhibitions. I would like other members to add to the list by adding locla events etc.

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 00:33
Totally relaxed and a lady very welcome to visit any of our gardens. I would truly love to meet her. None of this. 'I know it all' Always so natural. I admit. I find it difficult at times not to come over as a know it all. Christine out shines AT and others. She is so relaxed and natural. Question. Why is it all these TV gardeners have brand new Felco secs. Both pairs of mine are over thirty years old. Mind you. I do replace the cutting blade now and then.

Startup Research

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 00:19
Firstly. I hope the survey goes well.
I am interested in the post, relating to selling produce from an allottment. I stand corrected if I am wrong. With respect, what exactly is the wording in your hire etc.My understanding of the law on this subject. To sell to the public from an allottment site. NO. This is due to the fact that your would be contavening the trading laws and business premises regs. However, for you to grow produce on rented ground. Harvest and take away from the plot etc to your home. Then what you do next is upto you. There used to be, and perhaps it still exists. For local council tenants living in rented proprties. Sais tenants weren't allowed to run a business. However so many coucils have relaxed or turned a blind eye. Hope this helps.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 23:59
It is so sad when especially among ones friends,you tend to think all is well. Mainly because they keep quiet.
I do thank the author of this thread. IMO it is encouraging one and all to, 'Open Up' and share their problems. Even where practical help can't be given, kind thoughts and prayers can work wonders.


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 00:48
May I please post a muse? Spike is a friend not often seen of late. So sad but so many of our nocturnal friends are now so often victims of road-kill. Have you ever actually held one in your hands. Mind you, they must have ten times more fleas than spines. Nevertheless, holding one is great. Their tiny faces and in fact, everything about them is great.
One evening some years ago. I was as usual in my shed/workshop. I left my bode to gain a cuppa. Val and the girls were watchin TV some sci-fi or whatever. I returned to the shed. Then I heard it. Heavy breathing, snuffling etc. The brief scenes of the TV was still in my mind. Yes a bit creepy. So nI switched on the extension light. Soon I found the mystery heavy breather. Spike was foraging along the raised garden boundary. So all's well that ends well.

searching for unusual plants

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 00:09
Salino Slightly off course as usual. As most are aware I am especially interested in rosa. Strange as it may be. Communication with continental growers and breeders have proved a no go. Whereas, contacting the US. They really bend over backwards to help and share their interest.
Regards. Mike.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:58
My two daughters were once asked, when they were school kids. Don't you feel left out, not getting xmas presents. No they replied. Mum and dad treat us all through the year and their love for us is forever not just christmas. Even now, and they were children of the 60's They still have many of their toys.

Tree being cut in half by a tree tie

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:45
Shame when ties are left unchecked. Local council planted many Maples as street trees. A few years later, the ties were cutting in. Outside my home and around the green I took it upon myself and cut the ties then asked the council to remove the stakes. No problems. In most cases trees etc will grow over and totally engulf ties and even chainlink fencing

Go on brag about your Autumn Foliage!!!!

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 23:34
Forester, great woodland shot. Apart from the fact I love trees so much, to see those shafts of sunlight filtering through the canopy. That really makes the scene. Bye the bye, what woodland is it?

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Once again. SORRY.

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A Special day.

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Help Please.

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To cut everything down, or leave.

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Something of an apology.

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RHS Lily Group Bulb Auction.

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Computer problems

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