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Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:36

Forgot to mention, I have that clematis Monty showed - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=580 - and it survives our winters and our summers and is in fine fettle despite being munched by the neighbouring cows this year

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 13:18

She's lovely.   Our Pusscat (abandoned, starving and then adopted by us about 6 years ago and very cross about everything) has finally relaxed enough to come and ask for cuddles/food/company and even let a friend of Possum's cuddle her last night.   Better late than never.

I really don't think you should put up with those side effects another month Pat.  No chance of seeing her earlier?  or another doctor?

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:35

His position was untenable so I'm pleased he went straightaway instead of hanging on.   I just hope he doesn't wriggle, duck and dive like Blair and deny the consequences of unseemly haste and lack of forward planning in Libya as TB still does in Iraq.

Hot hot hot here so doing very little and slowly.  OH has been going through cleaning trugs - shoes, car, garage, kitchen etc and chucking out old products.  He's filthy.

DD - it's hard but you learning to slow down and relax is a very good thing - and you'll need to build up reserves of energy and inspiration for those tea rooms.  Good luck with that.   Hope you get your pots back OK too.

Fan shaped Day Lilly Plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:11

I like them - lots of colours, cope with our winters, some are perfumed.   Wouldn't put them in a space they have to be restricted though as they can be thugs when happy.


Posted: 14/09/2016 at 11:09

Short memories?  They did announce at the beginning of the season that they were looking for new presenters to join the team and expand the coverage of gardens and gardening.  I think Adam is an inspired choice.

Monty's stroke was attributed to his gadding back and forth across time zones to make his 80 gardens series.   He withdrew from GW to take much needed rest and, fortunately, made a full recovery and returned to GW after the intervening fiasco format and on condition it was from his own garden.

This hour long formula is really good and has something for everyone.   Record it and FF if there are bits you don't like.   

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 10:34

I love sumach too Pat.  Hope you're feeling brighter today.

Sorry about your FA Dove.   Always a shock to lose someone you like.

Hot and sunny again here.   After lunch I'm off to collect my hamamelis order and make sure they're potted up safely for the move and then some gentle pottering while I can before the weather breaks and I can cope with tackling the attic again and all the packing up of bedrooms and garden tools and stuff......  

I hope no-one has suffered damage in the biblical storms.

Fan shaped Day Lilly Plants

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 10:23

The flowers - which the OP isn't getting.

Spring is finally here!

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 22:16

I have hyacinths starting into flower.  They're in an enamel colander so must have been stressed, I thought, until today I discovered some leucojum shooting forth in an old window box and a primula japonica in flower, hiding under a big fat astilboides leaf. 

pet companions

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 22:11

Good news Logan.  Well done Bracken.

PP - our Labrador rescue is afraid of the sea.  Loves splashing on ponds and puddles but when we took him to the Atlantic coast he didn't like the sound of the waves or the white frothy stuff chasing his paws.  Clearly doesn't know what he was bred for!  The Wheaten terrier style rescue dog was quite happy and she used to hate water but has learned form the Lab that it can be good fun and full of interesting fossicking possibilities.   She regularly needs a hose down.

We called her Rasta.  If we don't keep her coat trimmed every 2 months she goes from teddy bear to dreadlocks.   The Lab is called Bonzo but often called Bozo.  He is one of those puppy Labs that will never grow up.   The woman who rescued him from a  tiny terrace where he had spent almost 3 years never going out, never being walked or trained or house trained called him U2.  I wasn't having that and like to have an S or Z in may pets' names so went with Bonzo Dog (Doodah Band) who were also daft as brushes.

unknown rather pretty invader

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 20:56

I have it in my garden which is in rural central Belgium.   I know to keep it away from the border with the cow pasture next door but have had no problem with the cats, dogs or daughter that have grown up in the garden and who have all also survived the terrors of foxgloves, aconitum, nettles, thistles and all manner of poisonous, spiky, thorny, stingy things.

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