philippa smith2

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My flowers ..

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 17:16


Posted: 05/08/2016 at 10:36

Having just read this thread, perhaps I should attempt to set the record straight - from my point anyway.

It was as Tetley said - I had asked whether or not anyone could confirm something I had recently been told.  I specifically said I didn't want to know any details - simply whether, if true, it could alter things in the US election. I also made a couple of references to my informant having laid a bet on the outcome and hoping to lose.

Of necessity, I'm paraphrasing as my posts were obviously deleted at the same time as the thread.

 The thread title was descriptive - there could be no mistake about the content.  I further clarified by saying my query was not garden related. Anyone reading further would already be aware I wasn't asking about Begonias.

The last thing I said was along the lines of "........if no one has heard anything, I had perhaps been misinformed and so it was back to gardening for me".

I very rarely look at or post on the forum after 6 pm and I therefore have no idea what others posted after the initial few responses.  I haven't received any communication from the Forum mods nor do I expect to.  I noticed that the thread had been removed but haven't queried it nor do I intend to as I rather think I know the reason.

If anyone wishes to debate the removal and the reason for it, please be aware that you will be doing so on your own behalf - not on mine.  I didn't set out to cause controversy but I do admit to being guilty of thinking this is an adult forum.  Or perhaps I should rephrase that..........a forum used by adults ?


They want to be together

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 19:25

My frogs are everywhere - pond and garden at this time of year. Nip in and out on a regular basis.

I read recently that it was usually the female frogs which exited the pond first and were more liable to hibernate on dry ground.  Males tending to stay in the pond and hibernate there.

Best place to site a greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 18:51 will get there in the end of luck

when should I prune Buddleia ?

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:52

Best pruned after flowering IME. You can relocate but it's a safer bet to take a cutting and grow it on - if it is a largish specimen, trying to move it is probably not worth the hassle involved.

Making plant feeding easier

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:39

The slow release granules would generally be mixed in with the compost and unless your dog has a habit of burrowing down into the pot, it shouldn't be a problem.

The Garden Party

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 17:35

I can imagine your neighbours thinking something entirely differentl actually

August is always the month for noise ........used just to be silly stories in the Press but things move on.

Roll on Autumn....just the sound of falling leaves ( branches too if you are unlucky ).

Confused by 'biennial'

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:17

 Quite right Jekyl 

Best place to site a greenhouse

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:12

The usual rule of thumb is for the ridge to run in an East/West direction but that's not always convenient when you are trying to fit one into an established garden.

Confused by 'biennial'

Posted: 03/08/2016 at 16:01

No idea whether it makes any difference but those of mine which go on to flower a 2nd year are, more often than not, the basic Pink ones.

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