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Posted: 15/10/2014 at 22:37

Evening all. Just been watching Brian Cox's new series on I-player. Fascinating, he is one clever guy, and so passionate about his subject.

Also managed to order the rest of next years seeds, 20% discount till Sunday from Chilterns.

Am going to sort out a snack now.

Hope you are all enjoying your evenings.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 18:07

Frank, that is a deeply moving post. I think that you appear to have coped remarkably well.

Hope your friend starts to improve SGL.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 16:34

I think it should be fine in Dorset, covering with fleece if going to be very cold.

Don't cut it back now, but leave it till growth is about to start. When I grew them, I cut them down almost to the ground and they re-grew fine. I grew them in pots, because it was too cold for them here.

Beautiful plants.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:11

Still horrible here, but managed to sow some of the seeds that need a cold period to aid germination. They will stay outside over winter.

Tulip bulbs arriving tomorrow which is nice, but not quite as nice as my wine order. Should keep me going until after C#######s, although if weather carries on like this maybe not.

Hope everyone is managing to have a more productive day than me.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:44

Thanks SGL, Mum is a lot better, although should not be living by self. I will go down again in a few days.

Dwarf Dahlias

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:42

I do find slugs and Dahlias a big problem, but I am unaware of any caterpillars that eat them.

Clearing Lilly of the valley.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:39

I agree with Dove and Artjak. I cannot see Lavender and Lilly of the valley surviving in the same sort of environment. Poor soil, well drained and full sun versus damp and shady.

Asarum Europeum ( wild ginger)

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:35

In my garden it is a total martyr to slugs, although I love the shiny leaves in the shade.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:49

I saw the Botham thing, and it made me very sad. I am afraid I was a bit like that when my Dad became demented.

After he died I bitterly regretted my inability to visit him, especially when talking to people at the funeral, with them saying that he did have occasional lucid moments.

Perhaps that is why I am so determined to help my Mum as much as possible.


Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:42

Morning all, Groundhog day again, although maybe even darker today.

Congratulations to the Chickys.

Sounds a fab. holiday Fidget.

No idea how I shall amuse myself today.

Have a good one everybody.

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