Richard Hodson


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Independence Day?

Posted: Today at 18:20

Were they all immigrants in front of you in the queue at A & E, D Riley ? 


It'll be OK in A & E, though, after the £350 million per week gets in to the NHS, ( the promise on the bus ) when does it start ?


Next week, month ?

Drainage problem

Posted: Yesterday at 20:56

Just been cleared of causing flooding to my neighbours property, went to Tribunal, fortunately all the other neighbours and supporting drainage maps proved in my favour, a land drainage expert came 3 times to dig holes trying to find ' filled in ditches ', none exist, so cleared.


Won the case, cost me 17k, guilty until proven innocent.


Good luck.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 22:12

What a lovely rose, good luck with the cuttings, so it is a cross, from seed ?

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 22:06

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Stunning picture, I have seeds and cutting material, seeds may not come true, you may get a plant like my Black Tibet. Fingers crossed

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:28

Fidgetbones, lots of bees around the plant here, some of last years seedheads are still on the plant, a couple of stems I missed when pruning, the blue tits took some into the nest boxes.


Let me know if you want to try some.


It certainly makes a statement.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 21:22

I reckon that even My Angel would not take over your 2 acres, a big garden needs some big plants, just PM me your address again, please, I will send you some cutting material wrapped in wet kitchen roll, it will soon strike.


A friend of mine in the trade said, I quote " My Angel is definitely not for people who live in Barratt Homes "


Now I didn't say that.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 20:54

As Berghill says, clematis My Angel is a brute.  If you have a large garden with a dead tree maybe, then it would quickly cover it, but definitely not for a small garden.


Lots of cutting material here if anyone wants me to send some to try, it will soon root.

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:58


I also have Harry Smith, another related heavyweight, but a remarkable story with this one.


Harry Smith was, allegedly, a plant hunter who went to China collecting various seeds. On his return journey he was robbed of all his possessions apart from the seeds, so this is known as the ' robbers clematis '

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:51

Yes, both intricata, I believe.   Super plant Vince Denny, but best  to keep an eye on him too, he can be a tad invasive but beautiful mahogany flowers, then the seedheads, what is the blue clem in your picture, please ?

Not for the faint hearted..............

Posted: 28/06/2016 at 19:35


Clematis ' My Angel ' is an absolute thug, very invasive.


But on the plus side, it is reliably hardy, puts on an excellent show of hundreds, if not thousands, of flowers and has lovely glaucous blue foliage.

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