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Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 14:42, the general consensus then is that it's nothing to worry about....plant at leisure...

..however, if this plant is recommended to anyone who you don't know and is just another name on an internet forum wanting a bit of blue for their border... then to do so without a very stern warning to accompany the recommendation, would be I think, unprofessional and irresponsible even...but that's up to you...

...also, l'm surprised that anyone working in the industry is permitted to handle these without wearing gloves as it's amongst the world's top ten poisonous plants we grow in our gardens... take care..

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 21:26

..I wonder who your ISP is?  if you're with EE - formerly Orange - you get Norton 360 free for one year and half price after that... work smoothly with Norton so that it doesn't slow down your pc or laptop... you need a reasonable amount of RAM - the memory -  I've got 8GB on mine and that's fine, I wouldn't want anything less... mine is a laptop with Windows 8.1... I've got used to it now....I rather like it..didn't at first... so nothing to be afraid of..and it's the latest system.. but all down to what you can afford really...

..wouldn't you like a nice laptop?

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:08

..the thing is...after we have sold up, or passed on, someone else will move in and take over our plots..maybe they liked the house more than the garden, which they will proceed to dig up... non-gardeners with no interest other than having a nice big lawn...
...if during the summer they might see some patches of blue flowers.... no idea what they are, just get rid...yank off the flowers, dig up the clumps...boring old things..
...if during the winter they will find buried roots in idea what they are either, just get them out and away they go...
...forums and t.v. programmes should try to educate people, even if it's only  in passing, to the casual viewer... least....try...

Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 12:05

..gardeners will grow what they want, as we all tend to do and that's our prerogative, but as this is a forum which, I think, prides itself on the advice it gives, the recommendations it makes...much from trial and error experience... like the t.v. programme it should have a responsibility to advise using caution where necessary... I mean, should an Aconitum be recommended to a new gardener...? the t.v. programme, this forum sometimes I think, does not question or challenge enough... Gardener's World t.v. also should, in my view, make more use of its tendency to teach by warning new gardeners about these often inherited dangers....frequently, as a matter of course... instead it follows a flowery, friendly, cosy line... as if everything in the garden is beautiful...

..In fact, I would like to see them display before the final credits, a short list of the most toxic, or the most invasive plants that are readily available to purchase, with a warning that we advise against the planting of these...


What's left for us to grow?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 23:39

..some of these are quite nice... ..plenty to choose from...



Do you grow Aconitum's?

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 22:16

. I wouldn't care to be staring at that in my garden either, considering it's hidden abilities...

...for a vibrant blue I'd rather grow Anchusa 'Loddon Royalist'...and I wonder, when a new member requests a desirable perennial with blue flowers, Aconitum will be recommended...

..but it seems a bit of a shame that the subject is treated with some degree of flippancy here and there, considering the young man's death...possibly from this cause... did the right thing Fishy, I think...

Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 22:07 seems they want you to pay on the internet either before you travel or before midnight the same day after you've gone through the crossing...

..of course, you can phone and pay, cost about 9p per minute...rather like the London congestion

..alternatively get fined about £100... it's a French company that owns it now so I believe...after the Treasury have had their cut...

Dartford Crossing new system

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 19:46

..if any of you use the Dartford crossing you will need to know about this...Perhaps you already do, but I must say it was news to me.... price also going up to £2.50... probably to pay for all the foreign drivers know...won't bother..


Carolyn Mullet on Facebook

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 15:38

..if you enjoy looking at photos of gardens from all over the world then I recommend this on Facebook.  Carolyn has gathered together so many fabulous images and runs what seems to be some sort of guess the plant competition......

..amongst these below on this Timeline (arrow forward), there is a shot of such a gorgeous tree.. the Royal Poinciana Flame Tree... oh my...I'd love one of these..

also I love the Japanese moss garden...the mushrooms growing out of a trunk...that huge Wisteria on a house in Germany...grass and perennial gardens...even some closer to home... and plants we all know...and plenty of garden artistry to go with it...

..if you have the time...I hope you like it...(I'm not

Top jobs for the weekend

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 14:41

lol!...ingenuity Philippa...ingenuity..something we should all be blessed with....and I did pay full price...(ooh,I like that one)

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..I won't be after reading this... 
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please show us your culinary delights... 
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