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Latest posts by Salino

Help! Peaty and boggy soil ... any plant suggestions?

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 10:55

..I'm sorry to hear of your problems there..but you definitely have a very large one plant you would know about is Callistemon...the bottle brush... and I think I'm right in saying that, they not only grow in hot dry drought areas, which we tend to associate them with here, but also around billabongs...

...some of those perhaps..? or seen enough of them...?

Pros and cons of book writing.

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 00:31

...I think you mean bibliographies rather than bibliophiles.... I'm not sure you need worry unduly about're not plagiarising anything exactly, just referring to earlier works....I wouldn't have thought you needed any permission to do that... some are long since passed away in any case...

..hopefully others will help you out more here...

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 23:29
SweetPea93 wrote (see)
All I have to say is if you don't like it look away because what people do with their own bodies is absolutely NO concern or interest of yours.

I wasn't doing anything to get attention. I was simply curious to see what other art people may also have, because unlike you I appreciate the scrawls and scribbles that adorn a person's body.

Maybe I'm just not judgmental about how people look. I'm glad of that.

..don't take it wasn't aimed at you in particular... and you're quite right it's nothing to do with me..fortunately...but we are entitled to an opinion on it... it's also difficult to ignore when people are standing in front of you, having a conversation....

..perhaps I should clarify..I don't judge people by it..that would be absurd...what they do with their bodies is nothing to do with me.. but when someone covers themselves in black ink, of various designs and exposes their bodies for everyone to see...then yes it looks attention seeking and dirty to my eyes and I'd prefer, given the choice, not to see it.. that's just my opinion and nothing more.... no need for anyone to take it to heart... 

...I meet some really nice people every day with tattoos'.... but I won't be forced to like what they have chosen to do no more than I would force anyone to like my garden.... and a lot wouldn't I can assure you of take care...and enjoy your tattoo's...



Orange Flowered Climbers

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 20:06

..the clear black centre is puzzling..but you say you only saw it briefly?...  difficult to think Thunbergia would have survived the winter, even this last one, but like Philippa says, anything seems possible this year... yet you say it looks as though it's been there a long time... so..

 ....I'm wondering perhaps if you saw a climbing rose..? there are orange ones... and I'm not suggesting you don't know what a rose looks like...but at a glance..?... another is a plant called Fremontodendron 'California Glory'.. this is evergreen and grows huge on a wall.. the flowers are yellow, sometimes with a maroon centre... but the flower buds are strongly coloured's probably in flower now wherever it's grown...

..just a thought to go with the others..

Sugs and snails

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:39

..I know mice eat pea plants...I lost all my peas to them once...lots of creatures might be doing the others...caterpillars...?   this mild winter just gone...brought them all out...

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:35

..if this is something of a tattoo appreciation thread, and I'm not sure that it is, as yet..but if so my post will be seriously out of order.....

...I loathe tattoo's...I simply can't stand the things...I work in retail and serve many people every day and more and more are simply covered from head to toe... even old people...I mean at their age?.. what's with everybody?...I can't understand it..there's something going on with people I think, in so many walks of life, and we might include internet forums in this,...that sets out to seek attention....and to be perfectly blunt, and this might be offensive and I would be sorry about that...I think they make people look filthy dirty...some look as though they've had black ink scrawled all over them...urgh!...

..however, the one highlighted in this thread by the young lady is pretty enough...but if people have to have them, then I would rather they were kept out of sight...

..of course, some might say the same about my greying hair....

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:16

Steve... you need to have a Google account..sign in to that.. then click on 'edit' and then you'll see the blue balloon appear on top of the map [in the middle of two other options]... double click on that and move it to where you want...then type your name in the pop up box that appears...then save...

...bit of a palaver...

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 16:13

..Pauline 7...hi there....I've just added you to Wakefield....hope that's alright...

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 15:56

..I don't think we're really talking about diseases spread by insects...more slugs and snails, that aren't really any threat to us in our home gardens...other than eating the jolly nice food...clematis and all...that we kindly put out for them.....whose fault is that?


Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:47

...regarding your tree...I have another solution for you Keith but probably one that you wouldn't want to hear..... it's a manky old crusty looking tree, weak growing and obviously prone to severe attack....

...I would get rid of it and plant something more interesting in it's place... we do tend to hang on far too long to these ugly looking things, that are best consigned to the compost heap...

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..I won't be after reading this... 
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weedy ID's please

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please show us your culinary delights... 
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Sweet and Everlasting peas... 
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