Shrinking Violet


Latest posts by Shrinking Violet

Weed or Flower?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:24

Jack-by-the-Hedge is a local name for it.  Wild flower in the country lanes - weed in the garden.  It seeds itself prolifically.

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:58

Seconded/thirded or whatever - not VB.  Probably weeds!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:33

 Welcome back Frank

Installation of a greenhouse

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 22:38

I understand their pain - trying to interpret the instructions to erect a GH requires intelligence beyond most people!  But Steve, it would help if we knew where you are, geographically.  I know someone in mid-Devon . . .

ID Please

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:42

Heuchera, I think, though I don't know which specific cultivar.  Lucky you - I love them. 

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:31

Jimmy Jewel rings a bell.   Warris doesn't, though.

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:24

Good one Malcolm.  But just wondering - who are/were "Jewel and Warriss"?  Not names I recognise, I'm afraid.

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:15

PP - what a joy it is to smile and see the funny side of life!  There's too much negative day by day, and, like you, having discovered this thread, I have had a permanent grin on my face!

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 20:07

I read today PP that talking to yourself out loud is a sign of intelligence.


There once was a lady called Vi


Who chatted out loud and said "hi"


to her image in glass


though she talked out her a***


And thought she was of IQ quite  high.


Last edited: 12 May 2016 20:07:37

National Limerick Day!

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:49

There is  a young man who's called Dan


Of whom I am really a fan.


He answers us all


And is not known to call


old and unreconstructed who don't understand how to rhyme or scan "idiots"

Last edited: 12 May 2016 19:50:46

Discussions started by Shrinking Violet

On the Plus side

Some good, some not so good! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 21:41

Flower Show

Vivary Park, Taunton - the oldest flower show in the country 
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Last Post: 04/08/2017 at 19:43

Too close for comfort

 
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Last Post: 23/06/2017 at 22:28

If I had a brain I'd be dangerous!

Oh, the silly things that I should have thought about first . . . .  
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Last Post: 10/04/2017 at 19:39

One of the good guys

Hayloft Plants come up trumps! 
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Last Post: 22/03/2017 at 20:34

Why didn't I think of it before?

How to shade a greenhouse 
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Last Post: 22/06/2016 at 01:08

They're edible: who knew?

Dahlias 
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Last Post: 07/07/2017 at 19:46

Redcurrants grown as cordons

Has anyone done it? 
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Last Post: 05/01/2016 at 19:12

Pampas Grass

How to dispose of an inherited plant 
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Last Post: 16/11/2015 at 21:07

Distraction!

Adverts/irritation 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 22:38

All Things Bright and Beautiful

A new version 
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Last Post: 13/05/2014 at 21:25

Lawn disaster

Neighbour's "lawn" infested with wild garlic! 
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Last Post: 05/04/2014 at 19:53

Heave-Ho

Paper White bulbs 
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Last Post: 07/11/2013 at 09:50

Fungus on peas

Peas are late this year - but are becoming covered in mould 
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Weather Lore - and more

Seasonal sayings and country weather predictions 
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