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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:36

She can't do sharpening as well as not doing cut and paste. 

I was planning to see some gardens and have a beach holiday in Cornwall ... OH says we are going to the pub a lot.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:10

I think this board doesn't like my messages: I'll get me coat ...

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 15:08

Yes, fully qualified in gobbledygook: just trying to say we are off to Cornwall and it's even worse there than it is here.

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 14:52

On Saturday I shall be here:

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 14:31

Oh yes, and she does angle grinding, brush cutting and all the things OH says he can't do because he hasn't got 'special kit' .....

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 14:14

smallswan is a childhood nickname - it's a long story which I'll save for a rainy day ... ! 

The secateur count is up to 7 so far: and none of them are properly sharp, mainly because they get lost and rusty at regular intervals.  Is it possible to sharpen secateurs without special kit?

 

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Posted: 07/06/2012 at 13:44

Hallo all, greetings from the Somerset Levels where it hasn't stopped raining since the Queen was a girl (well, that's what it feels like!)  Have tidied the potting shed, moved most things twice, even oiled the shears.  I shall be sharpening things next.  It must be November ...

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Posted: 06/06/2012 at 21:30

Our fig is on a south facing wall in a brick trough, so has restricted roots.  We water it in dry weather and good crops of figs start forming every year - but when they get to half the size of my thumb they fall off.  The leaves look well and there are plenty of new shoots so I don't know what's wrong.  Any ideas?

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Posted: 05/06/2012 at 20:02

Got it: thanks so much.  Yes, it's a thalictrum aquilegifolium, which is probably why I kept expecting it to turn into an aquilegia.  This is a brilliant forum: we should get together and make a virtual garden!

Do you know what this pretty plant is?

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:51

Thanks for your advice.  Centaurea looks the most likely candidate, except for the leaves... when the weather improves I will take a better picture.

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