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Is a Daphne suitable?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:13

Sorry Mrs D - dyslexic fingers in my previous post. 

As per Rosemummy's post I meant Viburnum Bodnantense  (not bonariensis - doh ) . It's a lovely winter interest shrub and can provide good screening in the summer. Gorgeous scent.

Brunnera 'Jack Frost'

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 10:02

Never (touch wood!) had a problem with brunneras being nibbled from either above or below - have 2 large patches - one is Jack Frost and the other is Looking Glass (?). Lovely plants - look like forget me nots right now but a lovely patch of variegated foliage for the rest of the year. Only about 10 - 12 weeks when they are not providing interest in the garden.

Really easy to divide and make into a large patch

Most of mine are part of the under planting in a woodland area so probably drier shade with bark chippings underneath. But even the others where it is damper (in with hostas) are ok.

Is a Daphne suitable?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 19:15

Viburnum bonariensis? - sweetly scented pink blossom through winter - quite densly leafed from spring to autumn. Will grow up to around 2.5m high fairly quickly but can easily be pruned lower - nice vertical growth - not too much lateral. Sturdy plant doesn't mind an exposed site.

Last edited: 12 May 2016 19:16:26

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:29

Actually team - you can ignore my comments about the dimensions of the text boxes - they look fine on mobile devices.

Well done again 

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:07

And the edit button worked - hooray - no more typos about pants instead of plants 

Forum changes now live

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 18:05

It is looking much better Daniel & Nora - especially on the thread listing page. Have just been to a long thread and (as usual for me!) I went to the last post and then read backwards (don't ask). I nearly missed that the page numbers were at the top of the page - because it is such a natural place for them to be in my world!! Will save a lot of scrolling time for me.

Was also thinking the pages look a little 'friendlier' / softer / toned down - which probably has a lot to do with the new colours - subtle but an improvement.

Personally, I would prefer to see all the text boxes wider and less tall (less empty space at either side) - but perhaps those dimensions are better for mobile devices?

Looking forward to the next round of improvements.

Well done team

Last edited: 12 May 2016 18:06:13

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:14

He might enjoy that Dove.. 


Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:42

Update to info I supplied a couple of days ago re notifications

1) I am no longer receiving notifications following new postings to threads. This afternoon, however,  I did get a notification regarding a very old thread - posted on today - previous posting back in December

I now know I am receiving notifications for PMs

2) I previously rec'd notifications for everything. This changed with the new forum

3) Notifications are set to "instant" and "on"

4) Use a personal domain

What memories do your plants bring back?

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 18:33

Yeah - nice thread 

The spicy scent of stocks and pinks immediately transport me back to a park on a scorchingly hot day when I was about 6. We'd stopped for a picnic en route to a holiday in Cornwall and were very excited. Can still taste the scotch eggs, tomatoes and 'thermos coffee'

Peas - always remind me of shelling (and eating!) peas for Sunday lunch with my lovely mum who died way too young over 30 years ago. Usually in the back garden on a hot day listening to Two Way Family Favourites.

Raspberries - clambering over the back fence to pick ones growing semi wild on the railway embankment - for mum to make into raspberry tart. Usually on a hot day...

I wonder if it really was always sunny and hot when I was a kid...

Which petrol mower

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 10:40

Lots of fans of Honda petrol mowers on this forum - myself included.

I decided to buy a (Honda) replacement for my old Honda last year . They old one had been used once or twice a week on a 1/3 acre lawn for the best part of 20 years. I still got £50 for it - sold for spares / refurb to a local handy andy.

Not cheap but they are reliable and long lasting. Good value IMO

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