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Posted: 26/11/2014 at 08:44

Morning folks.

dry, calm not too cold.  In fact some sun is forecast.  For a forecast wet week it's going well so far 

oh, Chicky!  Just heard Berlin is closed this weekend

annoying and concerning  doctor on newsnight last night trying to explain (I think) that paedophiles should be understood more.  A guy talking about his love for children aged 4 as though it was the most natural thing in the world.  We simply cannot go down this road 

cannas were hit by the recent mild frost so they will be cut down.  Often cannas last longer.  Oh well!  

It's my birthday

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 08:37

Happy birthday fidget. hope it's a great one.  Would have sent you chocs but ate them. still, it's the thought that counts and I did think about it 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 23:00

They do need better soil though Victoria.  Good soil is essential I think.  Did you provide such a position?

Where to start...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:14

Hello Dan.  Yes post a picture or two.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:11

Lyn, yes a bit like that.  Waiting for what seems inevitable but all too real.  .?? My mum is a few months away from 93 but it seems so sad and pathetic that she has dementia in such a short time.  I keep.looking at her to make sense of it. 

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 21:04

Victoria, I have  buzz Ivory.  Superb for colour,,length of flowering, for bees and for butterflies.  it isn't small and next year I would expect it to be 6' plus but that's a lot less than normal buddleias. 

its funny, isn't it, what is liked by some is not by others?  

What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:19

Salino I divided Alison Blackman last year and it now thrives in 2 places.  Dividing phormiums enables fresh young rootstocks easily.  I see so many phormiums down here growing as monsters with ugly bare pieces and old tatty colourless leaves

Am I heading for trouble?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 18:15

Pheo, best to dig up those plugs and overwinter in gh or indoors. they will be much stronger for protection.  Geraniums, lavendar and Rosemary will not like it there yet

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