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Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:13

Hiya it was meant for this thread.  One "chatty" thread is enough. Ha ha 

indeed Snow....I did consider it but I don't harbour grudges, etc.,  I speak out but then let matters settle and try to "shake hands" again.  Besides I've just started a thread for members to get me something for crimbo 

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 12:05

Yvie, I resemble that scurrilous attack   I'll  have you know I laugh at every one of my jokes 


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:38

Got to be fair here.

the forum was in a bit of a mess, prob at it's lowest point , when Hello Forkers started. i played my part in it and Dove was brave enough to actually start it after a few of us urged her to.   it united other competing and fractious  threads and thwarted a mischievous (long gone) forum member.

think it has been successful 


Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:33

Cant help cheating Doc. ,it's in my system 

Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:23

The pockets are almost empty and it's that time of year of goodwill, generosity and being nice so........




wot are you getting me? 

Your eight 'Desert Island Discs' plants

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:19

Agastaches, tender salvias, aeoniums, cannas, grasses, heleniums, phormiums, and donut deliciosa 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:15

It's St. Oggies day in Cornwall.  


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:13

Nice garden Laura.  My style too. 

Got free coffee this morning.  Friend's electric blanket packed up so she asked me to pick up a replacement.  I got her receipt and, although a couple of days(literally) out of warranty, I got her a replacement free of charge.  Bit of quibbling, pointed out the blanket was "not fit for purpose" lasting a tad over 2 years, and speaking with the gaffer and, hey presto.        .......awful coffee tho 

my day too, traffic warden was making a bee line for my car so a quick apology on the run and I made my getaway.  I would have argued anyway for my 10 minutes "grace" even though I was on double yellow .  Who would be a traffic warden? 

still dry and fairly warm so maybe an hour in the garden soon. 

Garden Pond

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 11:02

Do mine in early spring JIM.   Cold job.  Choose mild day 

Ideas for a walled garden

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:18

Sam,,trained fruit for me too.  Cordon gooseberries, espalier and cordon pears and apples, fan trained peach leaf curl resistant peach Avalon (as recommended by Bob), root restrained or pot grown fig.  also blackcurrants, there are some smaller but higher producing varieties now, blueberries in pots too.  

A small,greenhouse?  I have a hexagonal one that looks aesthetically pleasing and fits nicely into a small space.   Tomatoes and melons can then be produced

A raised small veg plot with dedicated runner bean framework

cottage garden flowers will add to the beauty and encourage pollinating insects.  

Don't forget such a small walled include scented plants 

can you post a picture?  

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