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Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:37

Yes flowers in fhe rain, Skimmia Rubella.  Give it a couple of sprays of epsom salts.  there is not a lot wrong with your plant 

Hydrangea outgrown pot ?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:18

Dave, yes, it has outgrown that pot.  

.  How long has it been in that pot?  If more than a couple of years the roots will be jammed in there.  

A decision to be made....which is more important?  If it's the pot then try to extricate your plant.  It will be difficult but secateurs and trowel will ne needed and bruised knuckles will result.  However, I think you could win through 


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:01

Hmmm! Didn't see it Punkdoc.  Hated it when Boris joined the exit camp.  

He is likely to be our Prime Minister ......a buffoon who likes his ears tickled 

Trump, Boris and Corbyn 


Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:28

Leicester will win the Premiership. Spurs will be second. Man City third. ,

leicester play without fear and a bit like we did as schoolboys...wholehearted determination to win. a sheer joy to watch them. 

Pelargoniums (common geraniums) cuttings - where am in going wrong?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 12:01

Tootles, try perlite mixed with compost..50/50 perhaps.  Rooting powder is prob not a good idea for pelargoniums.  warm, a cold gh is prob not good, cover with poly bag and it isnt important to water immediately. some let the cuttings calous over slightly before inserting...I don't though and do water very lightly. 

They are easy Tootles. persevere 


Problem with Doves

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:55

A pair of doves regularly visit here.......appreciate them 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 11:53

Simon, as much debate as is important.  Because it is such a momentous occasion for all of us we need to listen to everybody. Of course it will be contentious, strongly voiced and argumentative but we will eventually get a fuller picture.  

politics and religion are the most vicious of subjects yet they affect all of us.  Just wait for the politicians over the next few aint seen nothing yet 

I read every comment and agree or disagree.  So what?   This vote on June 23 needs to be taken seriously because it will make a difference to every one of us. A "remain" vote is not for things as they is not a safe vote.  Either way things will change 


Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:48

Nice garden davids10.    Inspiration indeed.  Thanks 

just in for a perusal on the forum after top dressing my front lawn.  A mixture of sieved soil and fine compost.  Feeling pretty warm in the sunshine.  Prob 150 sq yards so decent workout and very satisfying.  Rain later will help it all settle.

pot on sunpatiens, lupins and lychnis coronaria alba later....all have filled their pots 

In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 10:41 have, without realising it I think,,given a valid reason for not inviting hundreds of thousands of people to these shores.  

At first I thought you would say, as my own dad did, that your father found it a rewarding experience.  He always gave, from his limited income, bread and board to many.  At the time I thought he was silly but now I recognise he was a kind soul.

I too have copied my dad ....limits though.  I laid down ground rules. Rarely have I regretted it.  A few years back I provided shelter, meals and money....advice someone for a period of time. I used my gut instinct to make a judgement call.  He knew he had to leave at some time because we discussed it.  I get a birthday card every year from birthday fell at this time.  He is now in work and, I think, happy.    Would I do that permanently?  No. 

Punkdoc...have you spoken to the youngsters?  Even the most educated share a common dread...."leaving home", viz., "how can we manage without the EU; we never have"    Not just Syrians ....people are coming from many countries.  We simply do not have the space. 

People ARE being gagged, are being suspended, are being warned.  

Dove, so then you will take someone in? If not, why not?  Seriously.  I would be interested if anyone has .....genuinely interested and I will apologise and offer my respect.  Nobody has to but please if you have say so. 

if I was a member of IS this refugee issue would be a godsend.  a shipment of 200 guns was seized a week or so ago here in the UK.   Is this not a worry?  

Our own borders need to be controlled by us.....refugees welcome.  The EU will not alllow us this protection.  


In Or Out Of The EU Garden?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 09:12

You aren't facing reality Dove.  Dad's Army???  

desperate people where you live Dove....put an ad in your local shop window and show humanity to the many shivering in the cold ....offer them a bed and a meal. Seriously.  Why not?  this is "humanity" . Do it today and I for one will take your views more seriously 

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