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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:45

Good luck today Matty 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:44

KEF I've arranged for spring again this year ......to start late Feb 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 08:28

Getting windy.  Showers.  Chillier now than last night.  cold tonight, ice and snow in the forecast (hopefully here it will be just rain) and then very strong winds tomorrow.  Who said spring is just around the corner ?  Oh!  It was me 

keep warm and safe folks 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 23:26

Wishing your friend well Lily.  hope she will be ok 

Presenter

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:18

Perhaps Montly will change  the format on next  GW.  It's become a little predictable now so a tweak here and there perhaps?  

Monty must have help,with his garden though.  That's fine.  Often I feel he is out of touch with most of us ......clearly money is no object for him.  Most of us cannot go and buy huge trees to plant for instant impact or rip out whole hedges to replace according to whim.  Because of his apparent plentiful supply of cash Monty often goes overboard without realising many of his adoring public are copying him.  He recently planted a very large bamboo in a pot I thought was far too small for It.....bet he will admit to that being a mistake !  

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 17:04

As I understand it, down here where it's mild and therefore unlikely to be affected by cold weather to darken the flowers,  limelight will be white in late June/early July and then develop subtle lime green flowers in late August.  I think Salvia Amistad would associate well with salvia uliginosa that grows 7' tall on another side.  Veronicastrums and purple leaved actea black negligee already there or there abouts plus Molina Windspiel.  I have a few imperata Red Baron too that could front path side.  A few options to consider methinks 

Bosch Rotak 36 Lawnmower

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 16:50

I have rotak 36 cordless mower.  It's been a brilliant machine but I cut my grass twice weekly and it copes with that.  level even surfaces but not sure how it would be with very long grass.

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 15:00

Interesting Obelixx that your limelight turns pinky red.  I think the more cold it gets the more red it becomes.  i too like the red dragon and deep blues

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:00

Early lunch.....with my iPad on my knee. 

Re solar panels I looked into this 3 years or so ago.  I also did the maths and reckoned any savings would be minimal.  Down here though solar panels work as well as anywhere...high light levels....but panels on the roof are not everybody's choice and could spoil a future sale.  My neighbour has them but there are costs too as the "transformer" apparently needs replacement occasionally and it is not cheap. 

it has been very mild but rain is now here.  And huge winds forecast on Wednesday.  

I had a parking fine issued on Christmas eve.  Although I had paid the ticket was deemed to be not displayed correctly.  I took a photo of it and challenged the charge.  accused the warden of being petty and unfair and no fraud was committed.  Fine cancelled today . Frees up money for more plants 

Associating hydrangea limelight,

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 09:56

Ah yes!  That Toblerone.  Voices in my head made me eat it so not really my fault,

Trouble with Russian sage is that the site has very good soil and sage is better on poor soil. some good ideas here though.

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Come in Artjak...your time is up

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Hey! Looking good

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Contrast or clash; complement and safe

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a good turn needs to be considered......

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Serious reminder folks....

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Smog going to get us?

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Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

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Hey! What happened to eclipse today?

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How cruel is this?

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Favourite variety of your plants......

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Coleonema

Anyone growing this? 
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Associating hydrangea limelight,

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Unusual red hot pokers......

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Mahonia soft caress

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