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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:57

Not really a trouble or a worry .....far from it

my niece...on eve of her 21st birthday.....said she had "ghosts" last night.  A book I had written for her about her mum (who died when her daughter was 15 months old) fell out of a cupboard and landed by side of her bed last night.  A similar thing happened on the eve of her 18th birthday when a book her mum had written had been moved from a cupboard to top of her dresser overnight.   We have, for various reasons, spoken about her "guardian angel".   Not given to these things but who knows?  We feel it's a very comforting situation 

Invasive shrub

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:49

Like bamboo, jap anemones suddenly invade.  Neither for my garden 

Solution needed

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:47

Not much difference removing any of the currants.  Treat them same way.  Never really been a problem to remove 


Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:45

Good morning forkers

Dry but misty day.  Warm overnight and now.  Quite humid in fact

meeting this morn at care home to discuss mums finances etc and where we go from here 

It's my birthday

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:34


Invasive shrub

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 22:21

Jap anemones can be highly invasive.  I think prob in mild areas it is worse.  

Not advisable to plant these in a valued can ruin it.  Best look for alternatives......Wild  Swan is a wonderful ( and better) hybrid.

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:51

Thanks Artjak.  Sure she will 

Solution needed

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:50

Currant bushes are usually not too difficult to dig up.  If necessary a crowbar but a spade, fork and secateurs or pruning saw for tops and roots.  They may look daunting but have a go 

Overwintering Cannas

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 17:44

A handful of dried cow manure into the mix and organic fertiliser will help cannas in pots I spring. Good moisture content too in summer 


Rotating Beans Yes / No

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 15:40

More sun the better Newboy.  Fewer beans on the shady side.  Can you grow beans away from the hedge?

mine is a sunny garden but the shadier side does produce less beans 

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