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Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:26

Bill that is a WONDERFUL letter and I feel honoured to read it. 

Thank you Bill 


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 08:26

Oops!   "dorkers".....??   

Problem....if I send you guys the sunshine what will be left for us down here?  

Going for a walk in the sun now with my dog. smilies for dogs? 

Plants for new border

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 08:22

Tracey, I grow euphorbia silver swan.....delightful plant in and out of flower and evergreen.  Euphorbia rubra....blackbird........has rich purple black foliage (I remove flowers) and again evergreen.  

Cornus liking sun?  Well my garden varies from fairly sunny to very sunny and they thrive here....dogwoods...but the soil is good.  Two varieties I grow are Aurea (yellow leaves all summer and red stems) and Elegantissima (green and white leaves amd red stems) 

I grow 3 euonymous.....emerald n gold, gaiety and (bigger) aureus. All delightful evergreens.

Amongst the heucheras Berry Smoothy and Obsidian are my favourites. 

Sure your garden will look spectacular Tracey


Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:58

Hello dorkers

Firstly,  what you feel ??ou would like to do.  Here we sympathise, empathise  and feel for ??ou so if you post your son's letter it would be nice. My sister died at 32 having a young baby amd a young son ...she wrote letters (and mini books) for all of us.  I have shown mine to some.....they were lovely letters, strangely strong for someone then so physically weak.  The letters are precious and priceless and perfect. 

Will send the sunshine to you guys in England to cheer you up. Sunny again far.  



willow arc

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:56

Rubber, not sure they will do well at all in pots.  

I think clematis Montana, honeysuckle, summer jasmine, or climbing roses would be ok in large pots   

Camera Corner

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:47

Me too.....a stream in my garden. 


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:43

Has a nice meal this evening until a mother stood by amd watched her child be sick in the restaurant.  She then walked off with him.  It was left to me to mark off the area with a chair or two, etc.  I must be getting tired in my old age as once I would have expressed my opinion loud amd proud.  

(did get free desserts though when I told the waiter .......look!  It's food that counts in life )

Back to wet windy weather now  After a lovely day 


Dahlia Tuber

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 23:35

Only once sown dahlia seeds to do exactly as Bob outlines.  I had about 30 plants, I suppose, and simply chose half a dozen I liked.  The rest were given way or chucked away.  

i prefer to buy the odd named variety of dahlia amd to divide them.


Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:53


I grow a few different astrantias.   Love em.

However....just in case....don't plant in hot poor or dry soil.  They will simple disappear. Good dampish soil in partial shade is perfect although I do grow them in sunny spots too but soil is very good there.

Agree about potting up first.

Soil problems

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 16:41

Plenty of good,stuff for the soil.....Dove pinched my words.  I too would use fish blood amd bone.  

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