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Posted: 23/02/2014 at 00:36

Hic, hic. Tracey.   It will all be sorted.  Hope you enjoyed your night out.

 Funny, I have just ignored the false Verdun and it was so weird apparently ignoring myself.  Just check the number of posts and info about me first before ignoring "me" though.

(he actually seemed a nice guy when he first posted and started some imaginative posts so it's a pity it's all gone pear shaped)

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 00:28

So far, it's still the pasty support down here.  At the foodbank on Tuesday I will ask about ways we can possibly help.  I feel chuffed that so many here are concerned like this 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 00:11

I've reported him too and had a chat with local member .....hopefully he will find out some info and take it from there.  

In a strange way I feel sorry for this guy...but now he just wants to upset people

RHS London Shows.

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 22:19

Only cos you are clearly a friendly fellow mike.  Think we are taking to you a little 

Help with shaded area

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:35

Hiya Poppy

I would plant hydrangea there.  Test your soil first to see if it's acid or alkaline.  A blue hydrangea if it's acid soil and a red variety if it's alkaline.  

The soil test....PH very important.  Let us know what it is and then we can suggest plamts.

However, perennials like astrantia, astilbe, rudbekia, Heuchera, hellebore, erc etc.  will grow well there giving colour from winter to summer.

Taller shrubs like mahonia, viburnum, even varieties of holly will do well there.  Smaller shrubs like potentilla, daphne, euonymous etc too are worth considering


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 20:24

Fairy, that cake........wot can I say?  Is it ALL for me?  Not all of it surely?   Ha ha

Good to hear from   Punkdoc. 

Had a visit....and small from someone I helped. (listened to mostly) over the Xmas. Huge black cloud over him but now he's good and optimistic.  Great believer in talking....listening....cos everybody gets down or worse..  It's just normal.

Well, my hostas didn't come today after all....Monday though I'm sure    But a good day 


Camera Corner

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:23

Ah!  That's nice David.  Lots of sentiment for Geoff.  Gardeners world has never been the same.  He was so inspirational 


Posted: 22/02/2014 at 13:20


Your honesty, integrity, frankness and openess is hugely appealing and endearing on the forum.  Clearly everyone is fond of you even though few of is really know one another.

The guy causing the issues also caused the problems a couple of years back....he has  got under the skin of most of us.  He's history.

I enjoy the forum for the fun,escapism, gardening knowledge, friendship and comments.  there is a nice group here I are part of it Punkdoc

You openly talk of your depression....most of us can identify with that too....and to my mind it shows strength.



Posted: 22/02/2014 at 09:26



Posted: 22/02/2014 at 09:25

Pm from Daniel.   He has sorted the WUM.

Oooo, Fairygirl .   Another joke.  Yours are superb ....almost top drawer like mine.  Think we have the same sense of high quality humour 

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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