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Posted: 05/02/2014 at 15:40

Punkdoc, I know where you're at.    I'm a hyper guy given to impromptu and spur of the moment decisions.  Can veer between high and low quite quickly.  But at least I'm,not,boring.  

Always felt spike Milligan wrote funnier stuff when he was hospitalised and that I understood him better then too.

Due respect to your profession Punkdoc but doctors do seem to need to label behaviour don't they.?  Sometimes these labels can persuade people that they are "mad".   

I think two things....firstly it's good to talk.  People need to do that.  Secondly to try and see the glass half full.....see the positive side.....and it can lift the emotions 

The bulletins are announcing more and more damage down here.  A clock tower is in danger of collapse; a hotel has had its windows blown in and severely damaged; More trees down.  And bigger storms to come on Friday and Monday. 


GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:33

Fairy, don't know why but I find that joke so funny 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 13:31

Well done clueless.

 I can tell you they look just as good in the garden, if not better esp when the sun is shining.  The hotter the weather the more these "smile". 

Can I suggest you delay plantIng until early spring?  And they like it dry and in as much sun as possible but water in well initially. Some people think such hot plants don't  need watering but they do need to be to get established quickly.  

Love most  of the osteospermums.

Cuttings are very, very easy too.  I take them from spring to autumn but if you take them early they will root and make good size plants by autumn.  

Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:56

Oh yes!  There are some variegated versions and it looks like Nut has got the first prize.......again    Lemon Beauty looks good.......may get one 


Two Unknown Bushes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:50

Nitida though has small, even tiny, leaves.  

Will check Nut's site.  Not aware of a variegated nitida.  


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:46

It all sounds very nice folks.  Less of a "virtual" forum?  Have fun 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:35

Morning dove.

Enjoy your stomp. 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:34

Hi woody 

Everything that can be battened down is thanks 

Keep safe everyone 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:32

This is more like it folks?  Top class humour!  Gotta laugh 


Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:27

Hello forkers

Hope,your ma and pa are ok Dove.  Must be a worry to you. Your,son sounds sensible so,he will ok 

Looked out this morning with great trepidation.  No damage I can see tho.  GH still stamding, no trees down on boundaries, etc.  

Over a hundred trees down, hotel roof blown off, gusts at over 90 mph, roads blocked and flooded, etc etc etc . The high tides are causing massive problems everywhere.   Apparently this storm has eclipsed the "storm of the century" of a few weeks back.  Another equally powerful one for Friday.  Sunny Cornwall?  Did I ever say that? 

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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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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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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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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