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Proud Father

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:30

MFent welcome here.  Not sure I said that to you 

Steve, welcome and best wishes.  I am far from the most tactful guy, always putting my foot (gob) in it but I,hope people understand that about me.  For sure nobody will have any issue with you whatsoever.      Even on the forum I have been a little outspoken but been forgiven, hopefully.  Look forward to your posts 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 11:23

Hiya woody 

Far nicer to be nice isnt it?  

Did you get my hints about a thread on alpines ?    



Posted: 03/02/2014 at 08:58

Hello forkers

What a night!  What a morning!

Catastrophic flooding everywhere......High tides, strong winds, heavy rain still continuing.  Hope everyone is safe but this must be a nightmare situation for those flooded.  Sightseers flocking to see spectacular waves.....awesome,,majestic and moving boulders as if they are pebbles.   4' water in local Looe main street with anticipated 2' more to come......shops flooded there.  

Well, my dog doesn't realise the extreme weather and demands I take him for a walk/run.  More of a run today cos I won't be too long out there 



Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:41

Apparently a screw top jar is not escape proof for them hosta fan.  And that they,can cause a skin rash if touched.  Not too pleasant, 

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:37

Each to his own but when I have good news, or excited about something I tell the whole world.  Don't care who it is.  Don't consider there are any rules.  in gardeners world it's Monty's dog people rave about very often.  Monty told us about his dog's recuperation from a serious operation ....not strictly gardening but made us all feel better.  Many here have had good news about their health recently, not strictly gardening but wonderfully cheering. Others are not too good right now and we are all wanting to hear good news for them too.  Again, not strictly gardening.

  No rules if what we say is decent, upbuilding and fair. 

There are loads of threads here.......participate in those you enjoy and ignore,those you don't 

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:19

Im all for threads on special plants hostafan.  

Tried a few myself but  they didntt quite catch on   Love the specialist in depth , even technical, info about plants.  

Maybe someone can start a thread for his or her favourite plants....?  I've done hellebores, echinaceas and grasses so come on folks lets discuss something else.  I would like a thread about alpines (woody?). 

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:09

Just wait james for tomorrow when everyone wakes up.  They will all feel great for your news 


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 23:06

Not aware of flatworms here.  

I am careful about plants I buy, compost etc.  I check as best I can.

Vine weevils are often imported to our gardens by plants and compost too.

Are we all as vigilant as we should be?  I usually thoroughly clean pots but often I skip the process in my eagerness to get jobs done.  

Bob, are flatworms reportable pests now?  

Proud Father

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:54


You are wrong.  This IS relevant  to the forum because we all feel good for you. 

Your son, clearly, is going places.  You are right to be a proud father ..."...I'm the sort to shout out stuff like this too 

Thanks for telling's that sort of forum.  It's for the sad news and for the good news and for the really exciting news like yours James 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 22:47

Seriously this is not a joke.  Someone badly hurt by pothole and another had severe damage to his car.  Potholes down here.....prob everywhere.....have become a real safety issue.  A local person is in hospital with serious injuries after his car went over the edge and Imto the sea.

Had a friend who alway made fun of people's injuries, illnesses and misfortunes.  When he went too far I had a quiet word.  

  Let's not focus on targeting where people come from either..not nice or wanted 

Good to keep this thread going I think but let's do it for FUN. 

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