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fox poo on my rose

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:52

Sammymummy, yes, clean it up for appearance sake if nothing else.  It will damage new shoots and buds if left 

Foxes visit here...don't see much evidence though apart from a calling card now and then on my heathers.

far more fox-wise people here than I am but do foxes attack flower buds, etc.?  Prob something else is the culprit?  

Be interested in others' replies 

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:43

Dismaying Dairymay.    So annoying when they do that.    When people use the word "nice"'s far removed from its original meaning.  I cannot sleep because of it .  saying tv instead of television drives me bonkers . And car instead of automobile......well I need to see a "shrink", er psychiatrist, to help me cope with it worse still....when, people, put too,,,, many commas in, their sentences!!!   Wot (oooo, what) is the world coming too?    Finally, when the tv newscaster reports of  the terrors in Syria why does he wear a tie that doesn't match his suit?  Not food form...not good form at all 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:30

Nick, as with many plants, remove spent flowerheads to prolong flowering . It smartens them up too. 


Posted: 28/02/2016 at 07:27

Mornng folks 

feeling bitterly cold overlooking the sea 

roped in to washing niece's car....she was kind enough to leave it here for me Think I will drive her Audi today instead of my peugeot  as a reward.  

We have to stay in europe cos Cameron's buddies around the world said they won't trade .....with us if we go it alone 


When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 21:54

When will people learn the difference...

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 20:44

My (dear old) grandmother (far removed from me "class wise") lectured us as kids on "may", "can" and all sorts of weird and wonderful ways in which we should speak.  When she did it to my not so well educated friends it made me cringe and I realised she was simply a SNOB.  She corrected people because she COULD. 

Now I have no time for such people and I lose no time in saying so.  No patience whatsoever with those I consider have no respect for people "beneath them" .  



Posted: 27/02/2016 at 19:06

Divide and pot up or plant out 


Posted: 27/02/2016 at 18:10

Nick, they can flower from winter to late spring.  Maybe to early summer.  I would say mid summer to early autumn is only time when they don't flower when they go into their dormant stage 

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 15:43

My advice was so good it published twice ()

Any ideas what I can plant in this space - help!

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 15:43

Following Hazel's (most excellent) advice knautia Thunder and Lightning is a showy performer Pash.  However, in that border would you prefer a low maintenance evergreen there?  For economy and all year round interest lavendar takes some beating not to mention the scent in summer 

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