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Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:29

WAR is the thing to avoid.  It is a likely scenario not a possible one.  What exactly would you suggest we did to stop Putin's land grab?  

Pansy, I am intrigued by Michael Moor talk 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:05

Warm welcome Terry 


Posted: 06/11/2016 at 17:04

No ericsmithii are treated differently.  Just remove old leaves.  They are also, as far as I know, unaffected by black spot, etc.

aym, mushroom compost primarily for its lime content.  However, pelleted chicken manure is good too mixed with ordinary mpc. 

Grass suggestion please

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:59

Nice with blues too Angie....anchusas, for example 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:57


It's not about what WE want.  

We have to watch, wait and see 

aym.......not a fan of Putin but the politicians from the West pushed him into a corner with their blatant expansion of Western influence.  

how would we feel if Putin tried to persuade Ireland to join his eastern bloc?    It's not the West wearing the white cowboy hats ! 

Grass suggestion please

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:21

Angie, go for Testacea.  It does tolerate some moisture.  Here I put it where soil is heaviest.

divide your plant but don't be too half is fine.  Also add some grit to the bottom of the planting hole if you are concerned about it being overly wet.

Testacea is uniquely coloured.....wouldnt be without it here 

Donald or hillary?

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:15

Do our politicians in power know a thing or two?  Not one is criticising Trump now! 

No doubt about it ...he is an offensive man;  just about every derogatory term can be used to describe him but he may well be President.  Putin is supposedly a gangster and there are worse leaders out there. 

Who knows Trump and Putin could talk.  Someone from the West needs to and it wont be Hillary Clinton.  we are not far from War so tensions need to be eased.  

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:59

Bring cannas into the conservatory Daisy if you have room 

As snug as a bug in a rug

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 15:48

Well said jacqueline 

I had one or two of my favourite shrubs lampooned recently too.    Luckily I am not easily affected by it because I like them 

we all garden differently, like different things but we seem sometimes to have too familiar an opinion.  My old dad used to say "if your have nothing nice to someone say nothing".  Also "politeness costs nothing" 

I have just cut a dahlia, salvia and. Agastache down......from looking beautiful they now look nothing but, like you Jacqueline, I am preparing the garden for winter as well as saving myself a job or two in the spring.   

Last edited: 06 November 2016 15:49:44

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 11:59

Wet here too Frank 

so frustrating as I wanted to water the lawn 

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