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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:48

Lyn what a traumatic time you are having.  Yes I am sure you will cope with whatever by day as things develop.  Just try not to anticipate what may or may not happen....worry is usually the worst part of life 


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:42

Morning folks

Feeling quite mild, looks dry and possibly sunshine soon.  Last time I said this it rained but I am hopeful today 

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:39

I'm enjoying most of this prog......whole bunch recorded so going through them slowly. Knot interested in the knot gardens..  They belong to yesteryear ()

Plants with balls

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:37

Tingly, since you have moved the goal posts slightly.........and considering asters then check out one called Frikartii Monch.  This is a superb very long flowering impressive aster.  Certainly the best of the lot 

Garden Idea Help

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:19

Check out the panicula hydrangeas.  They grow quickly every year and produce wonderful large flowers for a long time. impressive shrubs.

how about some foliage colour?  Cotinus royal purple will produce beautiful wine purple foliage all summer long.  Dogwoods produce brilliant red stems,throughout winter and if you go for a variety called Aurea you will have a wonderful yellow and purple foliage combination lasting for the growing season. I would also add a miscanthus  grass called Variegatus.  This is a tall, wind resistant white/green grass that will also mix well with the purple Cotinus.  

so, I would play with colour especially foliage colour James.  A nice evergreen or two....choisya for scent too for example....and the best holly out there, viz., Golden King.  

Plants with balls

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 18:48

Unlikely that those chrysanthemum "balls" will remain like that in subsequent years Tingly.  

Did you want permanent or evergreen features?  

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 18:44

   But this is not a gardening thread 

perhaps you should look at latest posts and comment only on those threads that interest you November member. 

as mentioned before, the forum embraces much more than garden issues 

Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' pruning

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:58

Hostafan, I am tempted by some relatively tender varieties available down here.  A renowned local nursery supplies them.  

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:56

Mum today was seemingly even smaller.

got a lovely long lingering smile from her when I kissed her and said "love you mum".  I was almost embarrassed by it.  Dementia doesn't mean the sufferers are unaware of things...they just cannot communicate it.  

Its been a massive eye opener going to the care home.  I now see the residents as individuals ...some with amusing characteristics too....and I respect each and every one of them.  


Posted: 21/01/2015 at 14:50

Handsome snow figures 

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