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Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:56
Gardening Grandma wrote (see)

I've got seeds for a beautiful looking white foxglove, but I'm a bit suspicious of biennials - 2 years before you get any flowers and then they die on you. I'm wondering about the perennial ones - developed by T and M, incidentally. The pink ones look great.


I've got perennial foxgloves in my garden although they can be difficult to find and are a little less robust than the biennial type. Worth the trouble imo


It's a day off for me today so I will be sowing seeds for the first time this year. I don't have a green house and no spare funds to buy a cold-frame, whilst last year's windowsill efforts were a disaster. Hopefully, an improvement in temps for next couple of weeks will get them off to good start.

It's raining here, but the ground needs it much


What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:54


What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:07
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

My daughter had ME throughout her teens and most of her twenties, following a really bad bout of glandular fever -



My husband contracted a virus of some kind with Mumps-like symptons. His cheeks still swell up on bad days and he looks like a chipmunk

He spent the first year working fulltime hours from home because he wanted to keep his job and not live off the state and he thought it would pass. It didn't and probably set his recovery back some as a result, but hey ho, it could be worse.


Well I ran out of space!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:57

I haven't sown a single seed this year...yet. I intend to catch up this week .

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:54

I know ME by the CFS name, my husband has had it for three years now. He can't get to the end of our road without collasping and barely lasts the day around the house, although he puts a brave face on it.

The garden must be both a source of healing and exhaustion for you Sam. The fact that you can actually complete a gardening job, however small, is an incredible achievement with this condition, I can't imagine the frustrations you must suffer.

My husband sit with me sometimes, he's not an invalid and has surprised me with some monir landscaping before now but as you might well know, its the sort of activity that will put him in incredible pain and fatigue for days after.

I keep telling him not to but its the only way he stays sane. I think the day he admits defeat, will be the end of his incredible spirit. I admire his determination to win.

All the best Sam

No private club

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:48

WW, the garden heals in every way it can.

My deepest condolences for your loss.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:42
Lilylouise wrote (see)
I reckon our garden is at least 3 weeks later flowering than last year!
When we do get a bit of warmth the garden will explode with colour
Pam LL x



True for my garden Lilylouise. I keep records every year to chart the progress I make and my garden is about four weeks behind last year.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:41
Pennine Petal wrote (see)
BTW, you look very cool in your avatar, wintersong.



What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:37

I refuse to feel paranoid about Internet chat forums where the subject should be gardening and excuse me if I happen to mention a plant someone doesn't like or refer to my patch of ground a little too enthusiastically or whatever the original grievance was.

I am feeling in the dark here because I try to steer clear of the spats, so I don't really have a clue how it all started, except the FORKERS incident. 

But I am a trifle fed up with it all so I felt the need to have a moment.

Besides that, I don't much care if it is me who is being secretly disowned, I have nothing to feel ashamed about, in this ere forum anyways.

What has happened???

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 21:24

These recent troubles are both alarming and ridiculous. I come here for gardening chat with gardening folk and nothing more.

We can't be expected to like everyone, nor should we try. If offended by another's candor just remember that their English skills may not be the best, their humour might not match yours, their personality is lost to the ether. Typing something is not the same as saying it. Their inflexions are lost, there is no expression in face or voice, thats why there is a strict code of language on radio communication, to decrease the risk of misunderstanding.

Please stop this segregation, we are grown ups for heaven's sake. If you choose to use this forum, then be a part of it, not apart of it.

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