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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 19:19

Yes please Archie, happy to help celebrate your return. 

I'll be with you in spirit tomorrow Lizzie.

I've decided to brighten up the back of the garden by planting a cherry tree in front of the boring lleylandi.  Ive decided on 'Amanogawa' as I dont want too much shade.  I think if I plant it forward enough it should get enough water and its a good sunny site so it should be OK.

Also decided to cut down the size of the lawn so I can get more plants in.  Thinking of lilac. Haven't decided what else to go for. 

Off to have a quick look round




Posted: 10/01/2015 at 13:12

Just watching a very silly man climbing a ladder trying to put his roof tile back on in gale force winds.



Posted: 10/01/2015 at 12:13

I think Verdun was just trying to add a bit of humour to this very boring debate that has been held more times than I care to mention.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 12:08

Really windy here in West Mids but no damage as far as I can see.  Hope everyone is safe.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 20:15

Hi everyone,

Sorry to hear about your son's friend Dove, I hope everything turn's out OK, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.

SGL hope you are feeling OK, a hot bath sounds like a good idea.

Good garden centre/nursery

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 15:00


Good range of plants in good condition not just the most common ones

Plenty of information about stock and knowledgeable staff


Help with loading if required

Good selection of support products (plant foods, seeds, compost, pots, garden tools etc etc

Delivery available for larger items if required

Nice to have

Good quality coffee shop

My local garden Centre has all these (Ashoods) and I visit on average twice a month



Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:29

Dove have a look at  they have a good selection.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:26

So sorry to hear about your friend Joyce, I have a very close friend and I can't imagine how I would feel in your shoes. 

On a practical note she should be able to apply for a blue badge that you can use when you take her out I think you should be able to find out more on the internet or perhaps she could ask her doctor if he knows how to apply.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 12:18

Hi everyone,  A bit blustery here but we seemed to have missed the worst of it. Sorry about your tree LP but glad to hear you are safe.

Welcome back BM missed you.  Hope your house move goes OK, it's one of the most stressful things you can do, so relax and have a large glass of your favourite tipple when things get tough.

Pdoc good news, just in time for your holiday.

Well I simply must stop watching gardening programmes.  I now want to dig up part of my lawn, and create a seating area and pond.  Hubby will have a fit if I suggest it as he has to do the hard graft when it comes to any remodelling.  Think I'll just start it when he's out and then he'll have to take over when he comes back. 

Good to put faces to names, not one for having my photo taken but heres the most recent I can find.  I'm the one in the pink along with with my two daughters and eldest grandaughter.


Room 101

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 20:38

Charlie, sorry but I'm going to have to rescue NCIS LA, Emmerdale and Corrie.  The rest can stay there.

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