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Posted: 19/08/2015 at 15:06

Never been tempted to cheat, why risk it?  It's taken me 40 years to train this one, couldn't bear the thought of starting again and training another.

Raining here, and I'm feeling a bit chilly, almost tempted to put the heating on.

Secondborn is doing up her house to put it on the market and has laid a new lawn.  The following morning she came downstairs to find every section of lawn had been pulled up and overturned.  Badgers said I. 

It looked like they were coming through next doors fence so I went round and asked if she had had a problem (she obviously had because the lawn was in a terrible state).

She said that she hadn't a problem although she did have lots of badgers as she spent each evening feeding them to encourage them into the garden.

Now I like badgers and would never want to hurt them, but feeding them to encourage them.


Posted: 17/08/2015 at 19:37

Evening all,

Learned to ride a bike when I was 50, never been confident though and after falling into a very, very deep ditch decided enough was enough and gave it to my daughter.  Four wheels for me from now on.

Glad Wonky had a good day Dove, hope her arm feels better. 

Been gardening today and finally got round to tidying up the front garden after the hols. 


To edge or not to edge ...?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:58

Totally agree with Dove, it would spoint the clean lines.


Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:55

Morning all,  Feeling too delicate for Cat and Monty discussions this morning, woke with a lousy headache. 

Can't make up my mind if it rained in the night or if it's heavy dew.  Lovely and sunny at the moment. Hoping it stays that way as I might be going out with a friend this afternoon, not sure where but it may include a GC.

Anyone doing enything exciting today?



Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:26

First time I've grown it too but luckily I've had no problems with it.  Mind you it's looking tatty now but I don't want to remove it because I want it to self seed.  What does everyone else do?


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:08

Evening all,  Hope everyone had a good day.  Got a fair bit done in the garden.  Removed a Hydrangea that was past it's sell by date and also dug up a Bee Balm that was crowding out other plants.  Popped to Ashwoods (again) and two penstemmon Blue Springs and a couple of Heuchera Ginger Ale's found their way into my trolley.

The rain has certainly brought the grass back to life and everything else looks so much fresher.

Help needed!

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:03

Hi Katie

Don't know if this has been mentioned but here goes.

At the top right hand corner of the page is the facility to click on your name which produces a drop down list. In this list is a heading which when clicked lists the threads which you started so that you can go straight to them.  At the bottom of this list of threads there are page numbers which look as though you can click to the next page to see more of your threads.  However, when I click on it it takes me back to the main forum page.  Very frustrating when you want to go and check a thread you started to see what the responses were.

Is this something that might be sorted out.

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:09

Help everyone, not sure who my sponsor is but my Plantaholicism is rearing it's head again.  I keep getting catalogues through the post and it's raining so the internet is beckoning. 

I don't need any more bulbs, I don't need any more bulbs, I don't need.................

Ideas for David Austin roses

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:59

I love them too ebelixx.  DA roses always have that romatic look that really suits my garden.

Talkback: Can I stop bird seed germinating?

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 11:56

I have a large steel well cover under the feeders but I do still get seedlings appearing in the surrounding gravel.  I just treat it as one of the penalties I pay for having loads of birds in the garden eating all the bugs.

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