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Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:27

Forgot to say good luck with the scan Lilly. 

Steve, hope Fluffy  feels better.


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:22

Oh so much to remember, I wish we could go back without losing our post. So apologies if I forget anyone.

Congrats Chicklet, I remember the stress when my two were waiting for results so I'm glad it's all turned out well.

Clarri I hope your and Reggie are OK now. I quite liked the idea of the cast iron pan

Hope mum finds her nashers Dove but glad to hear that was OK when you went to see her.

Have been out sorting the garden out this morning, still finding lots to do after my hols.  Then went to get my nails done.  Treated myself to nail extensions so it's taking a while to post as I'm not used to having any and keep hitting the wrong key.

Have a trip to the dentist this afternoon, nothing being done, but will need to decide if I want to go ahead with the implants mmmm I could buy an awful lot of plants with that money

No rain here yet but it does look gloomy out so fingers crossed.  My water butt is empty too.


What will simply not thrive for you....

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:58

Have real trouble with Skimmia.  I've given up now.

sambuccus racemosa

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:53

I've got sambuccus Black Lace in a very sunny spot in my garden and it does really well.  Don't know if the variety would make a difference though.

Help needed!

Posted: 12/08/2015 at 19:22

90% of the time 'first unread post' is there for me.  It doesn't seem to be there if I select a thread via 'my posts'.  That seems to take you to the start of the thread which is a no go if it's a long standing thread like forkers.

Just a quick tip, if you are using a lap top and accidentally press a key which causes you to lose your post (something that regularly happens to me) try going back a page using the arrow on your tool bar. Most of the time it works.


Posted: 12/08/2015 at 14:57

Afternoon all,  Another lovely day here, warm and sunny.  Popped to the garden centre today to look for a few plants for a couple of containers where the foxgloves have not survived my holiday.  Bought some Autumn, Spring flowering snapdragons and miniture penstemmons need to find something else to go in there but not sure what.

Spent the rest of my day trying to get my sky broadband to work, why is it when I pay a fortune each month any problems result in me crawling about the floor trying to solve the issue.  Trying to hold the phone to my ear while disconnecting cables, pressing buttons, switching things on and off and listening to someone who obviously knows a lot more about such things than I do is not my idea of a fun day. Especially when it results in my back giving up the ghost (rant over).

The cause of the problem was a broken router, luckily we had a spare in the cellar which is why I am up and running.  The only problem is that as my back wont let me garden for the rest of the day I may have to result to looking at plant porn and that only ever gets me into trouble, and debt!!!


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 22:43

Thanks for all your good wishes for Hubby. No white flashes RB just went black. 

Apart from Hubby's problem the holiday was fabulous Lesley.


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 19:16

Evening all, Hope everyone is OK, haven't looked back as I'm assuming you have all been chatterboxes while I have been away.

Have finally got the back garden into some semblance of order after the hols.  Have lost a few plants and a couple of Astilbes are still in the balance (fingers crossed).  That will teach me to go away for 3 whole weeks.

Had some bad news yesterday.  Hubby had a problem with the sight in his eye while we were on holiday and after spending all day in casualty yesterday it appears his retina has become detatched - no idea how.  Apparently it had been partially detatched for some time and finally broke away totally.  He has to have an op in a week or so (waiting for a letter from the hospital) although they are not sure if it will do any good, so it's a bit of a worrying time.

Help needed!

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 20:07

HI Katy, I've just found the thread after being on holiday. 

I use Firefox on a laptop and have an adblocker.  I don't notice any difference at weekends. 

Re photos they upload OK but I do get the error message and they do seem to take a while to load.

I love the site and wouldn't want it to become too 'techy'.

I don't use the weather facility but agree that frost and storm warnings would be good.

I would love to know more about posters ie location, type of soil etc as it does help when answering questions.




Posted: 09/08/2015 at 19:23

Hi folks, just popped in to say hello.  Came back from hols today, three weeks at temperatures over 100F.  Needless to say spent lots of time in the pool and far too much time eating and drinking (diet starts tomorrow). 

Garden is looking like a jungle will need to start sorting it all out tomorrow (along with the washing) 

Hope everyone is well.


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