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Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:05

Hi gardenlady, Most lillies like slightly acidic soils but I grow mine in neutral soil and they do fine.  I'm no expert but I think that they like good soil so I'd add some organic compost when you plant them.


Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:55

Understand that wildlife occasionally need to be culled in a humane way but I really don't like the idea of people enjoying the process and calling it sport.

Dull and miserable here, had some sun earlier but to gone now.  Still keeping my cold to myself so haven't been to visit mum, friends or family.  On Nanna duty tomorrow but as they game me the cold that's OK.

Have spent far too much time deciding how much money I'm going to be spending on the garden this year and planning what I would like to do.  If I won the lottery I'd definitely disappear for the whole of January somewhere sunny and tropical. 

Room 101

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:36

Lynn, most nights my hubby would be there to keep him company, especially last night. 

Charlie, Ive tried the pillow, I find the best way is to kick him on the shins hard.  He either wakes up (I pretend to be asleep) or he turns over and stops snoring


Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:15

Lovely blue skies here.  Haven't ventured out as my cold is lousy at the moment so staying in my jim jams, watching gardening progs.  Just watched revival shows on knot gardens and the one on irises.  Would love to dig up the front garden, think a knot garden would look great in front of my victorian house.

Have the mag to browse through later, plenty of tissues and strepsils so should be OK for the rest of the day.

Hope everyone has a good day.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 17/01/2015 at 12:00

Lily P, so sorry to hear your very sad news, hugs from me and mine.

Matty, glad the worst is over, stay well and hope your recovery is speedy.

Room 101

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:31

The man with the loud voice that advertises safestyle windows. You know the one - you buy one, you get one free.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:24

Totally agree about the gym equipment. Gym Membership is also totally useless, the minute I join I seem to stop going and end up paying a fortune for something I dont use. 


Posted: 16/01/2015 at 17:03

Hi eve ryone, Took my cold to Worcester to look after grandchildren (now I know where I got it from).  Back home now.  Have an obelisk and two planters to put together over the weekend, or should I say hubby has. 

I think I've decided to put Foxgloves 'pink sensation', Verbena 'plum magic' and a White cosmos that has a pink centre (can't remember the name) in the planters. Saw this at RHS Hampton court and want to achieve something similar.










Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:07

Today I took a parcel in for a neighbour and the delivery man said he would put a card through my neighbours door asking them to collect the parcel from me.  A teenage girl who lives at the address has just popped round to give me the card because it had been delivered to the wrong address.  I kid you not, it took me a full 5 minutes to explain to the girl why the card had been pushed through her letterbox and she still looked as it she was stealing the package as she went out through the door.  Is it me?

An open note to all Shops big and small,

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:01

I agree, I broke my ankle a couple of years ago and had to have a wheelchair.  Not only was it a nightmare having to negotiate overcrowded shops (the whole of The Range became silent following my scream of pain when hubby cracked my ankle on a particularly awkward stack of items whilst cornering) but I also became enranged when a shop assistant asked hubby if his wife would like a bag for her goods (I did tell her that I had only broken my ankle when I fell downstairs and not become deaf and dumb at the same time).

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