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Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:54

Hi folks,  Havent read any of the post yet but wanted to ask if anyone uses yahoo for their email.  Out internet at home is working fine but for some reason we the yahoo email isnt working.  If anyone is online and does use yahoo can you see if your email is working and post on here.  Thanks


Posted: 05/08/2014 at 22:00

Im here Bekkie, sorry I havent been very chatty but Im still feeling sorry for myself as I cant get out in the garden.  But now I plan to give myself a good talking to and not moan so much. Hope you feel better tomorrow after a good nights sleep.

Hi Punkdoc I have also been going round the garden picking on the bits that Im not liking today, but I have been having a bit of a planning session as I cant physically do anything and I think I have sorted out what I want to move and really there isnt that much to do.  So then I had a good look at the bits that I do like and that cheered me up. 

Second born flies off tomorrow to Indonesia.  Im not superstitious but for some reason I wish she wasnt flying Malaysian air.

Glad you had a nice time at the seaside Dove I try to go once a year normally we go to Polperro in Cornwall just after Christmas for a few days but not sure if we will go this year.  Not really ice cream weather but we always have a great time drinking mulled wine at the Blue Peter.

Lilly enjoy your last day at the Salt Mines.  You wont regret leaving it all behind you, I know I havent it was the best thing I ever did.  Off for a quick look round before bed.  Night Night everyone.

Penstemon 'Phoenix Red'

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 21:30

Welcome Potteringabout. Ive grown 3 new penstemons from cuttings this year they took really well and one has even tried to flower.  I plan on keeping them in a cold greenhouse until after frosts.

Funny little spiders on my Dahlia

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:22

the legs on the critters in my photo do have white legs, they sort of continue after the black bit but you cant see them clearly.

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:18

Thanks for all you ideas hopefully having the GH will ensure I have lots of nice early plants next year.

Star of my Summer 2014

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:13

My best friends grandaughter recently turned one and her name is Olivia Rose the same as the new David Austin Rose. 

This year I bought an Ixia called Mabel the name of my 1 year old grandaughter but I have yet to find any plant called Meredith the name of my eldest grandaughter, I'd settle for Merri or Mimi as those are her nick names but no joy.  Unless anyone knows better.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:08

We had a reasonable size garden at one of previous houses not huge by any means but I took it from a piece of wasteland  to a lovely garden with pond etc.  We sold it quite easily.  However a few months ago I took a look at it on google earch and it almost made me cry.  It is now a football pitch complete with goals and bare patches and the pond is a lawned over hump in the middle.  When I think of all the hard work and the cost involved.  I wouldnt mind, but one of the reasons they bought it was because it had such a lovely garden.

Astrantia Addict

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 17:03

I like the name as its pronouced naughtier.

A Senior Moment.

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:53

I read all the messages on here and when I get to the bottom to type a reply I realise Ive forgotton who said what, its a nightmare.  Im always forgetting names of plants and people.  I think I get it from my mom she often did absolutely balmy things when not concentrating.  As a child I once went to bed and found the brown sauce between the sheets instead of an hot water bottle.  Yes youve guessed it, the hot water bottle was in the pantry.  Mum also got on the bus once with the empty milk bottle tucked under her arm, she had forgotten to put it on the step as she went past.  For myself, Ive been to work in odd shoes, one blue and one black and one had a heel half an inch higher, I didnt notice until I started to walk across the car park.  But I think the worse thing I have done is left my children standing outside drama club because I had forgotten to pick them up.  One of the other mums brought them home, I was mortified.

Astrantia Addict

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 15:43

It is a perennial or so I was told, the variety is Thunder and Lightening.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

Bubble Wrap Greenhouse

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Rat spotted

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Ideas Please

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Choccamocha Advice Please

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Planting Allium Bulbs

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Cuttings Advice Please

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Greenhouse Advice

Cold Greenhouse Overwintering 
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Beautiful Thugs

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Japanese Anenomes

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Mice or possibly Mouse

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Free Penstemon from Mag

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Garden Design Computer Programme

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David Austin Rose Centre

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Is it OK to plant now? 
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