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Monty don new series

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 16:27

Really like the new Moty programme.  I like the fact that the gardeners create their own garden from their own designs but with the support of an expert.  They must learn a tremendous amount along the way and experience real highs and lows.  I think the fact that they have been involved in the creation of the garden rather than just walked  in and seen it all done will make them love the garden even more.  I must say Monty isn't scared of getting his hands dirty.

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 14:37

Hi Folks, sweet peas have all germinated, Hurrah. Took around 12 days so a bit quicker than expected. 

Not grown them from seed before, so if there is anything I should be doing now please let me know. 


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:21

Forgot to mention that as a treat for helping out with grandchildren, firstborn got tickets for Blood Brothers in Birmingham for Monday night, even bought me a box of Chocs to go with. 

Didn't mention that it was on the school minibus with 11 Fourth year boys!

Still, I did have a good time and quite enjoyed being called Miss all evening.


Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:18

Hi BM,  Plants for shade have got back to me and identified Warleysense as the stronger looking plant.  They apologised and said that if any of the plants didn't thrive in the spring they would replace.  Can't say fairer than that. 

Acutally BM, I'm really enjoying the massages now.  Only a few little spots are still painful and the experience is really relaxing.  Have to say if I had the money I'd have one every day, but at £40 quid a pop that's not going to happen.  I've cut down to one a fortnight now.

Rose of Sharon,Hypericum androsaemum

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:54

I have a Rose of Sharon (hypericum) and have never split it although its a very hardy plant , some see it as a bit of a weed.  I dont think you will have a problem but I'm sure someone will come on here and tell you.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:47

Hugs to everyone on here. Keeping everything crossed for you Matty.

Got back from daughters last night and was greeted at the door by hubby who said that mum had called daughter to say she had been told she might have to have her leg off and she was going to die.

I raced round the home to find her in tears.  Had a good talk to her and apparently one of the carers who showered her had looked at her feet and said that her nan had had similar problems and had to have her leg removed. She told mum it was because her nan was diabetic. 

Mum is diabetic.  Mum hadn't told the nurses because she didn't want to get the carer into trouble but handn't eaten or slept for 24 hours because she was so worried.

I spoke to one of the nurses who was horrified at what she had been told and we spent the next half hour convincing mum that although her feet were sore the antibiotics and honey dressings were working and her feet were not going to be cut off.

I do wish people would think about what they are saying before they open their mouths.



Posted: 22/10/2014 at 12:35

Hi folks, fully refreshed after a good nights sleep and another deep tissue massage.  Popped in garden centre on the way back didn't buy anything, but I did have a wonderful fruit, honey and walnut scone with jam and cream. Naughty but nice as they say.

Glad to hear your son is OK DD it must be a real relief.

Lesley, I bought one of those kercher window cleaner things and the best thing about it is the way it sucks all the condensation off your windows and stores it in a reservoir.  It means no runny water on the window ledges and no streaky windows.  It is good when you clean them too.

No one on the forum seems to have suffered too much in the storms, lucky us.

Fidget sounds like you are having a great time.  Just remember how much you will miss all that lovely fruit and fresh seafood etc when you are home and eating chocolate.

Had a delivery yesterday from Plants for Shade, a great company, very efficient and good plants reasonably prices.  They also have a low delivery cost.  Have ordered from them before and had no problems but this time the delivery guy left plants in the woodstore and didnt put a card throught the door.  When I  got back yesterday I say an email from them and went out in the pitch dark to check the shed and the box had been wedged in and fell out when I opened the door.  Not too much damage done luckily some of the soil had fell out.  But the main problem was so had the labels.  I could identify two of the plants easily but the other two were both epimediums and I cant tell which is which.  They are for specific spots in the garden (one is orange and the other pink) so I dont want to mix them up.  I have emailed them but I dont know if anyone on here can tell the difference between Warleysense and rubrum AGM.  One of the plants is strong looking with sturdy stems and leaves while the other is much daintier with delicate stems and smaller leaves. 

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:53

As a child. The Lone Pine Books by Malcolm Saville.  Mystery stories based in Shropshire (I even joined the Lone Pine Club).

As a Teenager. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.  I've never cried so much at a book.  Much better than the film.

As an Adult.  Birds Without Wings by Louis de Bernieres a fabulous story about Christians and Muslims living in a village in Turkey and the rise of Attaturk.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:08

Hi All,

Back from Nanna Duty, shattered but glad to be home.  It's still really blustery now, got home in the dark so haven't had chance to see if there is any damage.

Happy Birthday to those I've missed.

Hope poorly peeps and pouches feeling better.

Glad no ones suffered any damage (so far) from the weather.

Hope things improve tomorrow as I've a few things I want to do in the garden.


Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 19:18

Worcester was very windy with alternating grey/blue skies.  Got home in the dark so dont know what's happened re the garden.  Hubby says it has been very windy with very heavy showers. 

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