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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:19

Thinking of you and your family Dove.

Have been busy in the garden today planting new plants.  Off Nanna Duty now for a couple of weeks so plenty of time to spend in the garden if the weather remains good.  Lawn is being treated tomorrow.  Hubby has visited the tip and disposed of a mountain of garden rubbish.

Thought you had been a bit quiet Bekkie hope you feel better soon.  Lizzie, Runny and Gemma hope bugs disappear soon, pity we don't have an organic spray to get rid of them.

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:16

Monarda is a great flower for bees (common name is Bee Balm). 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:44

Sorry to read of your sad news Dove, but he is at peace now. Hugs.


Posted: 25/03/2015 at 09:42

I have violet odorata in the front garden.  They do spread in little clumps but I just pull them up if they are in a place I don't want them.  The front garden is quite open and sunny so they tend to hide behind the wall in the shade.

Nosy neighbour

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 22:29

Put your own fence just inside his and grow what you like up it and put a trellis on top if you wish.  Don't let him bully you.  If you were growing a massive hedge or large trees that cut off all the sun in his garden I could understand his complaint but it seems you are a sensitive neighbour so enjoy your garden.

Monty's wildlife garden

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 22:21

I have a relatively tidy garden but I do provide habitat for wildlife ie logpiles, housebrick homes for toads etc, I only use  bug control in extreme circumstances and plant as many nectar rich varieties as I can.   I don't think complete wildlife gardening is for everyone, but I do think that everyone can do something.

Bird feeder video

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:45

I'm with you flumpy, I would love to get different birds visiting but only attract the run of the mill.

Much better than watching paint dry.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:55

Welcome Jennie and Alex.

Favourite biscuit?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:52

Can't believe Bekkie hasn't posted on here yet.


Posted: 24/03/2015 at 20:43

Apology accepted David we're used to having the micky taken here in the Black Country, haven't seen that for ages, it did the rounds at the time. 

I was actually in bed when the earthquake happened.  It was quite scary, I remember mum being very frightened.  At the time she lived close to a chemical factory and she thought there had been an explosion. The kids never heard a thing.  No actual damage close to us though.

Discussions started by Yviestevie

I wished I never seen it

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Is this normal

Plants not appearing 
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Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 12:02

Mystery Plant

Can you help ID it. 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 16:09

Any ideas what's causing this

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Last Post: 19/03/2015 at 12:42

I'm in a quandary -

Greenhouse decision to be made 
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Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 16:23

Starter plants in the Greenhouse

or should I keep them indoors 
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Last Post: 26/02/2015 at 20:55

Foxgloves - Illumination Pink

Will they grow in shade 
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Last Post: 21/02/2015 at 22:48

Hostas - Any Advice out There

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Plant ID Please

or is it a weed 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 11:52

Garrya elliptica 'James Roof'

Does it make a good fence shrub 
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What's on your wishlist?

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Useless ideas and inventions

Another thread to while away the winter evenings 
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Last Post: 06/03/2015 at 17:01

Room 101

What would you like to throw in and lock the door 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 17:17

Need to replace what I think is box

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Help Identifying plants

from rubbish photos - Sorry 
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