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Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:15

Frosty here too Fidget, muesli with natural yoghurt and banana for brekkie. 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 11:01

Hi Rosemummy, I haven't got any of the three you mention (I have got GJ and she is a delight).  I have the following DA roses and they all smell lovely and perform well (as I said verdict out on Munstead Woods - not because of perfume, got quite a bit of black spot last year)

Mortimer Sackler, Claire Austin, Molineaux, Munstead Woods, Golden Beauty, Mayflower and Susan William-Ellis.

I think I've fallen in love

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:52

Ooh lovely Dove, I'm staying away from Ashwoods at the moment as they will be full of lovely Hellebores at the  moment.


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 10:49

Morning all, Feeling a bit yuk this morning, Mabel was a bit of a handful yesterday, she's 2 and a half and gets very frustrated when she can't get her point of view across (we used to call it a tantrum).  Never one to give in I ride it out and she comes out the other side all smiley in the end, but it's hard work.

Got up this morning to devastation, everyone had gone out to work leaving the house looking like a bomb site.  Guess what I'll be doing today, mind you I have to wait in for a delivery anyway.

I need my smiley, happy forum back today so can everyone please be good, no naughty tantrums please.  Now I'm off to consider my fantasy garden. 

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 23:20

Beautiful Marlorena, DA roses are so romantic.


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 23:13

Hi everyone, Late posting today but I've been on Nanna Duty. 

Sorry to hear you are feeling so awful Wonky, but like you I couldn't help but laugh at Runnys post.

Pat I'd stay out of that heat tomorrow if you are feeling a bit off the hooks.

Hope all other poorly peeps feel better soon.

Been having loads of catalogues appearing through the letterbox of late but so far have resisted.  Can't wait for things to dry up a bit so I can get outside.

Off to bed now, so night night.

David Austin Roses, are they worth it?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:46

Have loads of DA roses, have only ever ordered two by mail order and they both arrived in great condition.  As I live about 30 minutes drive from DA I tend to buy when I visit.  I choose by perfume then disease resistance.  There is only one that I have a slight reservation about and thats Munstead Woods, it wasn't great last year so the virdict is still out.


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 17:34

Evening all. Sad about Bowie, didn't like his music but appreciate that many did.  Have been to Merry Hell today, it wasn't too bad, only went to keep my friend company but still managed to buy a couple of things for 'Bump' (my name for forthcoming grandson).

Fairy, sorry to diss your national dish but just the thought of it makes me gag, I think it's the texture, avocado has the same effect.

Is anyone else getting a bit fed up of all the charity ads on TV, I used to work in the third sector and fully understand the need to raise money but it's getting to the point when I just turn over, or pause the TV before the ads start so I can wiz through and avoid them.  We have a standing order donating to our chosen charity and always dip our hands in our pockets on Red Nose Day and Children in Need, but it seems that someone is always trying to make me feel guilty about not supporting more and more charities.

Hope poorly peeps feeling better.

Which subjects............

Posted: 11/01/2016 at 16:32

Can't understand the discussion really, if a thread upsets me I don't post and stay out of it.  Works for me, it's common sense.  There have been a number of postings that I categorically don't agee with but I just bow out gracefully and ignore them.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:05

Evening everyone, not posted on this thread very often but do like to follow your exploits and marvel at your energy for life.  I love perfume in the garden always choose varieties based on that and disease resistance.

Look forward to your posts in 2016.

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