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08/02/2014 at 12:23 we go!





08/02/2014 at 17:07

Apologies to Lizzie....I should have commented on Cedric's arbour in my earlier post ....anyway, albeit a tad late, I think your arbour is really nice and in a really idyllic setting.

08/02/2014 at 23:27

Thank you David, no need for an apology. I still prefer your arbour though!

Lovely stone fountain, shows up the colours and much the best sort of water feature for parents with young children - if any see this.

09/02/2014 at 09:27


Thanks, Lizzie, I agree about water & young children.

As part of the same pebble garden I have this half-barrel water feature I wouldn't consider it as child-safe, but then, my family is all grown up now.


14/02/2014 at 11:18


Snowdrops are all out and other bulbs starting. Some hellebores too.


14/02/2014 at 11:33

Gorgeous Lizzie and what a beautiful coloured pansy. 

17/02/2014 at 08:45

Not a great photo but the promise of things to come - hopefully the sunshine yesterday will have hurried things along a bit .... 

17/02/2014 at 15:39

Lizzie, I've got those violas

 This is the part of the veg patch I dug and raked over today

 That's why my back is sore - but it was so worth it

17/02/2014 at 18:02

Crikey! You have rakeable soil??

17/02/2014 at 18:29

Lucky Dove!

I like blue and yellow, but I usually grow a paler viola, Morpho or something. They are pretty.

17/02/2014 at 18:49

That Viola is called Morpho. Very pretty

I got some for my new hanging baskets as they seem to hold their heads up well in the wet.

17/02/2014 at 19:33

Wow Dove, proper soil

17/02/2014 at 19:38

Well done Dove.  Impressed.

Is it me?  But are your violas looking down in the mouth?  They don't have the typical happy faces.  

17/02/2014 at 20:58

When we moved here in August 2011 that veg patch was lawn - we dug it up the following spring and removed loads and loads of tree roots - the soil was sandy and gritty and had no structure or worms or anything - we bought bags and bags of FYM from the GC and made compost from everything we could and just kept piling it all on.  It was so rewarding today, turning that lovely black soil and finding it full of huge fat earthworms - the blackbirds were pretty keen on it too 

Those violas do look a mite fierce don't they - as if they're frowning - it's probably because they've had a lot of weather to cope with this winter! 

18/02/2014 at 08:24

Ouch! my back............. Ouch! my inner thighs ............. but it's cheaper than a gym membership 

18/02/2014 at 08:33

 This is the area that we turned into our veg patch - once we'd got rid of the ivy and replaced the rotten fence.


18/02/2014 at 08:36

What a transformation - love before and after pics 

18/02/2014 at 09:33

Bet you are thrilled with what you achieved.

18/02/2014 at 10:21

It's a good start KEF - now I've got more time I've more plans 

18/02/2014 at 15:26

Looks like Spring is here


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