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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:14

Well, my list is totally pathetic by comparison, but I am pleased to see them all 

Skimmia Japonica



Violas (loads of these)

Heather - 4 different types


Some white flowers from my Scent and Shake box (identity unknown, see the pic! It's a bit fuzzy but will not be taking another in this weather!) 

Must try harder next year!



Posted: 01/01/2014 at 00:32

That's all I'm saying!


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 21:59

Fairy, thanks  Lily, right back at you 

Just enjoying the fireworks across the road. They're a bit early, but rather spectacular! 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 20:08

Happy New Year to all 

It's been a difficult year for me, and you guys have lent me support, and so I thank you all  

John, hope your recovery is swift 

Can't wait to start 2014, and will be counting my flowers tomorrow!

Cheers & bottoms up 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 23:23

Clari, take your jam sandwich, soak it in egg, fry and put sugar on top - camp donut! (Jammy eggy bread sandwich) 

Just had a lovely evening, the APs have just made it back from their Christmas travels, popped in for supper and a mince pie. Was nice to see them  and they brought our pressies from Devon and Manchester! I now have a new bird house and some wool for the birds to pick at for their nests! Add that to my ladybird house and the bug box that Gardengirl made me, and it seems that 2014 is going to be all about wildlife 


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 12:19

Hi all, Kef, I have the same problem with some of my clothes! It's a well known fact Verd that women's clothes shrink when they are not worn 

Gg.. can't believe the things people do these days, thoughtless crimes. hope the CCTV shows something.

Chicky, hope the roof stays on  Verd, sorry to hear about the GH  Hope you can fix it. 

Been out in the garden and thought I'd share the happy signs from my helibores

 Hope everyone has a great day. I'll be making a giant pot of chilli later if anyone fancies some? And for afters home made mince pies and cheesy biscuits 



Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:51

Hi all! Fidget, are you having an identity crisis? 

Lots of walks seem planned for today - OH and I are off to the SM and may fit a walk in later! 

V excited, my Propagating Plants book has turned up. A quick browse tells me I am going to enjoy this one  Along with my one called Seeds! Watch out Spring, here I come 

Dove, great news re Pa. 

Enjoy the rest of the day 


Posted: 28/12/2013 at 10:44

Morning all  I'm back from an amazing Christmas in Devon. Came back yesterday, following many delays on the train (flooding, fallen tree on the line, etc) was a wee bit tired so no updates!

Dove, glad all seems to be going well with your pa. Hope it continues 

Gardengirl, hope you are feeling better x

Stacey, what a shock that must have been. We get a start when birds fly into our office windows, must be ten times worse when you are the window! 

Lily, enjoy your day! 

Verd, I'm with you on the chocolate oranges . . . You can never have too many 



Posted: 25/12/2013 at 09:55

Merry Christmas from Devon 


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 21:34

Happy Christmas my forking friends 

Hope that Santa brings you joy and something nice in your stocking 

I don't think you can say thank you enough, so, thanks again for all your support, kind thoughts and gardening tips. I'm learning loads every day, and my life is better for you all being in it (soppy I know, but hey!) 

So, eat, drink and be merry one and all 

Discussions started by 4thPanda

Identity needed please

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Plant ids please

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Surely not snails and slugs? 
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It's got a bit out of control! 
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