Ashleigh 2

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Happy Mothers Day.

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 02:05

Gardenjeanie, how strange and lovely about the car! I lost my Mum when I was fourteen, she drove a cream Nissan sunny and for years whenever I saw one I'd think for a split second it was her. I don't think losing your Mum is something you ever truly get over, like you say, there is so much you'd like to share with her every day. My Mum was a keen gardener and I had no interest really at that age, it would be so lovely now to be be able to share this with her not to mention the children, I find it very bittersweet when I hear of a new mum, especially a first time mum whose mother has came to help her and I imagine her with my kids, they're missing out on so much not having her in their lives. She was gentle, calm, patient and kind and I wish I was more like her. I don't look like her really as I was adopted but strangely I look more like her than my birth mother.  Your Mother's day was lovely, and your children sound wonderful, someone really special must have brought them up 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 00:56

Forgot  to say Sweetpea, love your style, I bet your garden cheers up everyone who walks by do you buy your colourful pots or paint them yourself?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 00:52

Wow so many gorgeous pics on here since I last looked,

Green fingered Mikey, don't forget to take before and progress photo's, it's inspiring to see what time and hard work can do.

Ecobaby, your garden is amazing, it just screams life and health, I have a small terraced house garden so very interested to see what can be achieved.

Busy-Lizzie, so looking forward to seeing your beautiful garden through the seasons.

Puncdoc very jealous, I have moist acid soil, shade and part shade, some himalayan poppy seeds and too much fear to even try! 

Everyone else, Tray, Chicky, Panda - just gorgeous - keep them coming


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 20:54

I've had flat leaved parsley do well in shade.

Pondless toads

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:09

Thanks, I thought it was only frogs that actually mate in water. I'll put a plastic dustbin in a hole for now, I can buy daphnia and canadian pond weed at the pet shop will they do for tadpole food?

Pondless toads

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:30

The only pond in our street was filled in some years ago, we are planing to put one in soon. We still have toads in the garden but I haven't seen frogs or newts for about three years There are currently two pairs of toads wandering around the garden piggy-back style. Am I right in thinking that the female goes and spawns on her own after mating? and what do they do if there is no water? If I could get the pond done in a couple of weeks would we be too late for them to spawn this year?


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:22

What plants have you planted in/around your pond Dove? Photo's please as soon as you get those rocks right

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:03

What about desert island discs, top 5?

Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:58

Puncdoc! Isn't Squeezing out Sparks an album? What's your favourite track?


Music in the Garden

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:53

I have young neighbours who often play drum and bass loudly unless I get my music going first, I don't know what they make of it, one of my play lists goes

 Pavorotti - Caruso,   Eminem - Just Lose it,  Yanni - For all Seasons,  Elbow - One Day like this, The Cure - Close to me,  Laura Marling - Sophia,  Black Crowes - Hard to Handle,   Fleetwood Mac - Tusk,  Birdy - People,  Paul Simon - Diamonds on the soles of her shoes,  Mika - Grace Kelly and  Rigaletto's Quartet!  

My current favourite is Zola - Mdlwembe  - no idea what he's singing about but it makes me so happy. Off to add The Whole of the Moon, great track haven't heard it for years, thanks Tracey

Discussions started by Ashleigh 2

Identification please

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Pondless toads

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Colchicum autumnale from seed

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Moving Narcissus

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Is this earwigs?

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Lots of questions

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Miserable Gypsophilla

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Plant/weed ID

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Another plant id

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Sowing bedding pansies

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Raising soil level

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Annual poppies

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name that weed

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Under planting with snowdrops

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