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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Today at 12:42


I started it last year, but it was called "Garden Gallery 2014"

Your garden is gorgeous, Berghill, even in winter.

My garden is looking a bit sad at the moment worst time of year, but here are a few photos anyway, showing some tiny signs of life.



What's on your wishlist?

Posted: Today at 12:25


Last year had a bigger wishlist, I wanted Geum Totally Tangerine, Anemone White Swan, (Matty gave me those when she came to stay), Agastache Black Adder and Blue Boa (which I ordered online, and now have in the cold frame, hope they survive the winter), helenium Sahin's Early. That was all Verdun's fault. Also Buzz Budleia (which I found in England.) And more David Austin roses, we went to his nursery in Shropshire and bought five.

This year I want rose Lady of Shalott, as in photo (wish I'd bought one last year) and Hydrangia Vanille Fraise.




Posted: Today at 12:07

Hello all. OH remembered pinch punching this morning.

2kg of cow sounds a heck of a lot! We are having roast pork tonight with enough veg and roast veg to make into soup afterwards for tomorrow.

We had hail this morning. Snow is forecast next weekend. Must make sure supplies are in, esp. dog food, as if it snows we can't get up the drive.


Posted: Yesterday at 21:31

Lesley, your labradoodle looks just as cute grown up.

Lily of the valley

Posted: Yesterday at 17:22

I would keep it on the window sill for now. It's far too early for garden ones to be flowering so must have been grown in a greenhouse. Although they are hardy I think it would be a shock for it to go out now. Enjoy the scent indoors! In the house, why hide it in the shed? They have probably been grown so early to enjoy as house plants.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:17


What adorable puppies, or are they grown up?

My sister had a springer spaniel, lovely but full of energy. I love Border Collies, so intelligent and good looking too. Here's mine. He's very sweet with children, just as well as I have 8 grandchildren! But he needed long walks when younger, 12 now, bit arthritic.

When I was bitten by the GS I was delivering a packet to his owner, who knew I was coming. I opened the garden gate and the dog just went straight for me

thorny edge

Posted: Yesterday at 16:51

They sound like Pyracantha. This site has about cuttings and how to grow them. 

They need to be kept pruned and have vicious thorns. I have never grown them in pots, but I expect the pots would have to be pretty big and will need a lot of feeding and watering compared with growing them in the ground. 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 15:21

Thank you everyone. It was a big shock for me and I feel so sorry for my friends, but they are the ones who are really suffering. They are having to face police interviews as well as the awful loss.

Early potatoes

Posted: Yesterday at 11:02

I grow Charlotte, which is a second early, as it's such a good, healthy all rounder. It can be dug early for delicious waxy new potatoes and left in the ground for old general purpose potatoes.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 10:45

In a state of shock, our friends' beautiful daughter has been murdered in Devon. Wasn't going to say anything, but now it's in the papers and has been on the television news.

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