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Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:15

On 28th Dec, in M&S's "secret" sale, I ordered a pair of jeans and 2 bras. The jeans arrived about 3 days later, bras still haven't come. I've sent emails and spoken on the phone to them, they said delivery man couldn't find the house, but the first delivery man found the house.

DD has snow forecast for Sat. 24th, but I have rain. Limoges has snow for Friday 23rd as well.


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 18:06

One of my brothers is a forester in Scotland, he always wear a kilt whatever the weather, says the socks and the kilt are warm wool. Ref. chat on previous page.

Mild afternoon so gardened, first time for ages.
Planted "Crown Princess Margareta" climbing rose that I bought from David Austin back in June. Not as easy as it sounds as ground was full of rocks and had to dig a big hole and put some better soil and manure in it.

Then went to dig hole for "Teasing Georgia" climber but had to clear that bit of the bed first. Phlomis, Lamium and ivy had taken over, it was supposed to be irises. The irises were still there so dug them up, dug out unwanted stuff, dug in very well rotted manure, trimmed irises as Rachel de Thame did on GBGR and replanted them. Started digging hole for the rose, but was getting dark and had to feed the horses. That all took 3 hours.

Didn't know snow was forecast DD - rushes off to look at forecast.....


Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:33

Morning all. Has anyone watched that Horizon dieting programme? I'm a "constant craver".

Amazing that DD has crocus in flower already. I haven't, can't even see leaves, but then it's hard in grass. Can see daffodil leaves and some snowdrops have white tips, others have hardly started.

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 14:51

I think you do amazingly well, Marion.

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Posted: 14/01/2015 at 10:54

I'm sorry to hear that Berghill, must be hard for you. You have such a big and beautiful garden.


Posted: 14/01/2015 at 09:32

Morning all. Raining. Plug plant catalogue has arrived. OH said he would light the woodburner, hope he does it soon then I will sit in front of it and plan for summer.

Hope Liri and anyone else with colds are feeling better.

Which garden would you pick?

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:42

I've been to Sissinghurst and Hidcote, both are super but I prefer Hidcote. They are a long way apart but perhaps you want to drive from East to West. There are loads of gardens to visit near Hidcote, I like Bourton House and Kiftsgate.

But if you go to Sissinghurst try to squeeze in Great Dixter as well. In fact there are loads of gardens to visit in Kent and Sussex as well. Nymans is gorgeous too. 

I've probably thoroughly confused you once you look through that lot! But perhaps you've already found them all already. 

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Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:26

Well, Cowslip isn't a coward, turned up again after all. I've loved reading this thread too, but original question was rather provocative, almost insulting.

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:23

I shall now upset all the grass lovers, but they probably don't mind what I think anyway. I don't care for grasses, too much like weeds, not enough colour, no scent, boring. When we were in Yorkshire I decided not to go to the Scampston walled garden but to go to the Breezy Knees garden, glad we did, Breezy Knees was fabulous. Thought those grass beds at Scampston were so dull.

I liked the irises. Loved the rose one and Friday's one and really enjoyed the best back gardens prog with Alan T.

Catkin identity please

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 23:17

Not catkins, perhaps you meant pussy willow. But not that either, agree with nut and Bob.

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