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Posted: 25/01/2015 at 12:16

Sunny and blue sky here, but was white with frost and -5° this morning.

Lost an earring , wish it had been down the side of the sofa, only found a few tissues, probably OH's, he never shoves them far enough into his pockets!

It's my birthday

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 00:17


Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 00:08

Hello Pammy Wammy, such a pretty garden.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 23:55

DD, happy birthday! But it's now Sunday in France. I have "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Norton, you can have it so strike it off the list.

Back from the party, loads to eat and drink, people we knew there and some new ones to chat to as well. But was -3° on the way home with patches of ice, we followed a salting and gritting lorry some of the way home. OH was good and didn't drink.


Posted: 24/01/2015 at 16:02

Hello all, busy day, must feed horses then get changed for birthday party tonight an hour's drive away. We are an hour ahead of you. Hope the roads aren't icy. Sorry can't stay.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:08

Wonderful news Matty.  xxx

Thank you for letting us know how it went Lily P. Was thinking of you today (( ))

Damp Shady Area

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:00

I have heucheras with different coloured leaves in pots in shade, they are evergreen (or ever gold or dark red!)


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:54

What sort of books do you like DD? I may have some you could borrow.

Plant sales for school fundraising

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 22:50

Shrinking Violet is right, annuals sell well, but it depends on when the sale is. I do plant sales for charity though and I can usually choose when.

When I divide perennials in autumn and spring I pot some up and keep them in a cold frame, no lid, unless they are a bit tender. So I include perennials but have more annuals. For the annuals I Google the pictures and put them on Word pages which I print and put out so people can see what they will grow into. Most people who buy aren't knowledgeable gardeners. Ask friends and parents too, nothing venture, nothing gain!

Last year I sowed too many petunias. I found a load of large flower pots in a skip so I planted pots with 3 or more petunias and they sold well. If you have time you can paint or decorate the pots, or the schoolchildren can.

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 19:54

I have Felco secateurs, not that sort but ordinary ones. They are the best I've ever had. Those cut and hold ones look great.

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What tree has a flower like this?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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