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Posted: 12/01/2014 at 18:26

Evening all. Was a lovely sunny day today, only 2° this morning but 16° this afternoon. No gardening though, went to lunch with son and his pregnant wife (7th grandchild), then we all went for a long walk in the woods. It was very muddy in parts, dratted quads have stirred it all up. Didn't need a coat and got hot.


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 22:43

Do you have any help in your garden Marion? I'm now 62 and sometimes I wonder what will happen to my around an acre when I older. You are an inspiration.


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 15:03

Stacey, that plants looks definitely like the yellow lamium as Nut says, I have it. It can be pretty invasive so keep it under control. It's a variety of deadnettle.


Glad you love your new home hollie hock.

We've just been to Brico Depot and bought polycarbonate sheets for the new cold frame lids that OH is making me, and a load of cheap paving for the veg garden paths.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:56

I miss Geoff Hamilton for down to earth practical advice and the things he made for people with ordinary gardens. One always gets the impression that Monty's garden is a rich person's garden and there isn't enough detail on any one subject. I think Monty came over better in this prog. that on GW, but then that is week in, week out, not a one off.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 22:48

I'm looking forward to more lovely photos from you Marion, too. I hope the weather is golden for your golden year.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 22:45

Sympathy and best wishes from me too, Fidget xx


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 09:16

Ouch Clari, your poor nose.

Nice young man has come to help in the garden today, just can't face any more wet leaves, we have too many trees. When the leaves fell it rained and rained. He's also pruning the apple trees, five old ones. I'm nervous up ladders and hands are getting too arthritic (years of weeding and milking a cow!) for prolonged use of the secateurs.

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:07

My OH is very good and doesn't disturb me when I'm working in the garden, but he does empty my wheelbarrows which is great. Sometimes he offers to get me a cup of tea.

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 23:03

Enjoyed it again. Connie77, they were postponed because Nelson Mandela died. I think understandable, he was a great man. The rest of the programmes are tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday.


Posted: 09/01/2014 at 22:57

No Gardengirl. I have a row of 3 makeshift cold frames along the side of the GH which I made from French red brick building blocks, they are quite thick and have square holes in the middle of them. The lids are just wood frames with polycarbonate. For ventilation I put bricks under the fronts to raise them and if it's very windy I put bricks on the corners. They are about 4m long and about 70cm wide divided into 3.

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