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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 11:02

Frosty -8° this morning, so I don't suppose there will be many flowers here, but there are some roses that look frozen.

Horses knocked down 3 fence posts yesterday and got into a little wood that I'd fenced off as one of them eats barks which kills the trees. I'd forgotten to put the electric fence on - usually they don't notice.

Not doing anything for New Year, first time for ages, perhaps ever, bit of a relief.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 17:00

Glad you like it Mrs. G. When we bought the house in 1990 it had been on the market for years and unlived in for 6 years. No one wanted it because of the isolation and the state of the house, but, once you get up the 1 km long drive (which was in a state in those days, better now) it's only 20 mins drive to the town. Hard work in the early years though, but I was younger then.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:50

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65083.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 My house is in a clearing in the forest beyond the field.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65082.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65081.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Went out for a walk this afternoon, chilly 2° but sun was shining.

Local chateau.

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:42

Could they be Statice, a sort of everlasting flower?

Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 16:36

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/65078.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Last night

 

royal poinciana

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 14:15

Poincianas are flame trees that grow between 5 and 12 metres. They grow in tropical climates. Is that what you mean?

Need to replace what I think is box

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:50

Now that I've clicked on the photo and seen it closer up I agree with Blairs that it is not box. I think it's a euonymus. They can get damage from vine weevils but usually re-grow.

Incorporating Pet Friendly Ideas

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:58

I'm lucky to have wild land as well as a formal garden. I trained my Border Collie not to wee or poo on the lawn in the garden area. Take him to a wild bit or out for a work and when he performs give lots of praise. Teach him the word "No" as soon as possible.

Need to replace what I think is box

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:54

I agree with Dove, but leaning more towards the crab apple. Blossom in spring, fruits in autumn, right size for a front garden, variety of colours.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 09:37

Morning all.
No particular plan for today. Could do more ironing sitting in front of telly, could hoover sitting room floor.

-3° this morning, but no frost, cold and grey. But warmer than yesterday when it was -8° with a frost.

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