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Posted: 06/04/2015 at 19:14

Glorious day here. Penstemmon chopped (snap Matty) and another third of the last border mulched .....prob only one more session will finish it off.

still waiting patiently for my agastache to appear - can't believe I have lost all of them, so am convincing myself they are just late to appear.  Fingers crossed

Work tomorrow ...but at least only a four day week

help me choose a new hedge

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 10:19

Hi Bekkie - never seen ceonothus used as a hedge before - does it like being clipped?  Upright ones that I have are Pugets blue and concha


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:56

My mulchpile was made by horses And our harddrive is a sky+ box.  We live in a ravine So sky is the only way we can receive TV.  When we moved in the house had an aerial which was on a pole twice the size of the chimney ....but it didn't work well, so got replaced by a dish. More effective, less of an eyesore


Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:46

Lovely day here today too.  My Mulchpile is calling me

Love our harddrive recorder - mostly because I can work it .....never could get the hang of programming the vcr .....bit like the automatic oven ....not very good at counting in multiples of 60


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 23:43

Looking forward to those sunflowers already

Had a lovely day - a walk on the downs (during which the sun came out and we were treated to wall-to-wall blue skies) and lots of laughs.  My niece made an Easter cake - fabulous


help me choose a new hedge

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:19

Fantastic hedge Lily  Never seen hypericum used like that before


Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:14

Forgot to say - dippy eggs and soldiers here too - and everyone has to draw a face on theirs before they tuck in of my Mum's many traditions

Happy Easter

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:02

Wishing all a lovely holiday



Posted: 05/04/2015 at 09:58

Happy Easter to you all

Mr Chicky has just volunteered to be the Easter Bunny this year, so I get another cuppa in bed

Thanks for the hugs re my back.  I'm not entirely sure how I did it, but suspect it involved using a full watering can with an outstretched arm ...pretty dumb.  It is much better now than it was midweek - so hopefully on the mend.  Family day at my sisters today, so another day for it to recover.  Hoping to get a walk in on the South Downs (doesn't hurt whilst walking, only when I am bending down).

your place sounds amazing Hosta must have loads of plans.  Feeling the need for pics


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:52

Can't delegate Lesley ....they'd do it all wrong.  Have a combination of control freakery and a huge dollop of pedantry when it comes to the garden

Hosta - sounds like paradise.  Do the tunnels provide plants that eventually go in the garden (apart from the 100, about to become 200+, hostas)?  

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