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What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 09:12

My list changes every day, but the ones that stay on there seem to be scabious (pink ones will be new to me) snapdragons (i grew them for the first time last year and will do so again - looking for a white/pink apple blossom type, and will repeat night and day again), amaranthus and verbascum Chicksii (wrong spelling, but its the one I remember, for obvious reasons)

what's tempting you pdoc??


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 08:07

Morning all

I received new hosta catalogue too - not sure if its the same one ?   The bit that caught my attention was that they are taking on the huge central site in the Chelsea marquee this year (the one normally occupied by Hilliers and all their trees) should be an interesting display to look out for

Ankle much improved, but giving it another car free day - might pop out for a little spin this afternoon as a test run, as I have places I need to be tomorrow.

((hugs)) for Pat and Hosta - hope both turn the corner soon


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 08:04

Pompeyboy - Mine don't normally flower til March - even though their leaves start appearing in the autumn.  If your name shows where you live (rather than your football allegiance) then you are not far from me


Posted: 11/01/2016 at 07:38

Sad news.  Legend is an over-used word - but well deserved in this case.


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:56

Will do Fidget - but can I decline any special porridge in advance.  Next time we venture that way the weather should be better, so maybe we could arrange a garden meet - I am hankering after a Chatsworth visit


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 19:47

Back from our round trip to Nottingham - feeling a teensy bit flat.  Gave Fidget a wave as we swooped past

Ankle can now be walked on and is developing a kaleidoscope of colours.  Will rest it as much as possible (that means W&P Fairy .....not sure yet either). Think I will work from home tomorrow - its the left foot, and I don't think a clutch wiuld be too clever at this stage

Pasta for tea (soz KEF)


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 09:25

Dove - i did it about midnight last night, and icepacks were applied.  Not sure whether it was that or the shock, but I turned into a shivering wreck for a while.  Had a good nights sleep though - it only hurts when I put it down on the floor.

Flowers - might try that (if Chicklet leaves any room in the car - there seems to be a mountain of stuff returning with her.

KEF -  indeed.  Thank heavens for facetime !  I ignore my face and just concentrate on hers - its like having her in a little box in the house


Posted: 10/01/2016 at 09:09

Morning. We got the torrential rain too Clari

Guess which silly moo missed a tread coming down the stairs (no sherberts consumed) and ended up in a heap with a seriously painful ankle.  No swelling, and toes can be wiggled, but can't bear any weight.  OH has just found me an umbrella to use as an improvised walking stick.  Today's mission is to take Chicklet back to Nottingham - I am in the passenger seat, so the ankle will get an enforced day of rest.  What a clumsy muppet


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 15:09

I've got one of those floors too.  Stones tiles of indeterminate colour.  Gets a mop swish once a week, but the rest is building up a fine patina, that I'm sure interior designers would kill for

Quick cuppa, then the deccy packing begins - can't see our table at the moment

Panda - hope your new fitbit (other brands are available) isn't doing more harm than good


Posted: 09/01/2016 at 10:50
Liri - surreal indeed

So pleased to hear from you Hosta - sounds like fun being had - you don't need ((hugs)) ..... but they are there just in case (no sell by date )

Sat in a coffee shop whilst littlest Chicklet has a trial run/interview to work at a different coffee shop in town (i was banished from that one just in case i put her off). Hope she gets it - waitressing skills are always so useful as a back up ! Bit like bar work.

Then off to Guildford to return some of her unwanted purchases .... Then back home for a bit before evening taxi duties begin. Hope she appreciates me deep down

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