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Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:30

Morning all 

Thinking of the elements of my fantasy garden already. Can I keep the squirrels and deer, but just not have them eat anything precious ??

Annual medical later today - which means this is my first and last cuppa for a while. But a garden club lecture on lavenders to look forward to this evening


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:40

Glad you made it safely Lizzie - sounds a bit hair raising.  Hope you have a good visit, and the curtains arrive on the right day

Fingers crossed for a big sleep tonight Panda.  Bit like this one ....


Last plot help please

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 19:14

I would go with campanula potenschlagia for the first - a good doer in my garden

And like the idea of scent under a window too

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:16

Hi Beau - good to see you looking for apple blossom-like snapdragons to fill a particular gap.

Fidget - i grew the droopy love-lies-bleeding sort last year and they were stunning, so I'll give them another go.  But I was also going to try an upright one.  What sort is hypochondria (agree with your SiL, you couldn't make it up), and does it have red tassles?s


Edit - just googled the hypochondiac - wow, thats the one I'm going to try


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:03

Oooo Wonky - sounds pants

My trial drive went fine, so, apart from a slight limp, this chicky is ready to be let loose on the world again. Feel very fortunate that I didn't break anything.

Gone freezy cold here - first time this year that I have actually needed gloves and a scarf.  Another couple of degrees lower and I will be teaming them with a tea cosy hat too

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 17:56

What a lovely set of presents Lyn and a very Happy Birthday from me too


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.

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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