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Posted: 11/03/2014 at 21:51

Quick peek in - Chicklet's birthday, so have been busy with cakes and candles and stuff.  Can't quite believe I have a little one who is now old enough to drive ... how did that happen

Ggirl - great work with your pond.  Others are sounding like they are hopefully on the mend - take care with that back KEF, and hope lo is feeling brighter Stacey.

And on the gardening front - invested in another chenomales (?? but you know the one i mean) with peachy flowers - called Madam Butterfly.  I have another bed to fill, and the deer don't eat them on account of the vicious thorns.

Monty don new presenter for Chelsea

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 06:46

Its the newsgirl he is doing a double act with that surprises me - doesn't garden but "likes looking at them" ...... We shall see ....

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 22:16

Well there is no sign of it - do all the leaves die off in winter?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:29

Lovely pictures Max, Lizzie and Mrs Donut. I love spring too

I had a brunnera but it seems to have been a winter casualty - mine was in a damp shady place - where are they happiest??

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 21:16

As promised - you can take your pick and be 17 or 71 .....



Posted: 10/03/2014 at 20:00

MrsG - verdun said his was homemade, so likely to be quite sturdy - i would worry that the one in the picture might buckle in the wind if it has a plant in leaf on it.  As for plant costs, all the clematis i have bought as tiddlers have established themselves much better than the bigger more expensive ones.  The GC's often sell them as 3 for £10 or 4 for £12 if you keep your eyes open,  and have a massive range of varieties to choose from.  As i said - be bold, make a statement - i'm sure you won't regret it

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:37

In a shameless bid to vie for Verdun's attention i would like to announce that the chocolate cake has just come out of the oven (chicklet has a bday 2morrow) - will post pics when it is decorated - request was for LOTS of chocolate .... I aim to please


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:28

Ooooh - so much going on.  Positive vibes go to KEF with her toe and back, Clari with her head and Dove's Ma - hope she has not hurt herself - and Stacey's lo. Glad you enjoyed your break punkdoc, and celebrated in style and with gusto.

Pond is looking great Dove - keep us posted as it develops ( I love watching a project!) . 3 arches will be perfect Mrs G - all that planting space - plus it pays to be bold. Lizzie - great progress from the first to the last pic - love jobs like that when you can really see what you've done.

Stacey - my big thalictrums are sprouting (Erin - about 6 ft tall), but no signs of my little ones yet (Hewitts double).  Too early to be worrying about no shows yet i think - it has been a weird winter, and different plants will react in different ways.

and where's Woody ?  Can't still be working out how to work is iThing.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:56

Lizzie - said i would dig out pics of my Cecille Brunner at the old house - teamed with a montana clematis it put on quite a show.  Still waiting for something approaching this in our current garden - but a few years to go i fear ....



Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:11

Clari - i think release - they eat aphids too, and i think the battle is lost anyway - it'll take more than a bit iof squishing to stop their advance

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