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Posted: 08/01/2015 at 19:30

Verdun - sounds like an extreme home makeover - bet some co-ordinated cushions were involved somewhere.  Glad you got your Soft Caress - have not forgotten that I promised you a photo - should be able to deliver tomorrow.

(have just re-read that last sentence and it sounds decidedly dodgy ... But Verd will know exactly wot I mean)

one more day til freedom and daylight at home - wonder if anything has grown 

Hope your heating gets sorted tomorrow Lizzie - I'd sleep in the living room if I were you !


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 06:50

Indeed - lovely news AlanD.  And good morning Wintersong, and all those yet to come.

did a little bird tell me it was someone's birthday today


Garden programme on Sky 1

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 23:05

Thats good news MT.  I will be watching programme 3 trying to guess which ones look like they might have a Calcutta nun as offspring

It's my birthday

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:51

Just sneaking in before the day slips away to say Happy Birthday Gemma - hope you had a good one (and that you can remember it in the morning, after all these ladies led you astray)


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 22:46

It might have been me - i have used Eurobulbs before (the ones in Wisbech) and always been pleased.  My snowdrops are just starting to show, but only a couple of mm, and I'm in the balmy south.  Hope yours put in an appearance soon.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 06:38

I'm awake too -sadly.  Staring at a large pile of Christmas paraphanalia on the dining room table (thats my equivalent of "taking them down") which will have to be packed away ready for the loft at the weekend, and a very sad and bare looking house. Oh dear.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:34

I keep a paper diary in just an ordinary notebook (well, quite a pretty one actually)- sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically.  Wish I did it more often, as I love reading back through it - both as a reminder of what to do this year, but also of how far I have come since those early days

Front garden ideas and insipiration needed

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:28

Crab apples make nice small trees, as do Acers - especially the ones that have coloured stems for a bit of winter interest too (have a look at Sango-kaku for example)

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:24

I always use loo rolls for my sweetpeas - just ignore the mould.  Works for me.  Like SL i have started collecting now, and am hoping I have a good collection by mid Feb, when I normally start them off.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:03

Loved the gardening programs on telly tonight too.  I'm off to bed dreaming of roses.

hope Pdoc's stream behaves in the night, and that BK's worms revive.

Fidget is a wise lady - I love that button - it's been keeping my world oblivious to trouble for weeks

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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