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Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:19

Great news Matty - so pleased about your news, and that littlest arrival is doing well too

Visions of Steve soaring through the air (is it a bird? Is it a plane? ...) have made me lol.  God bless autocorrect


Posted: 03/01/2015 at 09:11

Chucking it down here too.  But the rain and the cold to come are just what my yellowrattle seeds needed to settle them in and encourage them to grow.

Today is my Dad's birthday so we are off to the New Forest for a Pub lunch to help him celebrate. More eating.  My gruel diet starts on Monday (when I am also back at work - might as well pile on the misery)

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 18:02

Great news Philippa - will be great if it all gets sorted and you remain on friendly terms.  Hope the "lettered" treeman comes to the same conclusion.


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:56

Lizzie - the new guinea BL's are still fungus free (and v beautiful) so its fine for you to keep your name just as it is



Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:35

Got GBGR on record thanks Panda - there is an Alan T one on back gardens the same evening a bit later I think.  Also Allotment Challenge starts tonight much gardening TV

Just been out there weeding and clearing leaves -  all my snowdrops are showing and all my hellebores have big fat buds......oh, the anticipation.  OH helped me plant two grasses that Santa brought me, and I planted the last of the yellow rattle seed using the new rake (Santa too ).

And we moved Mr Chicky's christmas pressie into place by the GH, ready for lettuce growing:

 So all in all a good days work (and I have just written all about it in my diary - see NY resolution thread)

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:21

Thats what I meant Dove - said my spelling was suspect


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:02


Today is a gardening day.  Plan to remove a few leaves from borders, dig up and bin diseased box (thanks for all the suggestions btw, i have made a note in case it ever comes to the need for a wholesale replacement) and maybe a bit of weeding.

Finished the chatto/lloyd letters last night (worth a read) - now onto MD and his French journey - first two chapters are promising, even though not a single mention of a garden yet.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:56

Aha !  That would explain why my heli-wotsits never flower - thought maybe I was doing something wrong

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:40

Panda - i think KEF was right with her H for your first pic - the leaves look like a Helisynchrum (?spelling?) - but I have never had flowers on mine, so they might be coming from something else


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 18:31

Flynn has the cutest face. Soooo sweet.

hadn't thought about holly Stacey ..... That might just work

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