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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 17:45

Lovely to see how the garden took shape Lizzie. And amazing how quickly you first transformed it ..... it came a long way in just three years


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 06:57

Morning all

We are promised a sunny day at last.  I am at home today, so hoping to find a minute for a garden wander to see what's growing.  Had a muntjac deer at the back door last night - new one for us, as we have only ever seen roe before.  Bit concerned, as they are reported to be a bit aggresive.  Hope I don't corner one by mistake.

Welcome back Pdoc - glad you had a good time.  Loved it that you found fellow gardeners on your travels

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 06:49

 Happy Birthday to Dove,

Happy Birthday to Dove,

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,

Happy Birthday to Dove


Have a lovely, lovely day


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:08

However - pleased to see that tomorrow's forecast is for wall to wall sunshine ......someone up there must know that its a special day


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:01

I've emerged .....but wish I was still there.  Wind is howling, rain is lashing and owls are hooting out there.  And any minute now I'll have to go and join them.  Hope everyone has kept safe and dry overnight, and gets through whatever today has to throw at us too

Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:59

I don't soak ....never organised enough to plan a whole 24 hours in advance.  But my collection of loo roll innards is beginning to overflow, which tells me that sowing time must be getting very close

My Trip To Australia

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:55

Wonderful pics Hefty - looks like you had a fantastic trip


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:46

Did you finish the cushion before he walked in??


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:32

I'm here Lizzie

Just had my dose of Winterwatch. Love seeing all the wildlife we have on our doorsteps ......fascinating stuff.  We have buzzards here - recognised the cry as soon as he appeared on the screen - great to get a close up view, as ours are normally flying many feet above us.  Quite worrying just how wierd this winter has been already though .....the climate is a changing, there is no doubt about that

Littlest chicklet felt todays crop of exams went ok ...another lot on Thursday and then she can relax for a nano second before the next lot are upon her.  Don't believe anyone who tells you today's kids don't have to work hard at school.

Lesley - will definitely be giving cleomes another go this year, but will wait til April before I start them off.  My early sowings will be rudbeckia, echinacea, scabious and verbascum

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:11

Was late home from work so caught The Archers on the car radio this evening .....they gave a great plug for the birdwatch this weekend, with one of the characters not only declaring she would be taking part, but also explaining (to her rather bewildered lunch companion) what it was all about.  Wonder if that sort of exposure puts participation rates up?

Discussions started by chicky

Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

What to do and when? 
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Gardens we have visited 2016

Pictures of our garden outings 
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Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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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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