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Posted: 13/02/2016 at 19:27

Lily - the white/pinky spots one is called conny.  The one above was in the garden today and not labelled - but I brought home one very similar which was Harvingtons dusky.


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 17:13

Just back from a lovely afternoon at West Dean - we saw Sarah, would have stopped and passed on your regards if I had known Hosta.  Rain mostly held off, but a biting easterly wind made us glad we had dressed up warm.  We went round the gardens (beautiful hellebores and snowdrops) and then did the two mile walk round the arboretum ....enough for me to feel like I deserved the huge slice of carrot cake that somehow made its way on to my plate


 One of these came home with me too .....instead of roses tomorrow

Sounds like your intolerable situation is about to turn a corner Wonky - keeping everything crossed for Tuesday.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 16:55

Wonderful Dove. Love the way the white sparkles out from the background

Reviving an old slightly tired garden

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 10:39

I've loved looking at this thread ChickenC. Its great to see how all your plans are turning into reality.  You mustbe very pleased with what you are creating ....keep the posts coming

Flowering and scenting your garden now

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 10:17

My daphne is still providing the most beautiful scent every time I walk up to the absolute favourite


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 10:13

Sounds a lovely day Lizzie .....that brasserie has gone in my little black book for future reference.  I love "just wandering" in London .... especially round CG

I'm putting my faith in the weather forecast Nanny B .....but will wear a raincoat just in case


Posted: 13/02/2016 at 09:30

Morning all. Good to see you MrsG - looking forward to Japanese garden pics

Have checked the weather forecast and although it is persisting here, its meant to be better on the south coast, so our trip to West Dean (snowdrop and hellebore spotting) is on.  We would be going for a walk here anyway - so may as well walk in the rain and have something to look at.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:53

Wonderful nests

Love the winter miscanthus with snowdrops at its feet too


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:46

Morning Dove.  Glad you like her.  Caught my eye at the GC, and then when I saw the name I just had to bring her home


Posted: 12/02/2016 at 06:36

I'm awake too. Although I can safely guarantee that this time tomorrow I will definitely not be

I've seen stuff about that London exhibition too Lizzie - let us know if it's worth a visit.

Sparkly here as well.  Plan to make the most of it, because we have more rain sweeping in.  Its a shame as I fancied a trip to see West Dean's snowdrops and hellebores on Saturday, but think it will be a wash out.

And Fairy - my hellebore is not ALL pink, although it does feature.  Here is a google pic (too dark to get a real one)


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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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