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Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 08:58
Closet One D fan here .... Off to wembley in June - littlest chicklet needs accompanying ..... What can i do ???


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:01

Morning all - pleased it is now light enough to see the garden at this time in the morning

Thanks for all your comments on my auriculas - never had any before - and like Fairy, was not that sure whether i liked them previously - but their little faces are growing on me, so i need to watch i don't get hooked.  But its nice to have something with flowers in the greenhouse, as well as all the green shoots.  I am very excited that my cuttings from last year are all beginning to show signs that they have made it through their first winter - magic stuff,  this propagating lark


Seeds all sown yesterday - germination watch starts here ...... Nothing to report thus far ......

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 23:19

Don't listen to music in the garden, but do in the car, or on a train.  Love Mozart, but not ever really understood opera.  Have to put in a vote for greatest album of ALL time though - Rumours.  Before my time, but caught it on the second time around.  Never get tired of it 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:54

Can't help with the black insect Lizzie - looks curious.

lovely to see the first blooms of the year - love your crocus peeping out Tracey.

Here's some snaps of my garden this afternoon

 This one is shouting "I'm first, I'm first" - hopefully all the others in the garden will be following soon

 Some of my hellebores - this is their first year to flower - such a proud Mum

 Daphne - looking lovely- smelling even better!

 Bit of zingy lime to brighten things up a bit


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:32

Been out for the evening, but just popping in to say goodnight.  And also to share the auricula "theatre" i created for myself this afternoon


Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 11:24

Guess who was at the Wham final concert 

Now that IS a positive thought, so long as you don't count the intervening years .....

Blippar for Tablets and Phones

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:58

I had to get a chicklet to make it work for me ...

But when i did it was good - just takes even longer for me to read the mag ....

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:34
gardenjeannie wrote (see)

I absolutely love Bridge over Troubled Water, the whole album, really. Cecilia has to be played loud and sung badly, too!




So does The Boxer - heard someone busking it on the tube last week and embarrassed the Chicklets by adding the cymbal sounds at the appropriate point (lai-de-lai......... tschh-tschhhhhhhh)


the occasional outburst of "I am a rock!" works in a garden setting too



The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:16

Indeed Dove - but they are such handsome birds.  So long as they leave a few for us ......


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 10:06

Well done Daniel et al  - hope it hasn't disrupted too many of your weekend plans .  I occasionally have to work at the weekend, and it is guaranteed to put me in a grump - so real, genuine thanks from this yellow, fluffy tweeter

Going to get my windowsill propagator out and sow my first batch of seeds - lupins, delphiniums, dahlias, rudbeckias, agastache and chillis.  sowed some wildflowers in  seedtrays outside a few weeks ago and the corn cockles are coming through - but no sign of the others yet.  Oh, and out for supper this evening, so need to got to GC for a pot of flowers ....... Might have a sneaky peek for bargains whilst i am there 

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