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Posted: 11/02/2016 at 06:47

Bit parky here too. But think that means a sunny day is in store

Great talk on heathers last night - so lovely to hear a nurseryman talk so passionately about his world.  Seems chopping them back is the key ....I have a few that will be getting a short back and sides when the weather warms up.

Acquired a few more pots of snowdrops too. And found a beautiful hellebore in the GC yesterday which is named after my Mum that came home with me too


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:49

We've got magnolias out in Sunny Surrey .....but with frosts forecast all week they will be brown mush by the weekend

Seedling time

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:58

I'll be starting my rudbeckias, echinaceas and scabious off in an indoor propagator this weekend if thats any help.  They will be pricked out into trays in the unheated GH at the end of March and will then go into the garden in late May.  This timing has worked well for me over the last few years

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:46

A quick post from me - just to get me on the notification list for this thread


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:43

Bit late on the pancake chat ....but mine were the skinny ones, with lemon and sugar

Garden club tonight .....will be learning all about heathers from a local nurseryman.


Posted: 10/02/2016 at 06:41


Happy hols Liri Good to hear Lizzie is settling in And glad you found us Panda


Posted: 09/02/2016 at 06:53

Morning all

Thank goodness that storm has left us  No damage that I could see last night, but it was certainly a wild one

Went to one of the Gardening club planning meetings last night.  First task was to generate ideas for 2018 .....2017 is apparently all locked down now.  Had no idea the planning went on so far ahead

Camera Talk

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 23:04

Love looking at these photos. Nothing to contribute from me at the moment, but posting so that I get on the notification list


Posted: 08/02/2016 at 06:50

Morning All

Our storm let up a bit during the night, but more seems to be on its way.  Looks like littlest Chicklet's train to school is going to be on a deliberate go slow because of the winds.  Not looking forward to my drive to work much ....I have lots of podcasts loaded on to my phone, just in case there are delays

On a brighter note, I have a garden club meeting to look forward to this evening  


Posted: 07/02/2016 at 23:18

Think someone up there has left the hosepipe on. Never heard rain like it. Keep safe peeps.

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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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