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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:27

Your garden is beautiful David


Posted: 01/06/2015 at 06:25

Morning everyone

Feeling very pleased that I got all my pots planted up yesterday, despite the weather.  I eventually got out there, with my Grandma's words ringing in my ears ("your skin doesn't leak, does it?"), and it ended up being quite a nice afternoon.  So I emptied my coldframe (only to fill it again very quickly), and now have a courtyard full of petunias, marguerites, salvias, lobelia and isotoma (plus an experimental nemesia, diascia and something else with purple bell flowers, to see whether the deer go for them).  So summer, and the nightly watering routine, has now officially arrived.  You heard it hear first.

Happy hols to Lizzie and Liri


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:50

 Just checked the forecast, and better check my stakes when I finally get out there....seems we have gales on the way


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:47

Keep waiting for the rain to tail off as promised ....still waiting.  Have sewn a patch on my gardening gear, tidied all the propagators away for next year, and might have to resort to sitting down with a cuppa and a GW magazine ......can't remember the last time that happened in daylight hours.  Come on sunshine, I've got pots to plant up

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 12:42

You have - and it looks delightful ....very inviting


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:39

Hi Woody - Panda and I will be there   Really looking forward to it ...can you order sunshine please

The Great Chelsea Garden Design Challenge

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:35

Barry - he was featured loads, but particular bits I remember is when the Queen visited and the first programme.  He had a large garden, not a small one, which might be why you can't find him. We heard the runner up (Paul) talking at Chelsea too - think he is doing one of the Hampton Court Show gardens (one of the ones where they have a limited budget) two careers launched out of one TV show


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:21


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 10:11

Just googled OCWCD.......did you know you could get certified for it (level 6) 


Posted: 31/05/2015 at 09:50

Have a wonderful Finnish holiday Liri - sounds like quite the experience.  Need pics of the cabin and the lake when you return

Stunning lunchtime views Fairy - you can sense the peace just from the photo.

French heatwave sounds a bit alarming for someone about to go away - thank heavens for a housesitter.  Popped round to our neighbours yesterday to beg assistance when we go away - otherwise I spend more time on holiday checking the forecast for home than I do my new surroundings.  Is there a word for obsession with weather forecasts?  If so, I think I've got it

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