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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:28

Lovely Fairy. I love how the raised beds go from white to blue, but with the green working hard in both.

and the view across the garden is unrecognisable now - it looks like something out of one of my glossy mags. Is it grasses in the planters either side?


Posted: 19/12/2015 at 09:12

Morning. And happy birthdays to Mr Dove and Mr Fidget

Marzipanned the cake yesterday, then out for a drinks and nibbles do with my Pilates class which was fun - seemed strange to see them in normal clothes and with both feet firmly on the ground.

Great to see our absent Panda has popped in between her partying

Today is a day for making lists .....what to do, what to grocery shop for, what to cook and when etc etc.   .......its beginning to look a lot like Christmas

and Mr C wants to get out there for a walk I think I will join him.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:28

Do you mean isotoma ?  I grow a lot of it as summer bedding, because the deer don't munch it.  However, because I have to use it such a lot it has become kind of a signature plant.  Here is this year's display


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:22

Thanks for your good wishes, and Merry Christmas to all the team

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 10:30

Wow, wow, wow Hollie ....what a transformation.  Inspirational

Suggestions for plants Deers don't like eating!

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:41

They leave Primulas and hellebores alone here (you can get some good reds in those)  and snowdrops are ok too.  We also have a lithodora (bright blue flowers) that is doing well and gives flowers for a long season, which might be good for a churchyard.


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 06:46

Hi Jo and Hosta


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 06:39

Morning all. Cheering thought for the day, for those in this hemisphere



Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:02

Morning Jo, Morning Dove

Early start today ....another Christmas do for me today, but a meeting to get through first.

Yesterday's lunch was good - my baby photo was guessed on the basis of the vintage of the picture.  The others are all mere youngsters, who had their early years captured in technicolour.

And good morning to those that follow

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 15/12/2015 at 13:42
Dyers - its a lovely way to top off a tree

Doogie - what a great way of doing it .. ... And I'm loving the pink flamingo . Daughter, by any chance

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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