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Latest posts by chicky

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 11:19

Thanks Bex - will definitely give them a try 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:55

Unlikely i will be able to make it - but i do have some Norfolk visiting to do soon, so am posting to keep this in my "followed" threads 


Posted: 12/01/2014 at 10:40

Morning all - pretty icy here too.  Got back to the station at gone midnight last night and our car was frozen solid - couldn't even get the boot open.  The frost must have come down very quickly on an already very wet landscape.  BTW Richard II was superb, and DT was amazing - complete with flowing ginger locks !!

Leaving my garden

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 14:48
Hi hollie - hope BT get you sorted quickly -looking forward to following the progress in your new piece of paradise


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 10:01

Tried some snowdrops, but they really weren't happy there - after a couple of years i dug them up and rehoused them.

but cyclamen coum is a great idea - i have some clumps that are spreading elsewhere - i shall move a few and see what happens


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:50

Here is our stumpery - all the ferns, hostas and foxgloves are asleep!


Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:17

They look fantastic Bex !  Can you remember what type they were and where you got the seeds?  

I have started to do some research and found references to the "sparkler" and "queen"  series, but not sure which is best to try for a first timer.  Also whether i need to put in an online order with a specialist seed company, or whether i will find them in garden centres ?

Lawn revival got me thinking

Posted: 11/01/2014 at 09:09

Can't help you with info on lawncare companies.  We just keep mowing ours, and as long as what is growing in it is green then don't worry too much


Posted: 11/01/2014 at 08:49

Off to London today to see Richard II.  Its my favourite Shakespeare (because i studied it at school), and David Tennant plays the lead role.  Its had rave reviews, so i am hoping it will be good.

Before that i will find time to wander round the garden in the daylight ( a rare treat at the moment) just to see whats growing !

You Know You Enjoy Your Garden When...

Posted: 10/01/2014 at 20:13

...... when you see every weekend invitation (however tempting) as intruding into your garden time.  

My definition of a perfect weekend is to arrive home on a Friday evening, and not to have to find my car keys til Monday morning .... Unless its for a trip to the garden centre

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