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Posted: 16/02/2016 at 07:16

Morning Dove

Good luck Hosta Saw something yesterday that will gladden your heart ...a report on the latest version of the EU reform document:

A revised draft was leaked earlier this week. The most significant change being to the economic governance section, which now clarifies that there will still be a single rulebook for banks. Most of the other changes were minor, but pedants were glad to see a split infinitive fixed."


Posted: 16/02/2016 at 06:55

Brrrrrr.  Morning all. Freezy white out there .....but the good news is that its light enough to see how white it is.  And it was light when I left the office last night too. And the birds are tweeting madly out there (someone has to compensate for Stephen Fry's silence) me Sherlock, but I think Spring might be on its way 


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 21:57

Thanks Bob - looks like slugs are the culprits.  That would explain why it is more of a problem this winter, when there were few early frosts to stop them in their tracks

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:53

There were still plenty of drops to see at West Dean this weekend ....don't think you'll be too late for them.  Have a lovely time one and all


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:49

Morning Wish I was on half term, but sadly, work beckons  At least the roads will be quiet.

Sympathies to those having sleeping troubles - it rarely happens to me (for which I am very thankful) but when it does its pants

Feeling a bit creaky this morning .....weeding obviously uses muscles that don't normally get used

I had a moment of weaknesss at the garden centre...

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:52

No idea ...but very pretty


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:47


Just checked again, and still no action


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 19:45

Had a wonderful day gardening. Felt good to be out there at last. Lots of things emerging which made weeding a quite exciting experience (I don't get out much).

seeds sown too .....they have been going about 3 hours now, but when I checked 5 minutes ago there was no sign of germination yet. Thanks for the cephalaria warning Hosta, I will treat them with caution.  Saw them at a yellow book garden last summer and fell in love  - like scabious on speed

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:20

How beautiful Fairy - hope you were wrapped up warm

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:15

My first real gardening of 2016  Good to have mucky hands again

Cut back all my rudbeckia and trimmed other stuff in those beds.  Made a start on the weeding - chose the bit where my pulmonaria are, so that I can admire their lovely flowers without having to grind my teeth. Moved my tulip pots out of the way of marauding deer - lots of shoots showing.  And started off some seeds in a windowsill propagator.

Feeling very content.....I love gardening

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Have I got an orchid???

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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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