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Posted: 06/01/2015 at 06:47

Morning  If peeps were meant to get up this early in the morning, why haven't we got night vision.  

first day back was ok - only 4 more til the weekend

Our decs come down tonight - we count Jan 6th as twelfth night (debate rages, but it was what my Mum did, and thats good enough for me) - then it will feel really bare here too.

however, have just booked tickets for Chelsea, and for a garden festival with a friend in April which has a few good speakers..... So roll on spring 

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:01

I'm with bee witched with a vote for electioneering to get put in the room - it should be banned until a fortnight before polling day..... Not sure I can take another 4 months of this twaddle


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:58

my sympathies DD - I am always like a cat on a hot tin roof when my chicklets go away too.  I'm sure he will have a great time, but that doesn't make it easier until he's back home again

plum tree or pear tree?!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:42

I would say plums are easier too - we have a couple of each and the plums have definitely taken off quicker.  We get loads of fruit from our Victoria.  However, the small number of pears we have had are a special treat straight from the tree


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:38

Morning Dove  Builder chaos .... Aaahggg

Well this time of morning is a shock to the system.  Holidays over, back to the grindstone.  But it was a lovely holiday onwards and upwards.

better go see if I can find where I put my heels/id pass/brain ..... 


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:46

And misty views


Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:43

Very pretty, feathery foliage (which the deer don't eat) - i have mine growing in a pot and it is making a very shapely mound.  Will pop out when its light and get you a photo.

oh dear, just realised that the next time I will be home in the light is next Saturday depressing s that

Mahonia soft caress

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:29

I've got it too - growing nicely and produced 3 flower spikes in its first summer (deer ate them all).  Have now moved it, and am hoping for more spikes this year.

Removing a branch from a six foot high Magnolia

Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:26

I was told to wait til after the flowering was over, however OH overruled me as he said it would be easier without leaves in the way (our problem branch was rubbing against a telegraph wire, so it was a tall ladder job).  We did it in Jan last year, and didn't notice any ill effects.  So, i think you pays your money and takes your choice


Posted: 04/01/2015 at 17:10

There's a new Allotment Challenge going SL - but with singles, not pairs this time.  Picked up a few tips on potato growing (not that we have plans to show them - but eating is good).

just back from a 10 mile yomp - Chicklet dropped us off on her way to work and we walked back home - lakes, woodland, orchards, mini peaks, a golf course (luckily empty, so no cries of "four") and bucketfuls of fresh air.

Discussions started by chicky

How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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