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Posted: 25/12/2013 at 09:35

Merry Christmas all   Think the big man might have paid us a visit!! Hope you all have a lovely day


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 21:46

Couldn't resist a quick sneaky peak at the forkers thread

Everything now done, feet up with glass of white in candle lit room.  Both Dads snoozing on the sofa, OH winding the chicklets up ( in a good way).  No damage here from the storms - few branches down, but they didn't fall on anything.

so, once again, a very merry christmas to you all   


(PS can't remember who asked, but i always peel my spuds, sprouts and swede on Christmas Eve, and leave them in a cold room covered in water - means there is nothing to do but cook them on the big day)


PPS hope the rain held off for Archie's outside Christmas Eve party - it sounded so good we are planning our own on NYeve!!


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 19:43

House clean, bathrooms done, cake iced, biscuits made .... Feeling very smug

Wrapping-fest and pudding making tomorrow .... Its all coming together  Spent the day singing along to christmas songs ( old and new - love them all).  Now sipping a glass of white whilst listening to carols from kings.

guests start turning up tomorrow - so i will say a very, very merry christmas to all my forker friends - enjoy, one and all 


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:46

Have a great time Panda.  Fairy, those biscuits are works of art!  What a talented girl


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 09:20

Had a lovely afternoon and evening in London yesterday - Christmas market on the South Bank, lights on Oxford and Regent sts, tree and carols inTrafalgar Square and then a fantastic curry.  Somehow didn't notice the lashing rain and howling winds


Today it is HW, ice cake and make biscuity treats ...... Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas .....


Posted: 21/12/2013 at 14:01
If you mean the Montana sort, then i think after flowering ( about May) is best

winter solstice 2013 Saturday, December 21

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 09:23

Well, today is the day ....

i can feel those days getting longer already ......


Posted: 21/12/2013 at 09:09

Morning all, and lovely to see Fairy back.  Work now finished ti Jan ( well the paid variety - the other stuff now starts with avengeance). Got my lists done, so feel much more prepared now.  Today we have a family trip to London ( a propos of nothing) which should be fun.  OH fancies seeking out a curry in the East End .... I will just go with the flow!  He is at SM at the moment, so baking can start tomorrow.  Might need to pop in here for hints and tips, since you all seem to be such good cooks as well as gardeners!!

Gardeners' World Live 2014

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:14

I would google the NEC postcode, then you can search within a 5 or 10 mile radius


Posted: 19/12/2013 at 22:01

Oh what Stacey ?? Never like to see the crying face

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Shrub id

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Wildflower id

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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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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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