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Posted: 08/01/2014 at 09:03
KEF - i've just been thinking the same - which bits of my garden can i get at to tidy up, without treading on the soil. Think i have some i can tackle this weekend - provided the rain holds off

Narcissus starting to grow

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:48

Ones in the grass verge at work are already showing buds - although not open yet.

You know you are getting old when...

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:46

KEF wrote (see)

When you look in the mirror and your Mum looks back at you


Happens all the time to me - have even been known to have a quick chat whilst she is there


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 22:34

Fidget - what tough times for you and the family - be strong

Raining again here - will it ever stop? Treeman came today to take tops out of the dodgy trees, but it was too windy for him to do it safely, so we now have to wait again.  He has assured us that if it falls of its own accord it will be on the grass rather than the neighbours house, so feel a bit more reassured.  And no more gales forecast for the next couple of days.  But will still be happier when it is all sorted - now booked for next Friday.

looking forward to starting my seeds off - but will wait til mid Feb, and then start colonising the windowsills.

Cleome - garden revival

Posted: 07/01/2014 at 06:29

They are on my list to try this year - i will watch out for the spikes

Ray of Hope

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 22:47

My hellebores have big fat flower buds full of promise, and my daphne is just a fraction away from flowering 


Posted: 06/01/2014 at 06:27

Think i might have to find a biscuit for breakfast - no dunking here.  A childhood of loose leaf tea and a none too efficient tea strainer has left me with a phobia of bits in the bottom of a cup.  To this day i can never drain a tea cup, always have to leave a finger's worth in the bottom.

lovely way to start a working year - rain, winds, flooded roads and, no doubt, traffic chaos.  Once more unto the breach dear friends ...


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 17:05

All naked here too 

Back to the loft for another year...... Did i ever mention how much i love Christmas ???

Bird feeders

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 12:06

We lose our goldfinches in the winter, and only see them in summer - not sure why?


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 12:04

Me neither ... At 21 that is a very cruel twist of fate

Discussions started by chicky

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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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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