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Posted: 16/08/2015 at 09:35
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

I took some croissants and Danish pastries out of the freezer last night to bake for brekkie this morning - they're nicely risen but I won't put them in the oven just yet 'cos OH is still sound asleep.  You'll just have to make do with coffee for now ...


Back to the frozen croissants ...... we have never used them here.  There is a farm shop attached to the GC where littlest chicklet has just started working, and everything goes through the same tills.  On week 2 a lady came through with a bag of frozen croissants with no price tag ......littlest chicklet radioed through to find out the price of dog chews. Luckily, the customer had a sense of humour

Is this the place to say hello?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:28

Welcome LG. thanks for sharing your garden journey with us - good luck with your project.  Take lots of photos along the way - looking back is a great way of reminding yourself just how much progress you have made


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 22:31

Agapanthus dislike winter wet more than they dislike cold.  They also flower better when their roots are a bit congested.  So for that reason I keep mine in pots and put them in a cold GH for the winter - which keeps them dry too.  I normally take them in about November, leave them alone til March, when i start to water them again, and then put them back outside in April.  By then I need the GH space for other things.  Hope that helps

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:35

Late to the party (story of my life) - but I think the holly looks really classy

Can you identify?

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 21:30

I was going to say toadflax, but have googled and linaria is the same thing. Very pretty

Highclere Castle

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 08:24

Thanks Beaus Mum - we are very proud of her


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 08:21

Morning all

my turn for mane taming this morning.  Might get into the garden and out on the bike this afternoon, now that the monsoon seems to have subsided

growing figs advice needed please

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:52

I think they fruit better when their roots are constrained - we were advised to plant ours (another Brown Turkey) in a hole lined with concrete slabs.  Its been in a couple of years and we have fruit for the first time this year - although whether they get big or ripen has yet to be seen

Highclere Castle

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:04

And here are mine in a border - 2 plants in each clump


Highclere Castle

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:00

It looked like a hydrangea Annabelle to me.

here is a photo of some from Wisley last weekend - they are pretty spectacular, and dead easy to grow (I've got some)


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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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