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Posted: 05/09/2015 at 09:11

Had an impromptu trip up to London yesterday evening.  OH had taken the Chicklets up for the day - museum visiting - so I suddenly decided to down tools late afternoon and met them for the evening. fun times.  We wandered round Chinatown and Covent Garden, and finished up with a Wagamamas in Leicester Square.  Ended up being back quite late now I must whizz around like a whirling dervish preparing guest room etc ...,.DD is so much better at these things than me

Bon voyage to Fairy and Lizzie .......have a lovely time both


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:25

LilyP - foxgloves are Pam's split.  I have grown some from seed myself too.  Had a great display this year (slightly by chance) so am trying to recreate it for next year


Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:17

I am very tempted. Have provisionally booked the day off work, but we could be pretty busy round that time, so might not be able to take it.  Fingers crossed and I'll be there


Posted: 04/09/2015 at 08:07

Morning all - slightly later start this morning ......but only one more day of graft, and then its the weekend.  Have my uncle coming to stay ......he's a big gardener, so Wisley will feature somewhere

Have a wonderful holiday with your girls Fairy - hope the weather is kind to you, and (more importantly) you have lots of giggles.

just had an arrival of plant plugs (block your ears Verdun, I know you disapprove) - some agastache and some foxgloves will all need potting up today - hope they will make good strong plants for next year.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/09/2015 at 07:57

Great pictures Lyn - that crocosmia is a beautiful colour


Posted: 03/09/2015 at 06:57

Morning all. Hope you have sent hiker off with his rucksack, and have managed to sneak back to bed DD

Sending ((hugs)) for Yvie and her family - hope you all start recovering soon, OH gets a date and they start taking some proper care of Mum().

Lizzie - hope the antibiotics work their magic, and DavidK - always plenty of room in this canteen of cutlery

Would love a Kew trip if there was enough notice to get a day off work booked in.  Count me in.


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 06:57

Enjoy the big Smoke Dove - looks like the sun might shine for you.  Have you got plans??


Posted: 02/09/2015 at 06:41


enjoy Aarhus Fidget. If he ever needs a third laptop carrier then I'd like to apply for the job.


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 20:07

Old Speckled Hen is famous for its carb content .... Suggest you add a couple more to tonights menu.  You'll need something to sip whilst watching all those shoes.

Thanks all for watching my back this morning - the prospect of Bushman certainly kept the natives at bay.  Conversation was had, and I didn't even raise my voice.  Not enough to undo damage done, but maybe enough to stop it happening again. Some people have the emotional intelligence of a teaspoon.

lovely horses Lizzie - so nice to have them as friends even if they are no longer ridden ....very intelligent creatures with personalities all of their own.

Sorry to hear about DD's family nastiness .....their loss I'm afraid.  i'm sure Charlie won't miss a tetchy uncle and aunt when he has a lovely family all of his own.

and hope ortho has some solutions for you soon Hosta - at least with a diagnosis they have a chance of coming up with a plan.

glad Runny is slowly getting back to normal ......shingles - horrible - never want that again

Gotta go ....we have a family evening watching Nemo planned. Love Dory


Posted: 01/09/2015 at 07:14

Thanks guys ....cover me, I'm going in

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