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Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:56

Lizzie - the new guinea BL's are still fungus free (and v beautiful) so its fine for you to keep your name just as it is



Posted: 02/01/2015 at 17:35

Got GBGR on record thanks Panda - there is an Alan T one on back gardens the same evening a bit later I think.  Also Allotment Challenge starts tonight much gardening TV

Just been out there weeding and clearing leaves -  all my snowdrops are showing and all my hellebores have big fat buds......oh, the anticipation.  OH helped me plant two grasses that Santa brought me, and I planted the last of the yellow rattle seed using the new rake (Santa too ).

And we moved Mr Chicky's christmas pressie into place by the GH, ready for lettuce growing:

 So all in all a good days work (and I have just written all about it in my diary - see NY resolution thread)

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:21

Thats what I meant Dove - said my spelling was suspect


Posted: 02/01/2015 at 10:02


Today is a gardening day.  Plan to remove a few leaves from borders, dig up and bin diseased box (thanks for all the suggestions btw, i have made a note in case it ever comes to the need for a wholesale replacement) and maybe a bit of weeding.

Finished the chatto/lloyd letters last night (worth a read) - now onto MD and his French journey - first two chapters are promising, even though not a single mention of a garden yet.

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:56

Aha !  That would explain why my heli-wotsits never flower - thought maybe I was doing something wrong

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 02/01/2015 at 09:40

Panda - i think KEF was right with her H for your first pic - the leaves look like a Helisynchrum (?spelling?) - but I have never had flowers on mine, so they might be coming from something else


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 18:31

Flynn has the cutest face. Soooo sweet.

hadn't thought about holly Stacey ..... That might just work

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 18:27

Love your garden Wintersong - looks amazing with that path down.  And beautiful hellebore DD - mine are many weeks off flowering yet


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 16:45

Are you using a phone Stacey?  I have never been able to do icons or post pics from my phone - have to use my tablet for that.  The tech team knows its a problem, so maybe a fix is around the corner.

if you know the symbols (eg semicolon, close bracket for a winking smilie) then you can type them in "longhand" and they come out as smilies when you submit the post.  As yet, I have not worked out what weird combination of symbols produces a smiley in a party hat though

Bad news here- just discovered one of my box balls has been decimated by blight. Which means that the others are probably living on borrowed time.  This is a double shame as I use box alot, as deer don't eat it, and can't think of many alternatives that they will leave alone (they nibble yew).

NYD flower count 2015

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:36

Here's mine - got cold fingers, so typing will be a bit hit and miss ......

sarcococca, primroses (lots), witch hazel pallida, fatsia, winter honeysuckle, kerria,vinca, daphne JP, cyclamen coum, heather (lots), viburnum dawn,rudbeckia (one flower left over from summer, but its still yellow, so think it counts), rosemary, stinking hellebores (no orientalis yet, though lots of buds), japanese quince, and a very brave kaffir lily

Think that makes 16 -so nowhere near the Nut count, but not too shabby

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