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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:41

Have a lovely time Dove - many congratulations to them (66 years ..... Wow), and happy birthday to Pa - may he have all the (ice cream) cake he desires.

hard frost here - looks like it has been snowing, but it hasn't.  Might have known - when i went out at 8 last night the stars (particularly Orion) were blazing in the sky - so knew we were in for a cold one.  Need to go wake a chicklet - hoping she is on the mend

Camera Corner

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 22:56

Wonderful, David - i shall go to sleep dreaming of a blue haze ....

Can anyone help ID these plants please?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:10

We have a cotoneaster with berries like that.  Used to think it was a boring shrub until i realised that it spends April-june absolutely covered in bees - literally swarming.  It hums louder than our washing machine on its spin cycle.  So now i am a fan!


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:00

Home earlier than usual - a sick chicklet needed a fevered brow mopping (well, more to the point, needed hugs from her Mum) - think she is now on the mend.

Sorry if i offended this morning - Dove was right that i was moaning about workers who are supposed to have the weekend off, but choose to work - and then expect others to do the same.  Had just had a sneaky peek at my work Blackberry, and was having to formulate my excuses ......."but i had snowdrops to plant" just wasn't going to cut it 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 17:53

Tracey - you've been working hard - looks great  Where does the new GH go?  Look forward to seeing it "through the seasons".

lovely crocuses Ann - love the way they transform when the sun hits them


Posted: 03/03/2014 at 06:41

MrsG know the feeling.  However great weekend, in my case, and great hols, in your case - so can go back with a spring in our step  and feel slightly sorry for all those colleagues who seem to spend all weekend firing off emails when they should be out living their lives (or at least looking for one).  


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:30

In that case make sure you deliver champagne on ice 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:29

How beautiful - looks like they have been there for ever 


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:26

Will they stay fidget??

your snowdrops are still looking lovely too 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 20:57

Not a photographer - but have been intrigued by the "black background" photos on here.  Last night I noticed how pretty the catkins were in the glow of our lamppost - so here goes ....

 Its a bit dark when small, but better when enlarged

Discussions started by chicky

Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

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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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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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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