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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


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 11:41

Morning.  I too have a Bernard Panda (only mine doesn't have a name, poor thing) - so I can do the giggly smiley thing too.  Will get up in a minute though, I have flowers to count.

but first.....another cuppa


Posted: 01/01/2015 at 00:36
HnY to all - loved those fireworks. And welcome back SL - we've missed you !!

Plum tree problem

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 21:16
Classic silverleaf advice is to prune in midsummer - but like Dove, I would not think it applies to a wound that is below soil level. Maybe google silverleaf to find out a bit more ?


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 21:10
Stacey - so good to hear from you and such great great news !

Am currently sat in an Ascot carpark waiting to do the second leg of tonights taxi duties (just you wait til LO is a teen) - am sorely tempted to start cruising the streets to see if I can spot a polytunnel in a front garden anywhere

Wishing you (and indeed everyone) a happy, healthy and tongue numbing 2015


Posted: 31/12/2014 at 17:05

Wow David - what a globetrotter Enjoy Berlin tonight and the beach thereafter

Just downloaded aload of GQT podcasts to keep me happy on my travels this evening.  Have a feeling I might be counting flowers in the rain tomorrow - another confirmation for the chicklets that their mother is ever so slightly dotty

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