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Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:59

Take it easy Stacey - rushing round at 100mph can't be good for a headache.  Didn't realise it was crocus open day this weekend ..... Might have to consult my diary .....

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:42

I'm sure he is looking on and smiling pdoc

Fairy - i know you have Constance - it was you that gave me the idea.  And whilst i was on the Taylors website some others caught my eye


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:44

Oh Dove, how very very sad for you.  ((Hugs)). 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:40

Hope Mum is home soon V.

Just been for GH patrol and mice have invaded my cold frame, and nipped 2 clematis at the base of their stems.  Hoping they will have enough of a rootball to resprout.  Really cross

But only 2 more workdays and then i'm on holiday - so that puts a  back on.

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:35

I have quite a lot of sentimental ones too - ones with special names, or ones given by people who are not with us any more.

I often hear/read "true" garden designers say there is no room for sentimentality in a garden - if a plant doesn't "fit" then uproot it regardless.  Well they better not come anywhere near my garden, as the special associations are what gives it the character and meaning.

in actual fact, i am waiting delivery of 3 clematis on Friday - Constance, Mary Rose and Natascha ...... And they weren't picked for their flowers alone (although luckily they are very pretty too)


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:56
Lol Tracey - it is Fairy that lives north of the border . Don't often post at work (although do occasionally lurk) - but the prospect of getting my passport and travellers cheques out next time i wanted to visit Kings Lynn was too much to bear in silence ....


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 13:47
OMG - is Norfolk having a referendum too


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:42

Dove is probably trying to work out which pair of shoes to wear - now that she has ambitions to be the Posh Spice of the gardening world.  Next thing we know she'll be wearing her zips inside out ......


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 07:21

Morning Lily - hope you have another good work day

TV gardening programmes

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 06:51

Thanks Lyn - when is that on?

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Anyone know a good one? 
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