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Posted: 07/09/2015 at 07:05

Morning Snoodle, Evening Pat

first day at a new school/college for littlest chicklet this morning.  Keeping fingers crossed she settles in quickly.  New routine, involving trains to get there, so my first task is to deposit her at a station - then its over to her

after that, a trip to Wisley is planned (got a day off).  Yesterday's water gardens were lovely - will post pics on appropriate thread later.  A few new buddlejas followed us home ......including this beauty


It's my birthday

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 06:58

 Hope you have a great day Verd


Posted: 06/09/2015 at 09:20

Morning all, and a big welcome to Gertie and Gummer

I know Beauly,Fairy (but only because it is one end of a new, and highly fought over, high voltage, electricity transmission line ....I really should get out more).  Hope squirrel nutkin appears for you.

We are taking my uncle to the Leckford water gardens today - only open on the first Sunday of the month, so we have timed it perfectly.  Will take some pics.  Have been before and it is lovely - part of the John Lewis estate, near Stockbridge.  Nice cafe and plant centre too

Hope everyone else has a sunny Sunday .....its glorious here  (at last)



Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:43

Welcome back Panda - and well done too. What lovely news at last

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 21:40

Berghill - enjoyed my stroll round your garden as much as usual.  Your rowans are beautiful Especially liked the pink berried one

Show Time!

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 19:40

Congratulations Tootles. What a lot of work you put into it.  Hope you are enjoying your well earned bubbles

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 15:53

Hate jelly too plus always felt sorry for the poor blancmange bunny when he was decapitated sensitive soul, moi.

Glad you have lovely birthdays now RB

Gorgeous shed and new beds Beau - some lovely plants in there.  Is the wavy pink one a scabious?  Keep meaning to tell you, your sedums are going from strength to strength - have taken cuttings and now have quite a big patch of them

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 05/09/2015 at 10:37

Lovely flower pics RB and Lesley.  Your borders are to die for Lyn - you must be so pleased

Big fan of that scabious here too.  Could I put my name on the waiting list for any spare seeds please


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


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Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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