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Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:14

Forgot to say - dippy eggs and soldiers here too - and everyone has to draw a face on theirs before they tuck in of my Mum's many traditions

Happy Easter

Posted: 05/04/2015 at 10:02

Wishing all a lovely holiday



Posted: 05/04/2015 at 09:58

Happy Easter to you all

Mr Chicky has just volunteered to be the Easter Bunny this year, so I get another cuppa in bed

Thanks for the hugs re my back.  I'm not entirely sure how I did it, but suspect it involved using a full watering can with an outstretched arm ...pretty dumb.  It is much better now than it was midweek - so hopefully on the mend.  Family day at my sisters today, so another day for it to recover.  Hoping to get a walk in on the South Downs (doesn't hurt whilst walking, only when I am bending down).

your place sounds amazing Hosta must have loads of plans.  Feeling the need for pics


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:52

Can't delegate Lesley ....they'd do it all wrong.  Have a combination of control freakery and a huge dollop of pedantry when it comes to the garden

Hosta - sounds like paradise.  Do the tunnels provide plants that eventually go in the garden (apart from the 100, about to become 200+, hostas)?  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:43

Beautiful Cherry TC - still waiting for ours to flower this year.  Great pasque flowers too Berghill - so silky

Kitty - wonderful Forsythia ....but i think kitty has stolen the show in that photo


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 20:04

Love that Panda ....and you got it straight too

More muck collected, but not alot else.  Have pulled something in my back and the family keep yelling at me if I'm not sitting down.  But there are things that need doing out there, and I am not very good at sitting

Hosta - what are you growing in your polytunnels?  Yvie - new clems sound great.  Might aswell enjoy other peoples efforts whilst mine are being curtailed

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 11:19

Beautiful David  Fingers crossed the frosts stay away for a few nights.  I havea big Magnolia about to burst into flower, soI will be holding my breath for the next few weeks too


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 09:52


Very dark and dank here, but not actually raining.  Have a trip to town to make first, and then plan to cut back my penstemmon and hydrangeas, and anything else still standing out there that I missed the first time round.

thoughts are with the workers

 All my cosmos seeds are up ....7 days from sowing


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 09:39

Tesni - snap


Posted: 04/04/2015 at 09:38

It is on tomorrow, 7.30 am.  However it is no longer on back to back with the repeat of GW - there is an hour of Countryfile in the middle.

got my record button set .....looking forward to 2 regular gardenig shows each week

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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