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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:29

Panda - I knew it was there - minus a few shoots

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 21:23

Great pics Max, Panda and Lily - i love seeing photos of people's gardens  Great source of ideas for my own  - plus i can visualise my forum friends in their natural habitat 

Camera Corner

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:46

Wow - love that sunrise!


Posted: 17/03/2014 at 06:43

Morning all - work beckons.  OH has the day off, which makes getting going even harder!  Stacey - i am still waiting for some of my thalictrum and astrantias to show - but not given up hope yet!

What a wonderful weekend it was - Lily, alli - hope your aching backs are better this morning.  the newest of my hellebores did a bit of wilting in yesterday's heat - but a bucket of water and a good nights rest and they are standing tall again.  (don't know why that made me think of aching backs)

dove - what news of the pond?  And Tracey - dare i mention GH??


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 21:03

Thats ok - he's got big musckles  Can't see me trimming many hedges, on account of my mrs pepperpot stature


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 20:52

Thanks Fairy, Lily, - will pass info on.  OH relies on "chick's chat" as much as i do

first seeds sown ...

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:56

Sounds perfect djjj - i always use a west facing sill - south is too strong for little seedlings.  I keep the vents closed til they have germinated, then have them cracked open for a couple of days, then remove altogether.  Keep an eye on them though - once the lids are off they can dry out really quickly 


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:52

A-ha - the Dove is safe ......


Posted: 16/03/2014 at 19:51

Madam Alfred carriere is lovely lily - some of the honeysuckles have lovely cream flowers too - you could do a combo.

Fairy - had Duchess de N in last garden - beautiful, and lovely smell too.  

Verdun - oh is looking at petrol hedgetrimmers - how long do yours last before needing a recharge ?  And would they be strong enough for beech hedges ?

Where's Dove ?  Either hole went as far as Oz and they are having a quick visit, or maybe her and OH are stuck in said hole without a ladder.  How long do we leave it before alerting search and rescue ??

Thanks to Folks on the Forum

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:58

So pretty

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