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Posted: 30/01/2016 at 08:58

Morning all

Ouch Panda - hope you are not feeling too sore this morning.  And glad to hear you are feeling much better DD.

Having a cuppa in bed, before I get up and count the birds in my garden.  Then out for a walk somewhere.

All this talk of paperwork is making me feel guilty - our "admin" draw won't shut any more coz its too full.  I hate sorting it out, but probably should whilst gardening is not distracting me.  Or maybe I should find a second "admin" drawer and start all over again.  Or put it all in a big box marked 2014/15 and leave it unsorted


Posted: 29/01/2016 at 06:57

Hope you have an uneventful journey home Hosta .....with no unscheduled island visits this time.  Glass of vino to celebrate the end of this trip sounds appropriate

Can hear the wind has got up again - sounds wild out there

But on the brighter side .....Hurrah, its nearly the weekend,and traffic is always light on a Friday morning.  

Feeling a bit discombobulated without my avatar ..... I've already forgotten what I look like.  Good luck to the mods getting them all back


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 17:57

Glad you had such a lovely day Dove - nice to make it special

Pilates for me this evening, then another dose of Winterwatch, which I am enjoying muchly

Beautiful day here today day - lots of my new daffs are emerging (most of the established ones are very nearly in flower.  Some of my more woodlandy snowdrops have been slug munched.  Guess the weather hasn't been cold enough to keep them at bay.

and a lovely flock of long tailed tits came visiting they don't show up this weekend though 

And just in case the gremlins are about to nick our smilies, here are some random ones, just because I can

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 17:45

Lovely to see how the garden took shape Lizzie. And amazing how quickly you first transformed it ..... it came a long way in just three years


Posted: 28/01/2016 at 06:57

Morning all

We are promised a sunny day at last.  I am at home today, so hoping to find a minute for a garden wander to see what's growing.  Had a muntjac deer at the back door last night - new one for us, as we have only ever seen roe before.  Bit concerned, as they are reported to be a bit aggresive.  Hope I don't corner one by mistake.

Welcome back Pdoc - glad you had a good time.  Loved it that you found fellow gardeners on your travels

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 06:49

 Happy Birthday to Dove,

Happy Birthday to Dove,

Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday,

Happy Birthday to Dove


Have a lovely, lovely day


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:08

However - pleased to see that tomorrow's forecast is for wall to wall sunshine ......someone up there must know that its a special day


Posted: 27/01/2016 at 07:01

I've emerged .....but wish I was still there.  Wind is howling, rain is lashing and owls are hooting out there.  And any minute now I'll have to go and join them.  Hope everyone has kept safe and dry overnight, and gets through whatever today has to throw at us too

Sweet Peas

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:59

I don't soak ....never organised enough to plan a whole 24 hours in advance.  But my collection of loo roll innards is beginning to overflow, which tells me that sowing time must be getting very close

My Trip To Australia

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 21:55

Wonderful pics Hefty - looks like you had a fantastic trip

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More gardening TV

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