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Posted: 10/03/2014 at 19:28

Ooooh - so much going on.  Positive vibes go to KEF with her toe and back, Clari with her head and Dove's Ma - hope she has not hurt herself - and Stacey's lo. Glad you enjoyed your break punkdoc, and celebrated in style and with gusto.

Pond is looking great Dove - keep us posted as it develops ( I love watching a project!) . 3 arches will be perfect Mrs G - all that planting space - plus it pays to be bold. Lizzie - great progress from the first to the last pic - love jobs like that when you can really see what you've done.

Stacey - my big thalictrums are sprouting (Erin - about 6 ft tall), but no signs of my little ones yet (Hewitts double).  Too early to be worrying about no shows yet i think - it has been a weird winter, and different plants will react in different ways.

and where's Woody ?  Can't still be working out how to work is iThing.


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:56

Lizzie - said i would dig out pics of my Cecille Brunner at the old house - teamed with a montana clematis it put on quite a show.  Still waiting for something approaching this in our current garden - but a few years to go i fear ....



Posted: 10/03/2014 at 07:11

Clari - i think release - they eat aphids too, and i think the battle is lost anyway - it'll take more than a bit iof squishing to stop their advance


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 06:57

i thought i'd use this one for starters.  There is an RSPB one that is more extensive, but it costs £5 to download, so thought i'd see how i get on with these first few before i make the investment 


Posted: 10/03/2014 at 06:47

Great carvings Bill

Back to the grindstone here - but this is the week when i might start making it home before dark.  

Found a birdsong tinternet site last night - might try and teach myself one song at a time - currently can only recognise great tit - which the tutorial tells me is the easiest one.  But once upon a time i couldn't name plants - so progress is possible

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 23:01

I agree with Nut ????- 6 could be another hosta

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 22:54

Oh my!  Lots to go at !!

plant 1 - don't know

plant 2 - some sort of pink/dianthus

plant 3 - pulmonaria/lungwort

plant 4 - euphorbia, but don't know which type

plant 5 - some sort of hosta

plant 6 - don't know

plant 7 - some sort of hydrangea

plant 8 - possibly a geum (if i am being optimistic) - but more likely a creeping buttercup - not sure anyone would welcome it as a donation, as its more like a curse

Hope this helps



Posted: 09/03/2014 at 22:05

MrsG - result Look forward to following your project. 

Nut - our Roe deer were locking horns on the lawn earlier this week - ?but i thought babies had been made by now?  Bambis will be born next month??

Fidget - fantastic frogs (or are they toads?) - such patience to get shots like that.


Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:55

Blimey - i'm in for quite a night 

Choosing a clematis

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 20:54

Snap with Salino !  If Fairy is looking in, she has some gorgeous photos of EV from last summer ....

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