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Posted: 22/10/2014 at 06:50

Morning peeps.  Hope all have stayed safe in the gales.

Holidays over, salt to be mined....but i shall be grafting with a spring in my step.  And only 3 days til the weekend.  

What's the best book you've EVER read ?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:21

Toast is brilliant - the toblerone description made me laugh til I cried

Time Travellers Wife - started reading it being slightly irritated by such a ridiculous concept - ended it by blubbing on a train because they all seemed so real, and it was all so tragic.

i think the common theme is my propensity to weep


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 22:14

LPilly - you could buy them, but think they are now all sold - which means £millions raised for forces charities.  Here is another pic - sun not out this time, but more of an impression of how many there are


Monty don new series

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:13

Have seen both programmes so far, and am LOVING it .  So inspiring to see people doing things themselves (don't like the makeover programmes when an army of strangers come in and take over) - and great to see Monty rolling his sleeves up .... he comes across as such a genuine guy - not "star" like at all.

And loved both of tonights outcomes .....roses and wildlife ponds .....priceless (well ££££'s actually, but you know what I mean).


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:05

I don't remember Aberfan, but my Mum often talked about it.  It happened on my 2nd birthday, and we lived just down the road in Newport.  Such a contrast between happiness at home and tragedy so close outside.  I think me and my sister got extra special hugs that night.


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:00

Had a wonderful day at the Tower - thank you to Lily - without your pictures earlier I never would have thought to go.

 Very moving - so many individual flowers - so many sons, brothers, lovers.

Also couldn't help wondering what it must feel like to be an artist with an idea THAT big, and then to actually see it materialise before your eyes - must be quite a feeling.

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:36

Thanks to all of you for such lovely birthday wishes.  Have had a completely wonderful few days .....about to be rounded off by chocolate cake

Was delighted that they treated me to a 21 gun salute at the Tower of London today.  Most in the crowd believed it was in honour of the visiting President of Singapore .....but we knew different.

And belated happy birthday to Fairy too - us October girls must stick together - the combined candles will rival the bonfires of November



Posted: 21/10/2014 at 08:56
Welcome Woody . You're in the door

We are off to see the poppies at the tower - hope they haven't been blown away !

And today I am 50 !


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 14:05
Cyclists get to eat cake at lunchtime

Gives them energy to get back home again ....

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:13

Colours on this rhus seemed too bright to be real

 And part of our industrial heritage - a pulley system to get gravel from the quarry to the barges ..... and off to market


Discussions started by chicky

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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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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