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Can you identify these viburnums for me?

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 07:00

The third one looks like another cultivar of viburnum bodnantense too.  "Dawn" is the one I know, which is quite pink (maybe even your first one) but there are other cultivars - I'd try Mr Google and his images to see if you get something similar

Hello Forkers January 2017 Edition

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 06:43

39 is melting weather  Don't envy you that Pat

Got a garden club talk tonight from our local galanthophile  I predict that snowdrops will feature heavily.  He normally brings plants for sale along too, and I can never quite resist.  Luckily his prices are capped at £3 a pot, so shouldn't break the bank

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 16:42

Try this one DD would notice I was there ......honest 

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 07:29

How was the scouts  Clari ??

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 06:56

Morning all 

Thinking of you DD - hope the doc appointment helps you find a way through.  Don't underestimate how much you have been/are going through - its a big deal, and we're all rooting for you.

Can't see outside yet, but the blast of air coming through the door feels icy - guessing we've had a frost❄️❄️❄️

Watched Sherlock last night - so mind spent ages trying to piece together all the bits I missed/misunderstood at the time, instead of sleeping like it should

Have a great trip LilyP. Customs at St P in September was reasonably painless, so fingers crossed you get a good day In Moscow.  So exciting to be seeing little one for the first time, and bigger ones too

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Posted: 09/01/2017 at 06:24

Morning  Tooooo early. Coal face beckons extra early this morning.  Gonna be a busy one - there was a flurry of emails/texts from sick people yesterday evening - think I might be in the office on my own  There seems to be a variety of lurgies going round

Dinner with the outlaws was good.

Has anyone else noticed that this has been a good year for viburnum bodnantense ?  Ours is the best it has ever been, and I keep noticing others that are a complete mass of pink, that I am sure I have never noticed before (unless I have wandered round with my eyes shut previous Januarys).

Hosta - yes, the very same Hammer Lane, although I am more familiar with the bit of it that pops up on the other side of the A3 and makes its way to Barford/Churt 

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Posted: 08/01/2017 at 08:44

Sorry you're having to move Fidget, but understand why.  Hope you find something with huge garden transformation potential soon.

Wow Lizzie, your Mum has an amazing story .....others are still in admiration today, even if it is one she didn't talk about herself.

a pottering sort of day for me this morning, then down to visit Dad in the hospital and then on to a festive dinner with the outlaws this evening (bit late, but there were calendar challenges)

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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 16:36

Afternoon - we've just been on an adventure . mrC fancied walking somewhere different so we drove over the border into Sussex and followed instructions downloaded from t'internet.  Really good going somewhere new - we passed a lake called Furnace Pond which was an ironworks in the 1600's before industrial revolution when the foundries all went north.  Ths one would have been waterpowered.  Fascinating .....and I now know why one of our local roads iscalled Hammer Lane

Mr C misread the crucial bit of the instructions, so the promised 5 miler turned out to be 9 - I now have aching tootsies

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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:47

Good to hear from you Hosta - hope 2nd hotel is good. Bit worrying about the 18th

Hope the PCDoctor can put Liri's pooter right .....hate it when that happens

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Posted: 07/01/2017 at 10:31

Morning all - just woken from 12 hours sleep - that is a marathon, even for me.  Returning to work has obviously taken its toll.

Loved Monty - felt the same surges of empathy and irritation as others (isn't it funny how we all react in the same way) but loved the end result of the pot garden.  Made me think of our Potty Gardener and the incredible patch she created

Today is a day for getting the deccies boxed and back in the loft (they are all down, just not packed away).  Think we might squeeze in a walk too, and must visit the GC for another sack of bird seed - they have eaten the lot

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