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Posted: 23/05/2015 at 10:02

Morning all Wondered whether the Big Weekend would affect you much Dove Think wine in the garden whilst listening to the warbles of Olly Murs waft over the fence is the way to go.  It'll be over by 11 .....this is the BBC.

looking forward to a long weekend.  Few jobs to do in the garden today, and then Sun/Mon is our village open gardens.  Will be visiting on Sunday,and helping to sell tickets on Monday

Glad your geums are doing well OL - i have a load from the offer a couple of years ago which are putting on a spectacular show

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 23:31

 The writers retreat

Mr Beardshaw does it again

 Love Auriculas

 All in all a great show

Chelsea pictures 2015

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 23:25

Here are my favourite pics from Chelsea

 This sculpture of the airman was amazing

 The australian one

 Matthew Wilsons was lovely


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 23:05
Exam season stressful - but halfway thru for littlest Chicklet tomorrow - woop woop

Seem to be going ok for now. Chicklet has A levels in a couple of weeks too - so house is more than slightly on edge. Mr chicky is considering moving out til its all over - too much female drama for his straightforward brain to cope with. He is getting up extra early every exam morning to provide hot bacon butties as brain food
Hope yours are going well - be strong tomorrow ((hugs))


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:51
Congrats on your woodpecker OL - lovely birds - look so exotic somehow

On a train home from Chelsea .... Wonderful day Chris Beardshaw garden definitely my favourite (gorgeous colours and plants) with the Australian one, the writers retreat and Matthew Wilsons close behind. Meh to a few of the others. Biggest Wow moment of the day was for the sculpture of the airman in the resistance garden - totally surreal.

Plant marquee was spectacular - clematis, irises, peaonies and roses provided additions to my wishlist.

Will post pics at the weekend.

I waved .....did you see me


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:54

Morning All

Day off today for my Chelsea visit ....and the sun is shining ......soooooo excited

Panda - I had definitely heard 5pm on Monday for the train strike (that way they can make sure 24 hours catches a working day too) so although I have fingers crossed i think you and your companions will be just fine.

hope second garden visit goes well Lizzie - you're an old hand now

Great shed news Dove And womble creations sounding exciting too  Off to google Arabella now ......


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 06:22

Morning all.  No tinternet here yesterday, so playing catch up.

((hugs)) Clari, and good luck with sorting out a BSL course.  Really good idea to get others at the museum involved too.

So glad your open day went well Lizzie ....I knew they'd love it Safe journey, Matty.

i'd start with just the one GH Ggirl steps and all that

Loving the chelsea coverage ....really looking forward to Thursday now.

Gotta dash ....exam this morning .....daren't be late.....not a good idea to add any more stress to the boiling pot


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:26

Oooo big changes Hosta.  Hope it all works out ....salad is good for this time of year


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:24

Can't even stomach the smell of Pernod after an overindulgence 30 years ago that will stay with me forever

My bracken bashing was a success - OH bought an old fashioned scythe last year, so I had a few Poldark moments, swishing said scythe back and forwards.  Got the job done in record time .... the old ways are sometimes best

Then got everything I needed to planted, a bit more weeding, and the last of my seedlings in pots.  They'll be a few more weeks before they are ready for the garden, but they are now motoring away.

what a lovely weekend.  Back to work and exams tomorrow.  But first, abit of Beechgrove and Chelsea.

Back on Nanna duties already Yvie've only just got home.  You really are a gem.  Never mind the gears MrsG - just concentrate on how to work the brakes


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:42

Enjoy your day at Lizzies DD - just seen your cupcakes on the other thread - would it be ok to have one for breakfast

Another day in the garden planned - some more potting on and then a bracken bashing session in the meadow.  You can certainly notice the difference in the bit I tackled last year, so worth persevering.  My yellow rattle is going crazy too.....happy days

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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Anyone know a good one? 
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