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Posted: 16/02/2014 at 17:50

Well I also feel like i have had my first proper gardening day this year - brambles banished, new snowdrops planted and slug pellets scattered for valentines day.  Oh, and group3 clematis all snipped too.  Plus lots of exclaiming and excited squeaking when new shoots were spotted.  Here are the best bits

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Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 10:09

I have June - she is lovely !  Have used bowdens before and rate them highly ( have i said that before  - not on commission, promise)

my favourite from them is the kiwi full monty - very pretty leaves

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Posted: 16/02/2014 at 09:26

Morning all - sun here too And first frost for weeks.

Thanks Stacey - i might give the offers a go - I note what others have said about size of plugs etc, but i have had more than 50% survival rate when i have tried these offers before - and for £5 thats still a bargain.  I agree with Dove and Verdun, that when your borders are full its best to select your new plants individually.  But mine still need bulking out, and that soon gets very expensive at £5 a pot.  I also donate my spares to the garden club plant sales - which means they can afford more star speakers to keep me happy in 2015

Today is part 2 of the bramble assault.  Plus OH is digging more soil over ready for 100 beech whips for a new boundary hedge, plus he slipped a couple of cherries, a brown turkey fig (will need your help Dove), and some stepover apples into his shopping cart.  I have taught him well.  So you can see the attraction of the bargain plant offers - he seems to have blown the garden budget for a while !

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 18:29

Curry here too - must be Saturday 

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 16:01

Really hope you are right Woody.  Have there been flying branches in Woodgreen?

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 13:15

Back from snowdrop peeping - all soooo lovely - here is a flavour ....

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 lovely witch hazel too ....

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And one specially for Verdun ...

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Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:55

Jeannie - lovely to hear your news - i am sitting here grinning at my computer screen  Isn't it funny how happiness can be contagious

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:47

Not too soon - I'd like a nice spring first.  Fed up of all this weird weather.

Dove - pictures will be taken and posted here

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:28

Lily - this is a private garden - not that big - so not really a "walk".  The owner is in our gardening club and has a bit of a passion for snowdrops - he opens it up every other year for us all to look around

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Posted: 15/02/2014 at 09:03

I'm a wind wimp too  Just didn't know there was a a name for it!

Not been out yet but can't see any damage looking out the windows.

Going to a snowdrop garden in the village this morning.  Lots of lovely clumps of named varieties - i shall take pics !

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