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Posted: 28/05/2015 at 07:05

Good to hear Stacey (and her chillis) is/are doing well - thanks for the update OL


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 06:55

Morning Dove.  Just been watching our feathered friends mob the feeders here too....its certainly an excitable time of year, and they don't seem to have got the hang of the queue concept


Posted: 28/05/2015 at 06:49

Morning all

Hope you got your bid finished Clari - and that it gets you the funding.  So annoying when you get landed with an impossible deadline due to someone elses incompetence.  But sometimes adrenalin can produce the best results.....hopefully your case will now be so compelling it will be impossible to refuse

Garden's looking great Womble .....every time you post another pic, a further transformation has taken place

Good luck with the driving lessons Winter ....gotta put that new car to good use

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 06:38

Brilliant photos ighten - that new lens is working well.  Very atmospheric

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 23:16

Happy Birthday Yvie ....if you're looking in from sunny Cornwall

 Hope your day was filled with cake and pink roses


Posted: 27/05/2015 at 07:00


Help to identify a Hyacinth feaured in Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:34

Stanley - i went to Chelsea, and saw(or rather smelt) the hyacinth display.  Just looked it up in the catalogue and think it was by Pennings 'DeBilt' -  Can't help you with the variety, but I hope their website can help

Box plants to make balls

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:21

All my box balls have been grown from cuttings - you start shaping them as small balls, and before you know it they are large ones.  For balls it is quite easy to cut by eye - I wouldn't bother with a frame.  Good luck

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 23:17

Loving the blackbird nest David K.  Bet you have hours of entertainment watching them come and go - hope you get lots of fledglings.  Like the acers in the background too

Wintersong and WilldB - both your gardens are looking great.  Alliums look stunning against the gravel Winter, and love that geranium phaeum with the white frothy thing Will (technical horticultural description there).

my welsh poppies are brightening up shady corners

 And geum bell bank is looking pretty



Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:46

Great Tardis, Great fisticuffs please.

glad you are having a good timeYvie Padstow.  Happy memories of belly boarding badly

Thought I would share my Olympic rose ....I bought one of the rose bushes that was used to grow the flowers for the 2012 Olympic bouquets .....part of their recycling commitments.  Anyway, decided that first flower of the year would be plucked for indoors

 Scuse the impromptu vase ....most of the vases in this house are impromptu ...i may have the makings of a womble in me too

Discussions started by chicky

Gardens we have visited 2017

A place to share our latest gardening days out ๐Ÿ˜€ 
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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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What to do and when? 
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Pictures of our garden outings 
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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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