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Posted: 20/04/2015 at 06:47

Morning peeps  Blue skies here, with a hint of frost.  Just been to the GH, and my seedlings are looking good - glad I had them all under their own cosy lids though.

and now....tea needed, before the weeks chaos begins in earnest


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 20:15

Sounds like a great break pdoc - gardens, plant talk and wine

All my seedlings are now pricked out and in GH ......covered, as its forecast 2 here tonight.

chicklet has just gone off to pick up chinese .....there are advantages of her driving

Happy planning MrsG

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:08

Looking great Doris - that wallflower is amazing

GW T&M Free Lavender offer.

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 10:58

all my lavenders are from offers like this in the past.  They have all done well, but do take a couple of seasons to get going.  But all you need is somewhere to grow them on out of the way - they don't need much attention.  And you get an awful lot of plants for a fiver



Posted: 19/04/2015 at 10:55

My daphne bhoula Jacqueline Postil is wonderful - fragrant flowers from December to April - but it was here when we arrived,so someone else had done the hard work of getting it going.  I have two self seeded babies growing, which I am leaving in situ for the time being.

eternal fragrance has yet to get going - maybe it never will.  I had noticed some nibbling, and thought it was mice, but maybe it is my friend bambi after all.  They never touch JP though.


Posted: 19/04/2015 at 10:40

We have sun and smilies here

FiL popping in for lunch, after that I will be pricking out my cosmos and cucumbers.  GH will then look rather full.

brilliant day yesterday.  Inspiring and very entertaining lectures by Tom Stuart Smith and James Alexander Sinclair, a wonderful tour round Abbey House Gardens (swathes of tulips everywhere, and very atmospheric and clever garden design ....just beautiful). Plus some sticky plant labels meant a dicentra valentine, anchusa royal lodden and omphaloides (??) cherry ingham from Hardys accompanied me home

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 23:45

All lovely yvie  Love your planters too


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 23:35

Good luck on the Garibaldi quest Lizzie

Stunning ampitheatre/pit/hollow Liri

Waiting for a chicklet to get home, then  for me


Posted: 18/04/2015 at 21:03
Cute ducks . Would be lovely if they are the old faithfuls coming back

Had wonderful day at the Garden Festival - too tired now, but will bore you with the gory details tomorrow

Anti-baby seed starting

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 06:09

Brilliant  Think that would keep the mice from my seedlings (my home wreckers grew up)

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