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Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:29

I got a label maker last Christmas - love it !  My GH now looks like a professional nursery - and more importantly the writing doesn't fade.


Posted: 27/11/2013 at 06:42

Lizzie - how scary.  And what a hassle!! Hope you get it sorted soon - do you think the truck has noticed anything missing yet?

morning all - fog forecast here all day (yuck)- but starting to look forward to a fine weekend already.....


Posted: 26/11/2013 at 19:37

Will read posts properly later - but had to say hooray for Stacey straight away - big hugs to you all - you are a very brave soldier

Buried treasure

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 09:52

We found an old water barrow buried in the undergrowth - its now used for plants.  Similarly an old metal container used for storing Walls ice cream choc ices - also now planted up.  OH complains that if he leaves anything lieing around for more than a fortnight he comes back to find something planted in it !



Posted: 26/11/2013 at 09:44

Bit late - but thinking of you Stacey.

Hope others are feeling better too.

Back from Norfolk - lovely county.  Never lived there myself, but it was my Mum's home, and she came from a long line of Norfolk stock, so feel like it is a big part of me too.  Weather not good enough for any walks, but nice views across the Fens on the way home.

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 09:39

Heres my collection of chimney pots and rhubarb forcers - use them for summer annuals, and plant in plastic pots slotted in the top.  They need watering every day - but so do the rest of my pots, so that's not too big a deal.


Bit difficult to see, but there are two chimney pots and two forcers in their somewhere - all picked up years ago at reclamation yards (so not Dove's !!)


Posted: 25/11/2013 at 09:16
Thanks all

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 14:34

That's quite cheered me up - must go snowdrop hunting soon.  funny thing is all the leaves are still on the trees here - makes it hard to believe we are close to mid-winter - I have never known an autumn so late


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 12:20

Only having two days a week to get out there is pretty good motivation - although i agree with KEF - sometimes dragging myself away from here and my gardening mags can be a tad challenging

Apple Trees

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 21:52
We have a Sunset which has lovely tasting apples.

I wouldn't let anything climb up it til it was pretty mature - climbers can get pretty heavy, and i would worry that might distort or damage young branches. You might also need to plant two as apples generally need a pollinating partner

Discussions started by chicky

Strange flower buds - ID??

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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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Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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