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Posted: 07/01/2015 at 06:38

I'm awake too -sadly.  Staring at a large pile of Christmas paraphanalia on the dining room table (thats my equivalent of "taking them down") which will have to be packed away ready for the loft at the weekend, and a very sad and bare looking house. Oh dear.

Garden Journal/Diary

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:34

I keep a paper diary in just an ordinary notebook (well, quite a pretty one actually)- sometimes regularly, sometimes sporadically.  Wish I did it more often, as I love reading back through it - both as a reminder of what to do this year, but also of how far I have come since those early days

Front garden ideas and insipiration needed

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:28

Crab apples make nice small trees, as do Acers - especially the ones that have coloured stems for a bit of winter interest too (have a look at Sango-kaku for example)

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:24

I always use loo rolls for my sweetpeas - just ignore the mould.  Works for me.  Like SL i have started collecting now, and am hoping I have a good collection by mid Feb, when I normally start them off.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 23:03

Loved the gardening programs on telly tonight too.  I'm off to bed dreaming of roses.

hope Pdoc's stream behaves in the night, and that BK's worms revive.

Fidget is a wise lady - I love that button - it's been keeping my world oblivious to trouble for weeks


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 06:47

Morning  If peeps were meant to get up this early in the morning, why haven't we got night vision.  

first day back was ok - only 4 more til the weekend

Our decs come down tonight - we count Jan 6th as twelfth night (debate rages, but it was what my Mum did, and thats good enough for me) - then it will feel really bare here too.

however, have just booked tickets for Chelsea, and for a garden festival with a friend in April which has a few good speakers..... So roll on spring 

Room 101

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 23:01

I'm with bee witched with a vote for electioneering to get put in the room - it should be banned until a fortnight before polling day..... Not sure I can take another 4 months of this twaddle


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:58

my sympathies DD - I am always like a cat on a hot tin roof when my chicklets go away too.  I'm sure he will have a great time, but that doesn't make it easier until he's back home again

plum tree or pear tree?!

Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:42

I would say plums are easier too - we have a couple of each and the plums have definitely taken off quicker.  We get loads of fruit from our Victoria.  However, the small number of pears we have had are a special treat straight from the tree


Posted: 05/01/2015 at 06:38

Morning Dove  Builder chaos .... Aaahggg

Well this time of morning is a shock to the system.  Holidays over, back to the grindstone.  But it was a lovely holiday onwards and upwards.

better go see if I can find where I put my heels/id pass/brain ..... 

Discussions started by chicky

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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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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Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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