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Posted: 15/02/2016 at 21:57

Thanks Bob - looks like slugs are the culprits.  That would explain why it is more of a problem this winter, when there were few early frosts to stop them in their tracks

East Anglian Snowdrop Walk

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:53

There were still plenty of drops to see at West Dean this weekend ....don't think you'll be too late for them.  Have a lovely time one and all


Posted: 15/02/2016 at 06:49

Morning Wish I was on half term, but sadly, work beckons  At least the roads will be quiet.

Sympathies to those having sleeping troubles - it rarely happens to me (for which I am very thankful) but when it does its pants

Feeling a bit creaky this morning .....weeding obviously uses muscles that don't normally get used

I had a moment of weaknesss at the garden centre...

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:52

No idea ...but very pretty


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 21:47


Just checked again, and still no action


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 19:45

Had a wonderful day gardening. Felt good to be out there at last. Lots of things emerging which made weeding a quite exciting experience (I don't get out much).

seeds sown too .....they have been going about 3 hours now, but when I checked 5 minutes ago there was no sign of germination yet. Thanks for the cephalaria warning Hosta, I will treat them with caution.  Saw them at a yellow book garden last summer and fell in love  - like scabious on speed

Camera Talk

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:20

How beautiful Fairy - hope you were wrapped up warm

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 18:15

My first real gardening of 2016  Good to have mucky hands again

Cut back all my rudbeckia and trimmed other stuff in those beds.  Made a start on the weeding - chose the bit where my pulmonaria are, so that I can admire their lovely flowers without having to grind my teeth. Moved my tulip pots out of the way of marauding deer - lots of shoots showing.  And started off some seeds in a windowsill propagator.

Feeling very content.....I love gardening


Posted: 14/02/2016 at 09:19

Ouch Berghill. Hope it mends quickly.

Going to venture out into my patch today as its the first weekend day this year that its not waterlogged or frozen (or at least it seems that way).  Have so much to do I don't know where to start, so I think I will just get stuck in to the first bit that catches my eye.  Definitely need to move my tulip pots to safety, as I can see lots of green shoots that the deer will munch if they find them

Also going to start my first windowsill of seeds off too ...rudbeckia, echinacia, scabious and (new to me) cephalaria

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:06


  Already planning how to spend the cash .........

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