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Posted: 06/07/2016 at 06:50

Morning Dove - its a lovely morning here too - just been and watered my pots  The rain has done that for me over the last couple of weeks

Last day at college for littlest Chicklet - so my last day of rushing to catch a train until mid September. Will still have to get myself to work, but the odd minute delay here and there won't hurt any more


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 22:26

I was there Fairy - just ducked when the cameras pointed in our direction 

I was at my one and only Wimbledon final (in row ZZZ) the year Andre beat Goran in 5 sets was fantastic.  Me and Mum shouted ourselves hoarse.  We were delighted that Agassi won - but I also cried many years later when Ivanisevic finally won his own title.  Love Wimbledon

Hampton Court was lovely lovely.  Will load some pics on here tomorrow.


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 07:02

Thankyou Joyce 


Posted: 05/07/2016 at 06:50

Morning Joyce

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bees are buzzing, and I'm off to Hampton Court Flower show with Mr C


Posted: 04/07/2016 at 06:56

Morning all - and happy birthday to those "born on the fourth of July" - have a great day eldest fairylet and Mr Dewdrop

Just done an early morning greenhouse water - its a lovely morning out there โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒคโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒคโ˜€๏ธ

Another day at the coalface beckons - but only one more sleep til Hampton Court๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:22
Fairygirl says:

I had to smile at the irony though - they had to leave the tennis on the Beeb,  because Gardener's World was coming on...and it was the repeat! 

See original post

 You couldn't make it up they have so lost the plot

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:16

Love it

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 21:14

Thanks folks  will get out there next weekend for a bit of light trimming, then will take the bull by the horns next February

Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:25

i have a Group 2 clematis growing up an obelisk that has become a birdsnest of brown stems with a few flowers and leaves at the top.

Can I cut it back hard?  And would it be ok to do it now ?


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 11:11

Same here - nice day promised, black clouds and drizzle materialised.  So we are going shopping instead

Thanks GWRS - HC and Chelsea are very different - I enjoy them both.  At Chelsea the show gardens and design take centre stage - and it is very crowded and quite cramped - Mr C would hate it.  HC is far more spacious and relaxed - just a nice day out with lots of plants and gardens thrown in for good measure.  Mr C is quite happy to come along - in fact he is quite a fan .... there are lots of veg gardens and gadgets to keep him interested

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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More gardening TV

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