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Posted: 20/01/2016 at 07:14

Hosta ....suggest you get a puppy

Ginger it is in future, my mental picture of aliens will include flowery bowers and watering cans

Off to work now good whilst I'm away


Posted: 20/01/2016 at 06:57

Moning peeps. Enjoy the rest of your hols Hosta, hopefully now all the irritations will fade ......its good you are getting a response from both the hotel and the travel company to try and make things better.

Just been scanning the news headlines....did you see they have grown the first flower in space?  Or that they are advertising for an additional (not replacement) presenter for GW this year???  As you can see, even my news scanning only picks up on the gardening related bits.  I think I have an obsession


Posted: 19/01/2016 at 06:51

What a shame you didn't enjoy the show Ginger.  And its ok, I'm happy to keep our weather thanks - i actually quite enjoy the changing of the seasons.

Ankle much better now - thanks for asking Lesley and other folks.  Still in flat shoes, but not limping any more.  Just have to be a bit careful about twisting it too much.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.  With blue Monday behind us () the only way is up

Anemone RUFFLED Swan

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 21:39

I haven't grown Ruffled or Dreaming, but have heard they are not so tempermental as Wild Swan (I spoke to Rosie Hardy, whose nursery introduced it a few years ago).  A few of us forumites visited "Kathy's Garden" near Bedford last September, and she had several patches of both Dreaming and Ruffled doing very well.  They are taller than Wild Swan, and like it wetter than the ordinary Japanese anemones.

I'd be interested to see how you get on if you decide to give them a go

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 06:47

Wow Perki - that is an inspiration

And yes, I have bought the same seeds twice in a season - I like the consistency of taste explanation


Posted: 18/01/2016 at 06:40


DD - sounds horrid - hope you get sorted very soon.  Glad to hear that Wonky is on the mend.

Work for me today.....just time for a quick look round here before I get going.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:25

Oooo Berghill, we must have been posting at the same time. How funny that we are both Zorro fans

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:22

And here is my friend Zorro

 I does upside down :

 And I does right way up :


Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:16

....and there's more (I smile a lot)



Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 14:12

Been for a wander round my garden in the drizzle - here are the bits that made me smile



Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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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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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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