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Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:10

Oooh !  A christmas baby.  Still have 4 more years of patiently waiting to go here - so great to share others whilst I am tapping my feet.  Will try booming "off with its head" next time I am passing

Are you planning a 2015 nyd flower count Nut?  My daphne obliged yesterday, so I will have at least one !

Snow Queen hydrangea

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:04

Hi Peanuts - Merry Christmas to you too

i haven't got snow queen, but my other hydrangeas tend to need a good frost before they lose their leaves (although they have gone now) and my oakleaf one still has its leaves on - but they are russet now, not green.  Is it in a very sheltered spot?

Please can anybody tell me the name of this plant.

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 10:00

I"ve got a pink one that colour called Fenland Daybreak - could be that one.  Fabulous plants - look exotic, but very tough


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 09:37

Lovely day yesterday. Who knew you could laugh so hard playing Ludo.  Song of the day seemed to be Frozen - lots of belting out "let it go!!" whilst making dramatic hand gestures (even caught Mr Chicky humming it in the kitchen, although minus the actions).  And that was all before any wine came out.  Fun times lol.

house is still sleeping today - but will stir soon, as today is BIG family get together day - and its my family, so will be fun.  Best go find somethng sparkly to wear

So pleased to hear others having good times too - lovely that Mr Topbird was spared and you had a great day together, and that Lyns Mum could participate for some of the day.

as for meecy mices Rosemummy - our house is old and in the country, so used to have a real problem here til we got something that plugs in a socket and sends a noise round the ring main of the house that drives them away - never had a problem since.

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 08:53

Snowdrops will be here soon

happy celebrations to all


Posted: 25/12/2014 at 08:51

Happy Christmas all you lovely peeps

House still sleeping, but Turkey is on, Santa has been, and I'm sneaking in a peaceful cuppa.

just had a peek in the garden, and my Christmas pressie trees (already planted as they arrived a few weeks ago) are adorned with big bows

Have a wonderful day everyone

Christmas from the garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 15:09

Snap Fairy  littlest chicklet has been doing similar - except I made the cake

 Love the house too - how sticky did she get assembling that


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 17:46

Just seen the dreadful Glasgow news, so glad you are ok LilyP, and hope Fairy and all hers are safe too. What a horrible, horrible thing to happen.

Happy Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:31

Merry Christmas to Daniel and his gang - you run an absolutely fabulous forum


Posted: 20/12/2014 at 09:19


Oooops - life seems to have got in the way of the garden and t'internet ...... so just popping in quickly to say a very Merry Christmas to all my Forker friends.  Have a good time, one and all


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Anyone know a good one? 
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Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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