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Posted: 21/05/2015 at 22:51
Congrats on your woodpecker OL - lovely birds - look so exotic somehow

On a train home from Chelsea .... Wonderful day Chris Beardshaw garden definitely my favourite (gorgeous colours and plants) with the Australian one, the writers retreat and Matthew Wilsons close behind. Meh to a few of the others. Biggest Wow moment of the day was for the sculpture of the airman in the resistance garden - totally surreal.

Plant marquee was spectacular - clematis, irises, peaonies and roses provided additions to my wishlist.

Will post pics at the weekend.

I waved .....did you see me


Posted: 21/05/2015 at 06:54

Morning All

Day off today for my Chelsea visit ....and the sun is shining ......soooooo excited

Panda - I had definitely heard 5pm on Monday for the train strike (that way they can make sure 24 hours catches a working day too) so although I have fingers crossed i think you and your companions will be just fine.

hope second garden visit goes well Lizzie - you're an old hand now

Great shed news Dove And womble creations sounding exciting too  Off to google Arabella now ......


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 06:22

Morning all.  No tinternet here yesterday, so playing catch up.

((hugs)) Clari, and good luck with sorting out a BSL course.  Really good idea to get others at the museum involved too.

So glad your open day went well Lizzie ....I knew they'd love it Safe journey, Matty.

i'd start with just the one GH Ggirl steps and all that

Loving the chelsea coverage ....really looking forward to Thursday now.

Gotta dash ....exam this morning .....daren't be late.....not a good idea to add any more stress to the boiling pot


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:26

Oooo big changes Hosta.  Hope it all works out ....salad is good for this time of year


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 19:24

Can't even stomach the smell of Pernod after an overindulgence 30 years ago that will stay with me forever

My bracken bashing was a success - OH bought an old fashioned scythe last year, so I had a few Poldark moments, swishing said scythe back and forwards.  Got the job done in record time .... the old ways are sometimes best

Then got everything I needed to planted, a bit more weeding, and the last of my seedlings in pots.  They'll be a few more weeks before they are ready for the garden, but they are now motoring away.

what a lovely weekend.  Back to work and exams tomorrow.  But first, abit of Beechgrove and Chelsea.

Back on Nanna duties already Yvie've only just got home.  You really are a gem.  Never mind the gears MrsG - just concentrate on how to work the brakes


Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:42

Enjoy your day at Lizzies DD - just seen your cupcakes on the other thread - would it be ok to have one for breakfast

Another day in the garden planned - some more potting on and then a bracken bashing session in the meadow.  You can certainly notice the difference in the bit I tackled last year, so worth persevering.  My yellow rattle is going crazy too.....happy days

Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:29

Good luck from me too - hope you have a wonderful day

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:26

Thanks everyone - i do love my wisteria - but inherited, and never pruned (unless it makes a bid for world domination, in which case OH hacks), so can't really take credit.  But I do look at it lots

Love all your white shrubs Lily

....and tiarellas have gone back on my wishlist


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 19:17

Think Lily is hiccupping from a few weeks ago But good to see you back again anyhow

Had a wonderful day weeding ....not often you hear me say that.  Normally it is not one of my favourite tasks, but today the sun was shining the birds were singing and it was lovely to get up close to all my plants and see how much they are growing away.  Bit sore now - time for a slumpy evening

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 16:33

Gorgeous colours Verdun - what a display for May.  Love those irises too Wonky -especially the boxford spice.

its wisteria time here



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