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Posted: 10/05/2014 at 23:33

Watching the finale now .....  


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 22:50

Just watched Notting Hill instead .... Love a bit of romcom on a Saturday evening

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 22:48

Mrs G - your borders are looking fantastic  And OL your sink is looking wonderful too.  Thanks for sharing - keep those photos coming


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:29

What a little cutie 

Stacey - knew as soon as i saw the photos what you had found .... didn't need to read the words!  I have one growing happily in the garden, and 2 that have been overwintered in the GH ready to join it soon

Agree with Verdun - being told you're great is as important as the payrise - well done to SiL and niece.

Had a GH day, after finding the bedding plants i needed in the GC (isotoma and salvia rhea - both the deer equivalent of brussel sprouts) - they are a bit unusual, so i always heave a sigh of relief when i lay my hands on them.  They have been potted on and will grow in the GH for a couple of weeks.  Also potted up lupins, dahlias and rudbeckias from their seed trays - GH is getting a bit congested

Stayed in hospital 5 days with my first - had an emergency C - was terrified when i was finally let home.  Thank heavens my Mum was on hand

photo uploads from phone

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:12

When i first got my phone - last summer- you COULD upload photos from it.  It only stopped when apple released their new ios 7.  No doubt it'll all catch up in time


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 10:06

Woody - thought you might like to know the ones you gave me are surviving - lots of leaves but no flowers yet.  They are labelled "Astrantia Woody" - which i will patent if they turn out to be stunners


Posted: 10/05/2014 at 09:49

Morning All

Lovely news about no. 7 Lizzie.  And Edward is a good english name too.

Glad Woody enjoyed Malvern - was trying to spot you on GW last night, but Monty kept getting in the way.  Only another week and i am off to Chelsea .... Didn't pay £400 for my ticket though - gone for our usual afternoon entrance deal.

Had rained a lot, but clear at moment. Think i will be dodging the showers and doing GH jobs. Noticed yesterday that i have my first rose (snowdon), my first large flowered clematis and my first Lupin in bloom .... All very exciting


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:24

Dove - methinks a lifejacket might become essential garden wear.

Green woodpecker yaffling away here reminds me of Bagpuss. Really gotta go now .......

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 06:56


my contributions are growing apace now - targetting 1st week of June for the transfer


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 06:50

Hope your Dad continues to improve Fidget - sounds like he is keeping folks entertained.

This week has gone quickly - think they should all be 4 days long.  Weekend forecast getting better - just showers now.  Will get a chance to survey what is still standing after the "blustery" stuff of the last few days.  Good job i did my tieing in last weekend

Discussions started by chicky

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 08:36

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 06:40

Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Last Post: 15/12/2013 at 18:22

Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 22:56

Good Berries

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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 16:01

No flowers on gladioli

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Last Post: 18/09/2013 at 15:14

Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Last Post: 23/11/2013 at 16:04

Camellia - yellow leaves

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Last Post: 15/09/2013 at 17:04

Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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