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what plants will you use from the garden as Christmas decoration?

Posted: 06/12/2015 at 18:01

Static lights here too - the others do my head in

Some great ideas on here that I shall be shamelessly pinching in a couple of weeks time


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 16:00

Oh dear Hosta - what a pain (quite literally) 

Forced myself outside in the mizzly drizzle ....and had a lovely time.  Had forgotten that gardens can be fun even in grotty weather.  My hellebore bed is now weeded and mulched with leaf mould.  It is on the way from the car to our front door, so it always pleases me when I finally get round to sorting it each year.

So many treasures flowering out there - all at the wrong time.  Both my chanomelese (spelling?  - japanese quince in English), the daphne, the winter honeysuckle, even 2 hellebores in flower, and the snowdrops already poking their noses above the soil.  Guess that's what happens if there is not a cold autumn


Posted: 06/12/2015 at 09:16

Morning all. Just about to shift my bones to give littlest chicklet a lift to work.  Wind has died down and a dry day forecast here, so might go and tackle one of my flowerbeds that needs a good tidy up.

Thoughts are with those who have suffered in the floods - an awful thing to happen to anyone


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 19:27

Goodness, its wild out there.....although not nearly as bad as for some

Christmas cards done, taxi duties about to start, then time to watch jungle antics. Stay safe folks.


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:15

Didn't know this storm was called Desmond .....we will have rattled through the whole alphabet by Christmas at this stage. Stay safe peeps


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 12:06

That stumped me for a bit Lily. Til I thought of my old friend Edward the breadmaker. No flies on me  (or ants, either)

Wonderful images in my head of Hosta throwing shapes


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:51

Fairy - not sure Mr C has ever written a Christmas card in his life. Starting now would be a dreadful shock to his delicate system   


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:29

Loving  that sunrise Dove


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 10:28

Quiet weekend planned here. Mr C seems fine after his latest procedure, but we have learned our lesson and will be taking it slowly this time.  Some Christmas card writing planned here too.

Just booked my 2016 tickets for the Garden festival I went to in the Cotswolds last year ....Carol K, Mr B (assume Beechgrove have given him some time off ) and Matthew Wilson, plus a tour round Rodmarton Gardens ....v exciting

Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 04/12/2015 at 15:19

Not cleaning my tools after every use .....and not cleaning pots before I re-use them.  But I have the same aversion to cleaning inside the house is that ok?

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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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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