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Posted: 02/07/2016 at 10:07

Just done my bit for the Gove slapping slapometer. Helped my "happiness and resilience" no end, and came without an invoice

Gardens we have visited 2016

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:34

Went to Waterperry in Oxfordshire this week - weather was cloudy so pictures aren't great, but should give a flavour.  Loved it, and had the place almost to myself



Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:20

Morning all

Dove - I believe its recommended to leave freshly delivered ironing board covers in a cool dark place for several days so they can acclimatise before you open them  Bit like hardening off plants

sunny here, but blustry (said Pooh).  Got the final lot of plants to pot on, a bit of pottering to do, and then some tennis to watch.  Was considering going up to People's Sunday, but all my usual playmates are away or busy

Loved Waterperry on Thursday - off to post some pictures now.  I have a new plant on my wishlist - Filapendula - and I now have a positive ID on my double, super scented philadelphus (brought from cuttings from my last garden).   They were filming there too, so will keep an eye open - one of the old former garden school pupils and the lady who designed the modern slavery garden at this years Chelsea.  But apart from that had the place to myself - it was bliss

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends - part 2

Posted: 02/07/2016 at 09:02

Thinking of you too ..... Sounds like progress is being made.  (((Big hugs)))


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 18:30

Ooo Runny - sounds a nightmare - hope you are feeling calmer soon.  What a dreadful thing to happen.

Just heard that Mrs Gove reacted to the turmoil of last Friday by telling hubby "you were only meant to blow the bl&&dy doors off".  Good to realise that some were in the mood for jokes whilst the rest if us were looking on in horror as the events unfolded (many brexiteers included)


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:54

It righted itself once I posted maybe this is reality after all


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 15:53

Sitting amongst the roses (beats an afternoon in the office) wondering if I have gone to sleep and woken up in House of Cards

Ooo - its come out topsy turvy .....maybe its Wonderland I'm in instead.  Will keep an eye out for the Hatter and the hare


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 06:58

Morning Clari, Morning DD


Posted: 30/06/2016 at 06:48

So sad to hear about your horse Lizzie. Beautiful creatures with such personalities - such a shame.  

Just checked the weather forecast, and it is supposed to be fine, so I am taking the afternoon off from work to re-visit Waterperry.  Hopefully their long border will be in its full glory - will let you know

Dad is doing fine thanks - waiting for his broken foot to heal, but no mini-stroke after effects.  He is now back in his own home, with lots of friends popping round to help him.  He did his first ever online grocery shop yesterday

Hope Fairy enjoyed the first night in her new bedπŸ›ŒπŸ›ŒπŸ›Œ


Posted: 29/06/2016 at 07:04

((Hugs)) DD - you are making progress every day, and hopefully will soon turn the corner so that each day seems a little better, rather than a llttle worse.  We're all rooting for you though - keep strong

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Mahonia - anyone got a good one ?

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Grass ID

Does anyone know what type of grass this is? 
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Remedial pruning a Group 2 clematis

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Pictures of our garden outings 
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New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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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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