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Posted: 10/05/2015 at 10:53

Morning all And welcome Katherine

Hope visiting, shortbread judging and planting goes well 

Got some clematis to get in the ground and some more seedling babies to settle into their own pots.  Bit grey here, but no rain.  But first.....porridge

Malvern Spring Garden Festival

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:28

Well done to them Hosta.  Must be a nerve wracking experience

Seriously considering making the effort to go to Malvern next year - hear nothing but good about it


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:13

Glad I found this thread - just planted courgette seeds in a cold GH this afternoon .....was wondering if I was too late (never grown them before) ....but sounds like I might be ok.......just


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 19:04


That made me feel better

Good day - half of it at GC, where I got half of what I was looking for (will have to return next week) and half of it potting new purchases on and sowing some seeds and breathing in great lungfuls of lily of the valley scent. Mmmmmmmmm  Sun came out about 2, and was lovely from then

Adorable photo for a frame.  And well done Mr Panda on the bridge victory ....I am in awe, could never get my head round anything beyond rummy


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 11:08

((hugs)) Flumpy.  I think a lot of us have experienced that at one time or another.  Don't let it dent your confidence ....he/she is probably having a miserable time in other areas and is not grownup enough to stop it crossing over.  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:58

Beautiful Joe F - that ceonothus is stunning.  Keep squeezing the plants in - it is giving it a wonderfully exuberant look


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:53

Morning all  Liked the look of that choisya too - what do the leaves smell like Hosta??

planning a GC trip to start the hunt for annuals for my pots .... Normally takes a couple of trips to find exactly what I am looking for - isotoma, blue salvia and marguerite daisies.  Will pot up and grow on for a few weeks.  

Also had some gaura seedlings arrive in the post that need planting, and a load of seedlings that need potting on.  Starting to run out of GH space

Molly says thank you for all your lovely comments .....its making her blush

Getting close to..CHELSEA

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:43

I'm going to Chelsea this year - with my sisters and my Dad.  We have been going for the last few years and always have a lovely time.  We are all lucky to live close enough to get there and back quite easily, so we always go for the afternoon only tickets.  By about 6pm most of the day ticketers have gone home exhausted, so its much easier to wander round the show gardens (its open til 8).  Makes the tickets a bit cheaper too

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 18:50

Love what you've created there Wonky  Won't be long before the gaps start filling with flowers, but in the meantime you can be proud of the freshly weeded beds.....very satisfying


Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:47

 Fidget - Molly (-in-a-bucket) has bloomed X5 .  She is absolutely beautiful, and I am sooooo excited

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