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What are you getting rid of...?

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 07:34

My bearded irises are on borrowed time - although I expect they will get another "just one more year" to prove themselves.  And my thalictrum Elin's got very floppy and were a pretty insipid colour - so they might have to go.  Apart from that I was a pretty happy chick this year


Posted: 25/11/2014 at 07:29

Morning all.  Was -1 when i got home last night, but we have had rain since, so no frost here.  GH is now finally airtight though - so now my plants will stay cosy "whatever the weather"

I don't know anything about ad blockers - think you got me confusled with someone else Woody


Posted: 24/11/2014 at 07:19
Frost ! The world's gone white

Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:51

Love a bit of frost - just so long as the roads don't get too icy.

logburners going full blast here today -  kitchen is the warmest room in the house


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:14

Mmmmmm - now there's an interesting idea for leftover Christmas Pud

Made my grand tour of GCs with no luck.  Just found it on t'internet instead

Can't believe I have to go back to work tomorrow, and yet haven't set foot in the garden all weekend.  Can feel a major sulk coming on

Primula Auricula

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 12:01

Love them all - but middle one is particularly delish

Identify - Bush / Hedge

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:38

Here is a googled picture of an escallonia - the slight jagginess of the leaf edges looks familiar - so I think Dove could well be right


Primula Auricula

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 11:21

Oooo Berghill - thats lovely

I have 5 that i bought as plugs last year - they have been out all summer, but I have just moved them in to a cold GH for the winter.  Only had one flowered so far, so hoping the others are as pretty

 I make a makeshift "theatre" out of bricks - shown here with the polyanthus instead


What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:58

Weeding, weeding and more weeding. Then mulching, cutting back and tidying.  Will probably take me through til next spring.  


Posted: 23/11/2014 at 10:38

Pdoc - hope you had fun

Panda - Chicky most certainly hasn't got the gardening weather she wanted.  So will be making a tour of the local GC's in search of an outdoor clock little sis would like for Christmas.  Might have a little look round whilst I'm there

enjoy your sunshine Fairy

Is the pudding steaming yet Dove

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