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Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:08

I think I have that collection currently hibernating in my windowframes Dove......happy to donate

Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:02

Will be thinking about this all day now  But for now, can we have a big greenhouse, with a vast underground water storage tank, and plenty of room for seedlings, cuttings and an armchair

And how about the National Collection of delphiniums ?


Fantasy garden

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:46

Can we have a compost heap like the magic porridge pot?  Quite small to look at, but with a never ending supply of lovely crumbly organic matter.

And a pond with a boardwalk big enough to put a couple of chairs on so we can relax and watch/listen to the wildlife.

I'll keep my deer, but they will only eat grass.

And can we have Nutcutlet's summerhouse too please

Washingtonia robusta poorly

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:40

Just watched that video ......priceless


Posted: 13/01/2016 at 07:30

Morning all 

Thinking of the elements of my fantasy garden already. Can I keep the squirrels and deer, but just not have them eat anything precious ??

Annual medical later today - which means this is my first and last cuppa for a while. But a garden club lecture on lavenders to look forward to this evening


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:40

Glad you made it safely Lizzie - sounds a bit hair raising.  Hope you have a good visit, and the curtains arrive on the right day

Fingers crossed for a big sleep tonight Panda.  Bit like this one ....


Last plot help please

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 19:14

I would go with campanula potenschlagia for the first - a good doer in my garden

And like the idea of scent under a window too

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:16

Hi Beau - good to see you looking for apple blossom-like snapdragons to fill a particular gap.

Fidget - i grew the droopy love-lies-bleeding sort last year and they were stunning, so I'll give them another go.  But I was also going to try an upright one.  What sort is hypochondria (agree with your SiL, you couldn't make it up), and does it have red tassles?s


Edit - just googled the hypochondiac - wow, thats the one I'm going to try


Posted: 12/01/2016 at 18:03

Oooo Wonky - sounds pants

My trial drive went fine, so, apart from a slight limp, this chicky is ready to be let loose on the world again. Feel very fortunate that I didn't break anything.

Gone freezy cold here - first time this year that I have actually needed gloves and a scarf.  Another couple of degrees lower and I will be teaming them with a tea cosy hat too

It's my birthday

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 17:56

What a lovely set of presents Lyn and a very Happy Birthday from me too


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