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Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:22

Don't trust a word written by Which these days.  They are far more interested in selling you stuff and grabbing the headlines.


Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:13

Good Morning .  I will mind my Ps and Qs in this post - and try my hardest to find the capital letters and full stops to put in the appropriate places.

I was hoping to spend all weekend in the garden, so am hoping the drizzle clears away quickly.  200 snowdrops are sat on the doorstep, and they need to get in the ground.

The highlight of my week has been going for a "march" every lunchtime.  I have found some routes through some local houses, and it is amazing just how much is coming up in all the front gardens.....seems to change day by day. Particularly love the crocuses, and there is one full of hellebores that stopped me in my tracks 


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:21

just in case you think I've gone mad 

Great pics Lizzie - looks like a fab day


Posted: 27/02/2015 at 20:15

Another v busy work week over - now planning my gardening adventures for tomorrow

Anyone seen the "dress" thing - I am a white/gold, yet the rest of the family are black/blue ......tis very very wierd


Posted: 26/02/2015 at 20:21

Fairy is fine - just having a winter break from posting - hopefully she will be back as soon as the days lengthen


Posted: 23/02/2015 at 06:44

Morning DD, Fidget amd Becky - lots of early morning company on here today  And i can see a faint lightening in the sky already, and the birds are tweeting away.  Hope Dove and Lizzie are feeling better today - sounds like you both have a bad dose of flu

How come the first cup of tea always tastes the best


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 20:58

Always leave mine til early April - they are normally the last to get their winter tidy-up


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 15:36

Lots done there MrsG - now you're all ready for spring.  Whats the plan for your new planting space??

rain and wind now swept in here, but not before I mad a good attempt at cutting back old stems in the borders.  Now looks much better.....weeding and mulching next  Loads of new shoots sprouting away already - they don't seem to mind the daily frosts.  Think I might curl up with a book now 

granite worktop

Posted: 22/02/2015 at 15:32

Ours are 7 years old now and never had anything done to them.  Only ever use water and washing up liquid to clean them .  Microfibre cloths for buffing them up were a real find about a year ago - gets them sparkling in no time


Posted: 22/02/2015 at 10:15


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Strange flower buds - ID??

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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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Tree id

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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