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Posted: 12/05/2015 at 06:54


Feeling cream crackered this morning - yesterday's early start getting to me

Fantastic pics Lizzie - so glad you and Matty enjoyed the show.  Good luck with getting everything ready for your opening ....the thing with goosegrass is it normally looks a worse job than it is

Exams started for Chicklet yesterday, and littlest Chicklet today.  After all the graft they have put in they deserve to do well.....we've got everything crossed for the next month and a day

Welcome back Bekkie 


Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:28

Something to look forward to watching tomorrow then.   Zzzzzz  for now.

glad Topbird is having a lovely hols

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:25

LittleMissS - its Tuesday night thats meant to be the problem (forecast 3 in Surrey, which normally spells trouble for us).....i think your potatoes will be ok tonight, and moonlit dash will not be needed.  But I would have the newspaper at the ready tomorrow

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:20

I believe you Verd And many thanks for the heads up ....i had stopped watching the forecast like a hawk and might have missed it otherwise

Oh eck!

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:18

Expecting frost here too - and we are in the sunny southeast.  Will be investing in more fleece tomorrow, as my plants seem to be taking up a lot more room since the last time the temperatures dipped

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:56

Beautiful The pergola is looking splendid Yvie - love avalanche.  That Sorbus is pretty special too Joy.  Love seeing all the pictures on here - specially at this time of year


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:52

There's Beechgrove taped from this morning.  And then I will be early to bed - have to be in the office at 7am .....which requires a ridiculously early start

Glad Dove and Wonky had such a fruitful day and that plans are being made....look forward to seeing them come together

Lovely memories Liri - so important not to let them fade

thanks for the hellebore advice - I will keep culling dodgy leaves as I "spot" them 

I'll get my coat


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:52
Congrats Yvie and Mr Yvie - thats lots of years to celebrate ! Some sort of ruby plant should be used to mark the occasion
Just returned from an impromptu GC visit with OH ..... and an acer aureum followed me home. Really nice shape and gorgeous leaves. Just having a cuppa then going to pot it on.

Some of my hellebore leaves have black spot already this year - have cut them off - hope that was the right thing to do ....verd, help needed


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:03

Fairy - a couple more Daniel D's and an Elsa Spath - they were a gift from a work friend who has been "doing" his garden and asked for a bit of advice.

sadly, something ate Constance .  Not sure mice or slugs, but no matter what I tried I could not stop it happening.  Might try her again in a different place (maybe climbing through Constance Spry, with pulsatilla Eve Constance at her feet ....can you tell there is a common theme here).  I have other early flowerers that are doing well, Frankie and Ruby, so worth another try I think.

meanwhile Daniel, who is fresh from the nursery, is flowering already



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

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