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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:25

Fairy - i blame you for this purchase yesterday .... Thought it would go nicely with my heucharas ...

 And whilst i was out there, thought i would share the tulips on the brink of opening .... The excitement is mounting ......

 Better get back to work


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:53

Morning all - hope you enjoy the day with your son Dove, and that those that work have a good day.  I have one more day to do, then a lovely break for a week.  Weather looks to be good so lots of gardening opportunities

Clueless's blog was still going last time i looked

Problems with private messages

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 07:31

Daniel - you should now have my details too - i am having the same PM problem


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:02

Morning all - we escaped the forecast frost - and looks like a lovely day out there.  Think i will treat myself to a GC visit in my lunch break - need more MPC and bird seed.  My pots of tulips are tantalisingly close to flowering ......

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 23:15
Busy Bee2 wrote (see)

They'll just say things like 'can I have a party?' and 'can you get me that top - it's only  £89' and 'can you give me a lift to Birmingham next Saturday'. 

And then can you pick me up too ... at 11.30pm ??


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:59

Take it easy Stacey - rushing round at 100mph can't be good for a headache.  Didn't realise it was crocus open day this weekend ..... Might have to consult my diary .....

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 20:42

I'm sure he is looking on and smiling pdoc

Fairy - i know you have Constance - it was you that gave me the idea.  And whilst i was on the Taylors website some others caught my eye


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:44

Oh Dove, how very very sad for you.  ((Hugs)). 


Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:40

Hope Mum is home soon V.

Just been for GH patrol and mice have invaded my cold frame, and nipped 2 clematis at the base of their stems.  Hoping they will have enough of a rootball to resprout.  Really cross

But only 2 more workdays and then i'm on holiday - so that puts a  back on.

Sentimental Plants

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:35

I have quite a lot of sentimental ones too - ones with special names, or ones given by people who are not with us any more.

I often hear/read "true" garden designers say there is no room for sentimentality in a garden - if a plant doesn't "fit" then uproot it regardless.  Well they better not come anywhere near my garden, as the special associations are what gives it the character and meaning.

in actual fact, i am waiting delivery of 3 clematis on Friday - Constance, Mary Rose and Natascha ...... And they weren't picked for their flowers alone (although luckily they are very pretty too)

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