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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:18

And here's mine



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 21:03

Wonderful colours Lyn, Lizzie and Artjak.  Love that heliotrope Dimwit - where are you, that is so warm??

here is Mr Chicky's star:



Posted: 05/10/2014 at 20:57

Spent hours weeding, but only cleared a very small patch.  I hate sheeps sorrel with a passion.  Reckon its going to take me every weekend til Chr*******as.

Got out on a bike ride before it got dark - 20 miles burnt a few calories.

looking forward to a bit of Downton here too

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:33

I like to keep gardening in the winter (apart from December, when other things take over).  I work indoors all week, so like being outdoors as much as i can at weekends, and the garden gives me a reason to be out there.

got so much weeding to do for the next few weekends, can't think about letting up yet. At least yesterdays rain will have softened the ground to make it a slightly easier task.


Posted: 05/10/2014 at 11:16

Oh Stacey - like Verd, i was so excited to see you posting, then so sorry to read your news.  Keep fighting girl.  And we'll all be gunning for you too.  Lovely that you can see all your favourite plants from your chair - they'll all be waiting for you in the spring.  ((Hugs)) galore.

Great to see KEF back - we've missed you - hope you had a fab time.  And you and fidget must have crossed in mid-air - one jetting in, one jetting out.  Fidget - hope there are many wonderful dives on your remote island (v impressed that there is internet by your pool!)



Posted: 04/10/2014 at 21:45

Here's a paniwotsit, to compare and contrast with the mophead


Any winter flowering plants recommendations

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:32

Daphne jacqeline postil is my fav - starts flowering at Christmas and goes on til about April - and the scent is out of this world

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Thanks all 

(NB Mr Chicky never responds to lists out of principle - it all gets done eventually.  I have learned to my cost that asking a second time counts as a "nag" - and qualifies for an automatic 6 month delay as penance)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:09

Wow  Loving that rainbow Fairy

Welcome Jo - great to hear you have a new garden to experiment with

We have Lord Lambourne too Matty - lovely apples (if the squirrel doesn't nick them)


Posted: 04/10/2014 at 15:49
Out shopping - found cake !! Yum yum

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Anyone know a good one? 
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