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Posted: 24/01/2015 at 08:53

Morning all This is a much more civilised hour

Need to fill up all my bird feeders - they get a bit neglected in wintery mid- weeks - can never see to fill them up (note to self, miners lamp required).  So I will fill today and count tomorrow.

Today I will be potting up my 10 new hellebore plugs (Shhh, don't tell Verd, he'll shout at me).  All my best hellebores are the ones that started as plugs - they seem to settle in better for me, even if you have to wait 2-3 years for flowers.  The GC ones seem to flower beautifully for the first year, then sulk or disappear altogether.  Exception is Mrs Betty R, who has lots of buds.

And I shall be doing lots of looking too


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:18

What a lovely weekend wish Wintersong Thank you

Fantastic cooker Lizzie - cheese on toast needed for lunch tomorrow to celebrate the return of the grill

So glad its the weekend, and i don't have an alarm, or a commute, to worry about tomorrow.  10 new plug hellebores arrived today, so i have some potting up to do

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:13

So delighted Matty - now you can concentrate on getting over the op - look after yourself....the garden's going nowhere

Thoughts go out to others. "Because we care" is so true.  Sometimes I think not caring might be an easier option- but what an empty life that would be.  So I'll carry on caring - pretty sure the good times outweigh the bad - even though thats sometimes hard to remember.


Posted: 23/01/2015 at 06:44

Morning all

I'll be windscreen scraping in a short while.  Traffic has been more than dreadful all this week - taken 2.5 hours to do the 30 miles.  Only upside is that once the regular radio is over, i have been catching up on my GQT backlogs.  Doesn't seem so bad sitting there when I have Chris, Matthew, Bunny and Bob to chat to me

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 22:55

Tootles - i leave mine plugged in all the while I use it - its only a very gentle heat, so hardly takes any power (i've got a smart meter, so I checked)

the great advert take over bid

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:05

Was happening to me too last night, but not this morning, so think something has been fixed ....thankyou techies

The Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:04

I agree too - think DG has mellowed over the years......happens to us all


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 07:01

Can vouch for north Norfolk too - my favourite aunt lived there and we spent a week there every year with the chicklets.  Loads to do and see - seals at Blakeney (a la winterwatch), shire horses, farm parks, dinosaur centres, the beach at hunstanton, walks in the woods..........happy days.


Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:54

Hooray Beau.  All that finger crossing worked.  So excited for you, and can't wait to see pics of the new plot.  What you need is some garden visits in the spring to give you inspiration and ideas 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 06:47

Lyn - huge hugs - nothing more I can say really. Its the most difficult thing in the world, but you are doing all the right things.  

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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More gardening TV

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Tree id

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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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