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Hey! It's christmas soon...wot are you getting me?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 16:22

A red T-shirt ......its about time that blue one went in the wash

Anybody feeling chatty?

Posted: 30/11/2015 at 09:53

Friendliest place I have ever been on t'internet and also brilliant answers to my unending list of gardening conundrums .....its like having GQT living in my front room


Posted: 30/11/2015 at 08:54
Morning all - photos cheered me up Laura

Hope Panda's journey runs smoothly and the trip goes as well as these things ever can
We, too, have a funeral to go to today .... the lovely grandad from next door. We'll miss him.

Hope LilyP gets some relief (and some answers/way forward) very soon - you poor thing ((hugs)) .....careful ones !


Posted: 29/11/2015 at 09:17

Had a successful day in the woodworking shop - Mr C should have a bulging stocking on the big day.  First project is to line a room with bookshelves, library style .....but maybe some garden related ones will follow

Off to Wisley today - they have a craft fair on, plus I am hoping for inspiration in their GC for a present for a gardening Uncle.  Might have a sneaky peak round the gardens too - but then again I might get blown away.   Hold on to your hats out there folks looks like a rather blustery day (said Pooh)


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 23:09

Well done Panda - they look both festive AND scrummy

Thats enough shouting at the telly for me tonight ...time for some zzzzzz's


Posted: 28/11/2015 at 09:14

Beautiful morning here - but like others I think there is rain to come

So pleased your Mum is settled Liri - but sorry about your mammoth journey.  At least on a train you can take a good book with you to pass the time.

Hosta made me laugh with his tales of surfing in the hotel lobby (surfing of the wi-fi kind).  If we lose either of the Chicklets on holiday these days that is always the place they turn up.  Glad you are having a nice, relaxing, sunny time

Think we are off on a family shopping outing - Mr C seems to have conjured up a Christmas list. But most of it involves hammers, saws and other woodworking stuff which I am bound to get wrong if left to my own devices.

See you laters


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 18:03
Verdun wrote (see)

Chicky, get drainage holes done.  

But one day I might want to use it to churn milk


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 14:44

Hurrah that the bracelet is found


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 14:43

I don't have drainage holes in mine - I do as Dove suggested and sit a plastic plant pot in it so that it catches and sits on the rim - that way the bottom of the pot is about 2 foot away from any water that collects in the bottom of the churn.  I do empty it out regularly though, but more because I worry that water freezing in the base might split the churn

i used my usual cascade of lobelia this year, and have a few strands of ivy growing now.  


Posted: 27/11/2015 at 08:49

Morning all

just fed my Christmas cake, now its my turn  .....but maybe not with brandy at this hour

3 deer looking in at me this morning when I opened the curtains - Mr and his mini hareem - practically had their noses against the glass.

Discussions started by chicky

Hellebores - black spot?

All my hellebores have distorted leaves🙄 
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Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Love lies bleeding from seed

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Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Gardening on TV

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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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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