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christmas has come for me too.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:10

I'm not usually looking for anything in particular, I just chip when something turns up of interest.  Usually I've got stuck on something I should be doing and I find doing something different, be it browsing here or a couple of other places (or walking the dog, or deadheading) gets my brain into gear again and I get back to the real task in hand.

tropical garden scheme

Posted: Yesterday at 17:16

A lovely site, not one I can follow due to size and position of garden but a good read throughout and a great attitude to life and gardening in general

christmas has come for me too.

Posted: Yesterday at 16:44

'but sometimes just a natter about nothing in particular might be nice too'.

Given the tortuous pathways that topics lead us along at times I don't thing we need worry much about nattering about nothing in particular.  Some time ago I posted a photo of an orange DA rose I planted some 20 years ago and said it would still be blooming at Christmas if all was as usual.  It's a bit battered as we've had several hard frosts, howling gales, drenching rain.......

 May you all have the Christmas you want and the New Year you deserve

Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 22:23

I do hope that 'loving all creatures great and small' includes those which are not as appealing as a cat

How do I get a Tree Preservation Removed?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 00:27

Could be the residents think you want to build on it! That's often why people buy scruffy bits of ground

sweet williams

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:21

I'm hoping the ones between the pots will self seed. It's a difficult bit of ground and I'm bunging anything I like which will usually self seed but which is also easy to remove if it gets too much, like Forget-me-no, Wesh poppies, Love in a Mist, violas......

sweet williams

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:56

I bought a dozen small plants a couple of months ago and they're doing really well.  Some are in pots but not crowded and some are just in the ground between other pots, same with the wallflowers I got much the same time.  Also doing well.  I like both for their colours and their perfume and while wallflowers always seem easy to come by,  the sweet williams not so

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:47

I used to find when I had a wood burner that I could rarely get anywhere near it for the pile of dogs and cats sprawled everywhere in front of it.  My daughter has a log burner at one end of their cottage and an Aga at the other so her dogs are more spread out so even the humans mostly all get a share  of the hot spots.

Wrong coal?

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 09:43

OOOOH 14 ton steam engines!!!! Lovely things.  re the anthracite, sounds like they had brought the wrong stuff and were determined not to take it back.  Try your local council and the 'not fit for purpose' branch.  Or yes get hold of the distributers and complain loud and long, maybe the bosses don't know their driver dumped it on you

Preposterous question....

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:42

If swimming is so good for your figure, how do you explain whales??????????????

Can't stop laughing at that one, the dog is looking at me very strangely.

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