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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 20:12

That's OK Fg, you eat your supper; I'll enjoy Mr Packham's company

Topbird, Hefty was already here when we moved in - I'll try to remember to explain about how we met him tomorrow - for now my feet are up, there's a bar of hazlenut milk chocolate to share with OH, and Autumnwatch is on.......

See you tomorrow folks

Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:56

I would keep them outside in a sheltered corner - if you don't have a cold frame it would be good to rig up an old window or sheet of heavy duty plastic on some bricks, just to keep the worst of the weather off. But there's no need for sides - plenty of ventilation will be good and low temperatures won't be a problem.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:32

Oooh Bonfire toffee - yes please   and I'll bring some honeycomb and some salted caramel and chilli peanut brittle



Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:55

BL thanks - it's not usually that cold here, but it can be colder - I think I'd better see if I can provide a bit of protection. 

Never thought much of R. Williams - think he's a bit of an twit really so that sort of behaviour is par for the course as far as I'm concerned.  Have never seen any originality in his work - the one with the talent is Gary Barlow.   Sorry - perhaps it's as well as I'm out for the rest of the morning ......... I'll get my coat

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 10:48

Shall I bring some Rocksteady and a bit of early reggae

Crocus Ard Schenk bulbs already sprouting - can I still plant them?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:14

They'll be fine outside - plant them now about 4" deep, in a sunny spot.  They'll look gorgeous in early spring


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:45

While I'm thinking about my salvias, can I pick someone's brains - I've a couple of Salvia gregii in the front border - one's Icing Sugar and the other's a violet-purple one, have it's name somewhere.  I keep reading different things - some say hardy in UK - others say not so hardy.  They're in the front garden and we're near the bottom of a slope which can be a bit of a frost hollow - should I heap some mulch over them, when they do eventually stop flowering?


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 08:34

I did a bit of cutting back yesterday Verdun, but so many things are still looking good, the salvias were covered with flowers and visiting  bumbles

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 07:59

Used to have lots of furniture and doors dipped - joints do need re-doing if the furniture is old, and it does dry the wood a bit, but nothing that a good wax finish won't sort out.


Posted: 28/10/2014 at 07:55

Fg, I'm pretty sure the weather man said it's going to get better up your way today - hope so anyway

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