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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:42

Morning DD  and happy new year to you too (and everyone else I've missed).

Love ET ..... always makes me cry



Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:21

Verdun - re Nursery Rhyme books - my best recommendation is to go into Waterstones and find one you really like - read all the nursery rhymes in it and check that the rhymes are the versions you know, and not Americanised ones or you'll find it really annoying!  Also there's nothing like holding the book to get the feel of the paper quality and looking at the illustrations ... some are wonderful, some are just too trite for words.  Go to Truro Waterstones and spend a morning immersing yourself in nursery rhymes   Also talk to the Waterstones staff, most are very knowledgeable and will have catalogues of books they don't have in stock - they'll order them in for you to look at and choose from.

My Perfumed Bristol Garden in 2016.

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 10:14

Happy new year Marion - I agree, I'm not impressed by Pink Lady apples

Really looking forward to this thread - I love scented flowers


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:34

I'd leave it alone and enjoy it flowering.  They're short-lived plants and fairly tender, so usually die off over winter unless they're in a very sheltered position as yours is. 

Most people treat them as annual bedding and pull them up and discard them in the autumn, but if yours doesn't get frosted it may last a couple of seasons. 

Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:29

Oooh Kleipieper    Those look very good ........ I expect Verdun to appear any minute! 

Has his baby arrived yet?


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 09:21

'Cos then she'd just walk round and round in circles Little-ann

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:31

For those of us not gardening in Verdun's balmy southwest, to get an early sowing in you can put cloches over the seedbed for a couple of weeks to warm the soil before sowing


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 08:25

Good morning all and Happy New Year   I slept in   has my body clock finally got the message that I don't have to get up at  5am every day any more?  Or is it just that we were woken by a firework party that went on, and on, and on ......... the new people down the road certainly go in for NYE fireworks in a big way ... very noisy ones too

We've had our first frost of the winter - the temp in the back garden dropped to 0.8C  - now the eastern sky is pink and the wood pigeons are cooing in the ash tree.

Glad you all had a good time last night ............ did Edd intend that picture to illustrate his vermiculture thread


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:29

'Fraid I'm going to be a bit of a lightweight   Happy New Year ........ what's the betting it'll just be me and Pat here in the morning

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:02

We haven't had a frost yet this winter, and I doubt if we'll have one tonight ... too sheltered and close to the city.

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