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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 19:20

Chicky, have you ever thought of offering it to NASA?  Looks like it might reach Mars before they do 


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 17:59


Fingers crossed for Chicky and Mr Chicky ((hugs))


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 14:47

Hello again folks   Just back from visiting the Aged Ps, one very content Pa and one quite confused Ma, both happy so that's as good as it can get 

Love the avatar Fg

Dr Dove prescribes a strong Hot Toddy for anyone suffering from anything  

Here you are



Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:25

I've seen shrubs planted with a sort of temporary small 'bank' around to hold water when watering - one of the TV gardeners has shown it, but can't think who - might be Monty D.  

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:22

Forgot the little pot of snowdrops on the terrace - still in bud tho'


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:33

Right, we've got a NYD Flower Count Thread - go on, get out there in the fresh air 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:31

I've been out in my garden and counted everything that's flowering today - that means it's properly open, not in bud.

In my garden I have:

Hellebore orientalis 

Hellebore niger 

Pansies (several pots)

Violas (several pots)

Campanula poscharskyana (lots and lots)

Primrose (native)

Viola odorata

White campion

Herb robert


Winter jasmine


The Vinca major has fat buds but isn't open yet.


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:24

OK - in a mo ...............

Happy New Year Nut and Verdun ((hugs))  it's very mild here and damp but no rain.  

The terrace is like a skating rink - I need to buy a Karcher in the sales!


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 09:08

Just done my NYD flower count - have we got a thread started for it?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 08:04

Brilliant news John   Happy New Year everyone ...... I watched fireworks from the bedroom windows while OH slept soundly with earplugs in - these younger men .... can't take the pace 

I've just come back from a brisk power walk - starting the year as I mean to go on - heading for the shower now .......................

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 21:25

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Last Post: 21/04/2014 at 13:07

Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 11:57

Courgettes - when dare I ............... ?

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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:19

Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Last Post: 04/03/2014 at 08:00

Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Last Post: 14/03/2014 at 13:28

Pingles - old country name for ???

Does anyone remember .... 
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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 10:05

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 12:18

New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 10:05

Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Last Post: 27/01/2014 at 20:27

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 17:33

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

What is this ornamental tree please?

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 22:12

A Holly Orchard

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Last Post: 28/12/2013 at 14:46

Happy Endings

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Last Post: 23/12/2013 at 17:57
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