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Posted: 25/11/2013 at 07:30

Good morning all   I was getting on with knitting OH's pully last evening - even with the best will in the world I can't knit and noodle on here at the same time - the wool gets tangled up

Mrs G ((hugs)) don't feel defeated, you've got a whole army of gardeners on your side, and Spring's coming 

Hope Matty's family are all on the mend now.


Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:49

One of mine was quite uneven at the bottom - I just wedged it on a piece of brick tile, with the broken piece at  the back so it didn't show - I had one pot each side of the front porch of the gothic-style cottage where I lived then,  and more dotted around the front garden.  

You're not married to my ex are you?  I didn't get custody of my flower pots 

silly quotes

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:44

His eyes were bigger than his stomach!

What I love about winter in the garden

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:44

And you escaped???!!!  Tsk tsk!!!

Grassless lawn

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:42

I think I'd plant them in the spring - if we get a long cold spell when the land is covered with snow, as we did last year, they might not fare too well if not established. 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:24

Matty - very best wishes to your and your family and especially to your little grand daughter - a difficult time for you all - we're thinking of you ((hugs))

Chimney Pot planting

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:18

In a previous existence I had several tall chimney pots which I used for plants.  I had a selection of plastic pots that lodged firmly inside them without showing from the outside.  In the summer I'd plant them up with pretty pink geraniums (pelargoniums) and pale blue and white trailing lobelias and trailing fuchsias etc.

In the autumn I'd have pots ready planted up with trailing variegated ivy and pink cyclamen hederifolium  and little crocuses and grape hyacinths which looked gorgeous through until late spring.

For late spring I'd have pots ready planted with short bright red tulips and they would last until it was time to replace them with the summer ones.

I don't think you need  fill tall chimneys with compost - nothing you plant in them will need soil that deep, and you might need to move them and then you'd lose everything. 

Presents I've been given that I really really like

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:21

Just sometimes someone gives me a present that I wasn't expecting or hadn't asked for, but that I really really like - and I continue to like it for ages afterwards.

One such present is a clock that tells the hour with the song of different birds  It delights me every time I hear it.


What presents have you received that you still enjoy?


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 17:09

I'm normal too!!! 


Posted: 24/11/2013 at 16:50

Try the garden centres - they may well still have some

 We sat here for our  coffee this morning (well wrapped up) and smiled back at our violas 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Planning planting combinations

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

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Snowdrops in the green - offer

plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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Pingles - old country name for ???

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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

Any tips, recommendations or ones to avoid please 
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Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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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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What is this ornamental tree please?

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A Holly Orchard

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Happy Endings

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

Probably a little late for this year but .... 
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Growing Mushrooms

Has anyone done it on purpose? 
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