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Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:56

Good morning all

Very mild out there for the time of year - yesterday's top temp was 11.6C  last night's lowest was 9.0C.

An exciting day out today - going with Topbird to hear a talk by Cleve West

Modern Technology etc.

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 05:45

That's a god one Cangran

Talkback: Plants for dry shade

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 21:33

I find that my pulmonaria struggle a bit in the dry area under my trees - they need watering quite frequently during dry spells.  They're much happier in the damper area near the pond.

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 21:25

I blame you lot! 

I've just hunted out the old wire frame I used to use and ordered some more florists winding wire and wire stubs.  Now I've got to hunt out some holly and ivy on a walk down to the marshes .... I shall start from scratch this year!

keep of the grass in winter

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 19:19
nutcutlet wrote (see)
.........  It will be a bit lighter there next year as well Dove, that should help. Some big laurels went through the shredder

Right, that makes sense - I thought something was different .

It's just too boggy to do anything out there in my garden at the moment  - and we're on free draining sandy loam


keep of the grass in winter

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 19:01

A bit of spring sunshine and it'll all be looking lush again Nut


Posted: 27/11/2014 at 18:57

Fidget - sounds like you're on a roll - go girl!!!

Enough is enough.

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 18:00

That's my hope too KEF  


Posted: 27/11/2014 at 17:20
Edd wrote (see)

Yes i know what you mean 1Runnybeak1. It would be nice if you could get it all in one shop.......

Noooooooooooo Edd !!!     Support the small individual shops!!!

Christmas Door Garland/Wreath

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 16:45

You've probably seen these on the website, but I've posted the links in case you haven't.

I've not made one from scratch for ages, when the children used to help me and it was more about what they wanted than how it looked. 

What I do now is to buy a plain holly wreath from the market, and then add to it and alter it.  I don't have enough evergreens in the garden to make the base, but I have enough bits and bobs and things in the house to prettify a plain one.


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