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Posted: 24/12/2014 at 13:15

Done the last of the shopping...hope the girls like their air fresheners, screenwash and kindling....

Cup of tea now...anyone fancy a Quality Street? 

Waterproof Garden Shoes

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 10:01

I'll send you mine Gemma 



Posted: 24/12/2014 at 09:55

Morning all. May your day be merry and bright - if possible 

certainly enough mud here for wrestling- lashing sleety rain 

Worse than the overhanging stomach is when they bend over...but I just turn the other cheek....

That was almost as good as Verdun's jokes. Good enough for a cracker anyway 

Dropping daughter at work (supermarket) later. It'll be like Ryanair - she'll still be miles from her destination...


Posted: 23/12/2014 at 20:56

Not a doggy person DD - but son and his new mate look pretty damn happy already.  Lucky dog to have a new, caring home 

KEF's right doc - we made it through last winter and, before you know it, the days will get warmer and we'll all be out there waging war on the weeds, snails, slugs and cats and struggling with wayward stems, failing crops and the neighbour's overhanging branches ....or stomachs.....

Doesn't bear thinking about KEF - that young girl's mother was there. Every shade of wrong when your child dies before you, and right in front of you. 

Christmas from the garden

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:15

Lovely garland LilyP 

I love having some greenery in the house at Christmas and now that it's stopped raining I might bring some in to add to the wreath and the windowsill. That's a really pretty wreath Gardenmaiden. 

Not from the garden, but daughter has finished her Christmas cake and also a new gingerbread house so I thought I'd put the pix on here.



Posted: 23/12/2014 at 13:38

Hello all.  So much sadness around - many people on the forum struggling with health issues and losing family members, and the news isn't any better. I'm just grateful that my daughter is meeting her friends in Glasgow today and not yesterday. Last night I thanked the God I don't believe in for the many blessings I have. So glad you're ok LPilly. 

Perhaps gardening makes us optimists - we're always thinking about next week or next month or next year. Trying to learn from mistakes and stay positive. It's a good metaphor for life. 

Lots of things I'd like to say but I'll simply wish everyone here a happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year. Here's hoping 2015 will bring good news, happiness and better times for everyone

Much love to you all xxx

What to do with new Camelia ?

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 12:06

They're very tough shrubs, so as long as it's previously been outside and not cossetted in a GC or similar, then I'd follow the advice already given and put it outside. If you're not sure how it's been grown, then take a week or so to prepare it for the winter outdoors and keep it out of the worst weather initially till it's happy. They need plenty of moisture especially in late summer when the new buds are forming.

They grow very happily up here in Scotland so just replicate those conditions - lots of rain 

Bossy Birds!

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 11:56

Had a flashback there Edd - looks like my ex mother in law.........

Bossy Birds!

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 11:54

Who are you calling a fat bird Edd?...

Starlings here definitely but I had a cunning plan with my hanging table....and it seems to be far 

leaf mold

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 11:52

Some heathers aren't acid lovers though - so just check which ones you have before you plant!

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