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Posted: 21/11/2015 at 19:28

Lemon meringue sounds lovely DD  - any to spare?   and fish pie 

Separate plates though please 

Told big fairylet that I'd collect her after work and take her back to Uni for the 48 hour marathon game designing/playing bunfight. I may regret offering but shouldn't be too late. At least I won't be getting up too early for walking  

LP - re your multiple posts - you're not 100% so we'll let you off with it  

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:44

Summer flowering perennials don't need sun when they're dormant 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:40

Very chilly here today, minus 4 when I fed the birds this morning, but got a few things done in the garden later when it got a bit warmer. Mainly tidying up leaves, clearing dead stuff,  and loosening the frozen ground in the borders.

Put up a little insect/butterfly house on the shed and watched the birds enjoying their grub  

North Facing Border

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:30

Although it's north facing, you should be able to grow lots of perennials as it's only in winter that it's shady. I've had several similar sites for borders. 

In addition to most of the ones BL mentions above, I also had Polemonium (Jacob's Ladder) is a good plant, as well as early things  like Wood Anemones and  native primulas, and don't forget spring bulbs. In the shadier borders here, I have loads of those but Hellebores and the species tulips will also give early colour. I also use shrubs as it's good to have a succession of flowers and greenery for as long as possible 

Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:19

Quite so pansy. Perhaps you should suggest it to them!   


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:17

Catching up on the tennis after a brisk walk to get some carrots for soup, and a short spell in the garden.  Will be away walking tomorrow so got a few things done that needed attention. The temp crept up to three or four so it wasn't too bad as long as I was moving about. 

Passed two large yews on my walk - covered in gorgeous red berries. They must have been around thirty feet. Never really noticed them before, but I rarely walk along that road. Birds were enjoying them 

RB - I know you can't divulge info, but it clearly needs proper investigation, so hopefully that's what will happen. I think I can safely say we're all thinking of you and hope your son gets the result needed. 


Xhose - Expandable hose - any good?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 15:06


If it seems too good to be usually is 

Camera Corner

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:35

John - those are beautiful pix. As BL said - very hard work to produce that, but what a result!  

The sunset is just gorgeous. 

Hedgehog spotted

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:25

He'll be going into hibernation now Marc. 


Posted: 21/11/2015 at 10:20

LP - you're really struggling   Is there any assurance it will get better? 

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