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Posted: 07/12/2014 at 08:26

Well I think winter's definitely here. Very dark - snow, sleet and hail on the windows now and none too warm when I was out earlier feeding the robin  

Off for a look round before I have another cuppa and some breakfast. Don't think I'll be venturing out much today. Glad you had a great holiday archie - I could do with that weather 

I suppose I should get some Christmas cards...

Preparation for Hawthorn Hedge

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:36

Result Gemma 

They come in useful now and again don't they? 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:34

No - clatty is more mucky Panda. Dreich is miserable, wet, cold rainy weather. 

Keep up....

Good bit of fund raising by the sound of it  

Not pasta is it KEF? 

Sausage casserole for me and youngest- other one's at work. With lots of mash of course 

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:29

Judy singing 'Have yourself a merry little Christmas' always makes me teary and I love Greg Lake's  'I believe in Father Christmas' with the Prokofiev at the end. 

Proper carols or hymns - for me, it's hard to beat Hark the Herald Angels Sing, but I love the piece of music 'Crown of Roses' ( Tchaikovsky) which I first heard sung donkey's years ago by the King's Singers. Very moving.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:05

We have native primulas growing very happily here in quite unhospitable ground. My neighbour's garden has a couple and the border they're in, next to my front path, is shady, soggy and full of clay. 


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 16:38

Same as minging, manky, clarty, bogging KEF 

I have a mental picture of your green house now. With a bit of luck it'll do as shading for the hot weather next year...

Glad you had a successful day chicky. Lesley - I've done no Christmas shopping. It'll get done the last week when I'm off work and twiddling my thumbs. Don't have much to get these days anyway. I have bought some cranberries to make my sauce...does that count? 

Talkback: How to create an exotic container display

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 15:48

Tells you down the left hand side of the article Mike 

Should have said - it's a summer display so no good for just now unfortunately.


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 15:39

I have some of that too Fishy - it self seeded in a little corner last summer and I put it in a pot to go beside the pond.  I can save some seed next year if you need more. 

My garden looks like it's been burgled!

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 12:40

Lovely pix 

We get fewer frosts and lots of manky damp stuff so lots of bright foliage and evergreens are necessary here. My garden is now looking like the burglars brought  back the plants that they nicked...


Posted: 06/12/2014 at 12:39

I think it may just be worms Lesley....

Such is life. I need a car - it would make my life extremely difficult without one. I'm hoping that's the last major outgoing on it for a while though. what with the boiler as well it's been an expensive start to the winter....

Clatty day here. Do I need to translate that for anyone? 

Must get on with the ironing now that the wash is done. I'm making a lardy/seed thingy for the birds at the same time but it's leaking so having to do it in stages. Hope the feathery b*****s appreciate it 

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