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Posted: 01/12/2014 at 07:53

Morning all. Dry here but very dark. Frost forecast for tonight - winter draw(er)s on as they say..well it is December I suppose 

I woke at half 4 on Saturday and watched endless TV in a bid to get back to asleep but no joy. Slept well last night - for me anyway 

It's quite confusing that Michael Palin thing isn't it KEF? 

Got some plants in yesterday after doing the rest of the gravel then took girls to IKEA for a bookcase for oldest....aaagh 

Consider yourself shoved MrsG 

Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:14

Daffs - in particular  - are pretty tough Mand. I have quite a lot of crocus poking through and also tulips and alliums. As the others have said, they'll slow down as it cools. Same thing happened last year as it was so mild.  You'll have a nice display in spring  

my deleting ?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:10

I did it by accident once nut   

Not sure it's necessary though - does it get full after a while and need clearing?

Bit like the wash basket...

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 15:08

Hope you get the weather for it Gemma. I planted a new hedge this time last year and was lucky to have reasonable weather for doing most of it. 

I've just finished what is hopefully my last big task of the year - putting down the 2 tons of gravel I got last week. Still need more but that will have to wait till building work's done in spring and I can finish path right round the side of it.  I still have plants to move around and some to put in but I'll do them at my leisure now that the hard grafting's done 


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:37

Happy St Andrews Day Susan - didn't realise you were also from north of the border  

My sister and I saw Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake when we were little. Must have been a school trip of some kind though as I don't remember my parents being there. My main memory is of the tatty bunch of flowers she got! 

I've been out to take some pix and put washing out, and I'm going to go and get on now. Drive safely lily 

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:55

That's really interesting Topbird.  I hate the shortening of Christmas to Xmas. I never use it....oops I just have 

and now I can't blame it on the Americans...


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:41

They look a bit sad at this time of year don't they Lyn? My girls got me a pygmy one for my birthday so I'm looking forward to it growing on in spring. My pond is so tiny that I've made sure I've got a few evergreens round about it so that it doesn't look completely bare over winter. 

I didn't see your dragonfly pic when you originally posted it. He's a whopper! 

I remember hillwalking in late August a few years ago and, as we walked across an open marshy area, clouds of yellow and black dragonflies took off from the bogs. Wish I had taken a few pix but I was too caught up in the sight! 


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:21

Dove said:

The weather's not really cold yet and hedgehogs often wake during mild spells, have a trundle around, eat a beetle or two and go back to bed.  


I do that myself Dove...



What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 10:14

I love native primulas and harebells. The primulas have flowered all year on and off and are in full flower just now. 


Posted: 30/11/2014 at 09:50

Morning all. Beautiful blue skies and sun here but definitely not warm like September! 

Last bit of gravel to do today and then might try and get a few more plants in if my body can stand it.

MrsG - you remind me of the time I took eldest daughter to see The Nutcracker when she was about 8. Off we went to the posh Edinburgh Playhouse full of posh Edinburgh folk. She was all excited and I had to say to her to be quiet and not talk loudly. All was well and as the curtain rose she was thrilled and taking it all in. Then a little voice whispered   'Mum - what is that man called?' I answered her and she was quiet again.  This happened a couple more times till eventually she asked 'Mum - why is no one talking?'  It had never occurred to me that she didn't realise there was no talking in a  ballet ! She loved it though and even the posh Edinburgh ladies seemed surprised that a little girl had enjoyed the evening so much without disturbing them! 

White's the only hydrangea I like. Love my oak leaf ones. 

Shall we tell Edd to 'pass the oranges then'  if he's getting a bit cheeky?  

Off to see what you've been up to as I've been slightly absent 

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