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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:34

What a transformation hollie - bet you're thrilled  

Seeds are great for getting instant impact - I did the same when we moved into the house round the corner and I was about to have my first fairylet. No money for anything permanent, but for a couple of packs of scattered seed, I had a good bit of colour and loads of bees 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 13:29

Thanks for the good wishes Nora, and the rest of the team  

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year

love from the Fairy family 

I have a little something up my sleeve for all the Forkers too - all will be revealed on Christmas Eve.....


Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:16

What a lovely Christmas you'll have this year with 'mini lily' 

Off to work now - catch you all later when I get a chance. Have a great day everyone 


Posted: 18/12/2015 at 08:03

Dove - you must have forgotten my invite....but if I leave early I can just about make it. Not had cauliflower cheese for ages  

Wouldn't want to give you my laryngitis though 

OH will be well fed - hope he has a lovely birthday, and your son too Pat 

Pastries sound tasty - but they'd be a bit soggy by the time they got here so I'd better give them a miss    I'm secretly hoping oldest fairylet will make a few of her 'shortbready' biscuits for the Christmas tree. What a laugh we had decorating them last year in various unusual styles!

I hear Npower has been given a massive fine. Hmmm- a utility company treating customers unfairly? Who'd have thought...

The Secret History Of The British Garden

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 07:56

I'd agree with you about Jellicoe, Hosta - always gets overlooked and regarded as a town planner rather than a designer. Same with Kent - Brown cashed in and reaped the benefit while destroying beautiful formal gardens. If you watched Alan Titchmarsh's series about Brown, you'll get a very different view of him  

The bit about Ned Lutyens could have been longer - but I'm very biased as I regard him as a genius and could look at his work all day. 

For anyone who's enjoyed the historical aspect of the series, try and look for some books about the history of garden design - you'll find it enthralling. Roy Strong has written several. 

I didn't enjoy the last programme in the same way as the others. The commercial 'conveyor belt' side of gardening is too depressing for me. 

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 07:48

I'm just hoping we don't get an even longer winter than usual - like last year - and plants, and the sun, get a chance to shine when they're supposed to! 

The crocus are all poking their heads above ground and they always bring a smile, but it's when the daffs and narcissus come through that I feel spring has sprung.

Spirea arguta Bridal Wreath is my signal spring shrub with her fountain of white flowers. I've always loved it.


Posted: 18/12/2015 at 07:42

Morning/afties all. Weirdly mild here too - though slightly colder than it it with Verd I expect 

lily - I wondered what it meant too - then I thought it was a typo 

Watcha cooking then Dove?


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 18:23

Evening all. Just awaiting dinner then I have to take a fairylet out - beginning to wish I hadn't volunteered ...

I see LP's been on the sauce already ...I don't know...

Great result for your daughter Hosta. A new start is a good feeling and it'll make the other bits easier to deal with. 

Sorry you've not been well again Bushman- hopefully things will improve, even if you're rattling

Your dinner sounds lovely Dove - and I hate lamb!  

Heating has switched off as it's even mild here - into double figures all day. We even switched off one of the fires at work for a while - unheard of!



Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:09

It's really not acceptable jo. Surely the landlord realises that power cuts are a frequent occurrence for you? He/she has a duty where heating is concerned. Tell him/her you're getting some high powered electric heaters and those mobile heaters with gas canisters - and you're forwarding the bill....

Off now - see you all later. Stay dry 

What's in your bag?

Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:04

Throwing pots is more likely with our soil  Hosta 

I don't buy peat free compost. There, I've said it. Like others have said - full of c***.

Plastic, metal and all manner of other junk. A large stone - the size of my hand - was in one bag. 

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