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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. 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 08:01

LP - how horrible. What can anyone do to make that better? So much worse when everyone around you is talking about Christmas and having a happy time. It can be a hellish time for so many people. 

RB - your son seems to be coming on really well - hope the physio helps to speed up the process too.

Not caught up yet with stuff I've missed. Thanks for the update re Edd Dove. What a load of worry. I had a friend who got those cysts frequently, but the first one was a huge trauma until she found out what it was and had the treatment. 


Posted: 17/12/2015 at 07:47

Morning/afties all. You've all been very chatty already - thought I was seeing things when I saw Hosta's name so early....

#Nappy, nappy,  nappy ,  nappy about things we'd.....ok, maybe not 

Wasn't on here last night so I'll have a quick look round before I head out. Very dark and wet - can't believe we're almost at the end of another year though. Know what you mean about going to and from work in the dark jo. It'll be nice to get a bit of brightness on the way home 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 08:06

Forgot to say - Edd - that video link was funny, although I hope it was just the stone skimming that reminded you of me, and not the bit at the end.... 

Don't eat too much chicky 

Off to work so have a good day everyone. 


Posted: 16/12/2015 at 07:53

Morning all/ afties Pat 

W'song - I like mine colour coordinated too  I also have some little birds like Dove has on her tree. They reminded me of the ones my mum used to have 

Clari - me too, re the geometry rather than curves. Always been like that -  like a nice straight, level edge. Useful for diy projects though - rarely need a spirit level 

LP - that's good news about your back. Take the advice though - take it easy!

I've missed Edd's news- can someone enlighten me pretty please 

I think I should do Christmas cards soon....

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