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Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:47

Verd - I had to 'scramble' around for a joke as my brain is a bit 'fried' today. I'l try 'eggstra' hard to get one  good enough for the joke thread.....

Rain is actually off just now- hurray! It'll let the dunnocks get on with building their raft to get across the middle of the garden to reach their food...

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 13:37

Good idea KEF. Perhaps looking  back at everyone's pix just now would get us thinking of new things to try in our gardens this year and also fire our imagination - new layouts or colour schemes. I tend to have more foliage plants than flowery flowers as structure's important to  me. In Scotland it's vital to have all year round planting as we spend a lot of time looking out the window at our gardens in the pouring rain!  Seeing my phormiums and all the other 'green' shrubs and plants is lovely during this miserable weather. Spring can take a long time in coming here  


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:44

No idea chick- I googled fairies and that's just one it came up with! 

I like your little yolk....I mean joke..


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:25

I changed my avatar - new pic for the new year - do you think if I kiss him he'll turn into a prince?....

Must go and get on with daughter's curtains if I can summon up the energy. Overdosing on the lemsips and cough bottle so it's not all bad...

What is this glossy leaved evergreen?

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:06

One of the laurels perhaps?


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 12:01

KEF I bought cream for our Christmas eve dinner which was use by 27th December - still fine on our apple pie on 30th...takes more than the use by date to put me off....

Am I wrong or is the mycorrhizal fungus to encourage lots of little roots which help establish the plant/shrub and aid the take up of water and nutrients? 

never a scientist around when you need one is there...


Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:59

Morning everyone. Hope you all survived your wild hedonistic parties last night..

Have done my flower count from indoors as my cough/cold has really taking hold. Very kind of my sister to share... 

Weather is slightly better than it's been of late, but that wouldn't be hard. I swear that poor robin's got webbed feet now...

Don't think I'd need a 'berm' round any of my plants  Pam - they seem to be drowning quite effectively on their own just now. A snorkel would be more use to them! Think Dove and Woody are right with their descriptions. It's supposed to help retain water especially when planting trees or hedging so that they don't go short, but I didn't think it was necessary at this time of year. Lack of water isn't something I have to worry about up here though!   Not used the micro fungus before.  I put hedge in recently inside my new fence, but I just used plenty of compost and I'd put some rotted manure on the other side of the fence in the summer too, as the ground had just been all compacted grass.

Enjoy your day all. Glad you're doing so well John H 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 10:36

Only looking from windows as I'm full of a horrible lurgy that my sister has kindly shared with me...

Flowers on:

Mahonia 'Winter Sun'

Lots of violas


A few dianthus in a pot (don't know variety as my sister gave me them)

Christmas Box

White cyclamen

Loads of 'berried' plants :  Pyracantha, Gaultheria procumbens and Pernettya

Buds only at the moment on the hellebore I bought last spring (a white variety called 'Bob's Best')

Considering there was virtually nothing here when I moved in, I'm quite pleased. Loads of crocus I planted are pushing through and the snowdrops my sister gave me too - so plenty to look forward to. 


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 20:40

Panda -fairydust on it's way to you right now....

I'm off to finish my tea and cake while watching Swan Lake, so it's goodnight from me...

'See' you all next year...

Wishes and resolutions

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:47

My New Year resolution is - not to make any...

it's an easy one to keep that's a whole different ball game....where on earth would I start? 

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