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Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:54

Dove - did you get a duff present because your birthday was so close to Christmas? 

I'd rather have snow and frost - we get so much cold, wet windy stuff. Bone freezing 

Anyway - apparently it's all true - the Bewick swans have arrived nearly a month early from Russia. We're all doomed I tell you....

Do they arrive in Cadillacs?  Bewick/Buick - get it?  

I'll get me coat...

When to plant spring bulbs?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:50

Many of mine are in a border mulched with bark James. They look good against it too - a good contrast  


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 07:48

Morning all - and hello 'stranger' W'song! Big congrats and lovely to see you   

Hope the weather stays fine for you to drive with the top down. The car- not you that is....

They were saying rain and showers for your 'corner' Dove. Think you might have it for a few days 

Verd - no cake tomorrow if you don't behave remember 

Re Pat's camping stoves - I remember during the power cuts in the seventies, my Mum heated tins of beans and sausages for our tea on one of them! 

Happy days 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 23:24

Eileen - I bought a white broom a couple of years ago as I love it. It stayed in a pot (potted on into a bigger one as it grew) till this summer,  when I planted it in a border. It flowered fine last year and this.

They don't need much feeding or extra attention  

When to plant spring bulbs?

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 23:18

They'll be fine Sam. They may just be a bit later flowering but that's about all 

I bought some daffs and tulips a few weeks ago. Still in their bags...

Lawn is mostly moss!

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 21:44

It'll only spread if  the tree canopy gets bigger - shade's one of the main reasons for lots of moss - compaction and poor drainage being the others.  I'd leave it and maybe just use some weed and feed in spring and keep it regularly mown as already suggested.

If you have plenty of lawn available for dog and future kids ( ) it's not really going to be an issue. 


Posted: 13/10/2015 at 21:37

I got very emotional taking the girls there T'bird.  I scattered some of my parents ashes there about six years ago, after Dad died. They have that view forever. 

Pen Y Fan looks a nice hill - perhaps I could travel down and do it as a different challenge 

Would be good if your knees are ok and you manage it, but here's hoping you get good weather for views anyway. The landscape is stunning in Britain when you get those 'proper' seasons. I know that frozen vegetation you describe only too well. Layers of frost on frost over days or weeks - incredibly beautiful. 

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 21:11
1Runnybeak1 wrote (see)

My husband and I were asked to leave the cinema this afternoon because we took our own food in.......Tsk, its ages since we had a  barbecue.  








Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:48
4thPanda wrote (see)

Bet little Fairy is delighted you put a pic of her behind on the forum  

Sshhhh...don't shout.....

Winter colour for a pot located in shaded northern exposure

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 20:47

Just an additional thought Natalie - even though your trough is facing north and therefore won't get dried out too quickly, you'll need to keep an eye on it re watering. It'll be in the shelter of the house wall, so don't rely on rainwater alone to keep it moist  

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