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Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:50
KEF wrote (see)

I think the Monty thread will go soon.


Distinctive Shrub/Plant

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:49

Glad it was peaceful for him Julie.

It's a lovely thing to do . It's more difficult to find flowering shrubs for this time of year but Lizzie's given you some great suggestions, and you could also add some early bulbs round the base if you pick a deciduous shrub like the Witch Hazel or Daphne. That will give you extended interest. Crocus and snowdrops are flowering at this time of year. You'll often get snowdrops in GC's and nurseries just now in pots, or in another month or so 'in the green' ( just means with their foliage still on ) and they take more readily than planting them as bulbs in autumn. Crocus will be available end of summer/early autumn and are very easy to plant and look after.


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:37

More high jinks lily.  Us workin' folks have missed all the fun 

Do you think he'd have any success trying to be me?

Don't answer that.....

Has doc been around today?  Worried about him. 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:32

Ooh which one Dove?  Their first album was tremendous. Big favourite in this house.

I wouldn't have admitted to that chicky 

Bowie 'Hunky Dory' - and he's still a class act.

Regina Spektor. Stunning. My eldest daughter sang her song 'Samson' in a competition at school several years ago accompanied by a friend on piano. Reduced me to floods. A friend said afterwards 'I didn't know she had such a lovely voice'.  

I said  'Neither did I'... 

She doesn't sound so good in her bedroom...

Native Pond Plants

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 14:20

Wouldn't know how girly girls feel Clari! 

Mint is great for fish cover, but like it's culinary pal it's very invasive so keep it contained or it'll take over the whole pond. It'll grow on boggy ground as well. I had a corkscrew rush in my last pond which was very attractive and good cover for fish. Juncus effusis 'Spiralis' is it's name I think. Caltha palustris - the marsh marigold is useful for margins or boggy areas and will seed around. It can almost be a weed if it likes it's home! It's in flower at this time of year so a handy one for some early colour. A really useful one is Equisetum which is a relative of Horsetail , but before you panic, it's a cultivated form. I had it in my first pond - it's very architectural and ideal for dragonflies to climb out the pond when they're ready. 


Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:53

Morning all. chicky - I think it's quite likely you'll get hooked 

In fact, best send them up to me and I can spare you the inevitable drain on your bank balance 

Wet here again, but supposed to clear later. Work for me soon 

Rose and clematis combination

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 07:46

Similar to Mike, I had a montana planted near the back door at a previous house. It was trained one way to go along the side fence and the other to go over the back door. At the fence side I had a New Dawn rose and on the other side a clematis Rouge Cardinal. They used the montana as their climbing support.  If I ever needed to hack back the montana (which I did) it was done after the clematis had finished flowering  in early autumn. I did some smaller bits of pruning now and again to keep everything happy and tidy 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:42

They're lovely chicky. I'm not one for collections and I don't like bi-coloured flowers yet I could see myself doing an auricula theatre one day. There's something very appealing  and charming about those perfectly painted little flowers 

I'm off to bed too. Night all 

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 22:22

Now art - that's fighting talk telling me you're not a fan of Mr Kelly! 

I love The Bandwagon with Fred - I was always envious of Cyd Charisse in that red dress!

Another favourite for me to sing along with is the original Broadway soundtrack from Mack and Mabel by Jerry Herman (he wrote Hello Dolly). Torvill and Dean used it for one of their earlier routines and I've loved it ever since.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 21:19

art - you'll have to fight Dove and me for him!  

I just love him. He seems so genuine and delightful in every way as well as being one of  the true greats of all time. Have you heard the soprano Sonya Yoncheva who won his Operalia competition a few years ago? I think she's remarkable. Not made any recordings as yet but I hope she does. 

I don't care if people hear me sing. There is no greater feeling than to sing along with something you love - even if you can't hit all the notes perfectly!

That sort of reminds me of the Morecambe and Wise show with Andrew Preview. 

I also love the great MGM musicals with those wonderful songs. You can't help but smile at Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont when she does Singin in the Rain at the end with Debbie Reynolds behind the curtain. It's the arm movements. If you know the film - you'll know what I mean 

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