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Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:48

Consider it done chicky  

I rather like doing bathrooms. I'm fond of a shiny tap....


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:28

I was out earlier and had a quick look at the garden when I came back. New shoots appearing on my Ligularia in it's new raised bed home. Seems very early for it, but perhaps  spring may just sneak in without a late winter appearing. Hope so 

Someone was talking about Osmanthus earlier and I had a look at mine too. Planted it late last summer and it's looking very green and happy.

I should have gone for a walk too chick- it cleared up here - but I did the shopping and the rest of the h****work while I was in that frame of mind. Of course, the girls never even noticed their dust free rooms when they came back. Why do I bother.

I waved my wand for Dove's bathroom this afternoon - will I do yours while I'm free for ten minutes before dinner?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:20

chick - as if we'd do that to you.....

Andy - I always have some tatties! Love my mash 

Lyn - I'm intrigued. Must be very intricate work, but satisfying  

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 19:10

Hi Pignut. Welcome to the forum. There are loads of helpful, kind people on here who will give you  advice.

You have a big project ahead but it'll be great for you and your family. Just keeping the grass cut will be a big task initially!

Best of luck with it all. 

Can I prune a juniper bush?

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:33

Aren't they all SG. Never happier than when they're hacking stuff back to a 'manageable' size, and every shrub looks the same......


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 17:25

I read or heard that quote  somewhere recently too pd -  it made me laugh. I'm sure you can find a little something for easing the pain. Perhaps in liquid form? 

I found a couple of lilac drumstick primulas languishing under the rhodo at the front window last year so popped them in a couple of pots. Just have to find somewhere for them. They remind me of my mum. Think they were one of the few plants she managed not to kill. 

I'll wave my wand Dove......there's something very satisfying about cleaning a bathroom - or am I weird? Worst bit for me is removing youngest's long hairs from every corner. She moults constantly. 

Think the architect has realised I'm not a pushover. He's bringing the amended (yet again) plans tomorrow.  Frank Lloyd Wright he ain't....


Posted: 02/02/2014 at 14:04

Glad you've had a productive and enjoyable day pd 

The sun's made a brief appearance here but it's very cold. Won't be tackling any real gardening here for a while. I now have a gleaming bathroom and must go and do hoovering etc before getting some food shopping 

Phoned ins co and hoping to get my car repaired through them as it's going to be around £300. Just have to check with claims dept tomorrow that the repairer I went to for the quote is one they use. Fingers crossed. 

Cup of tea now 

60cm Plant Pot (For Apple Trees)

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:56

I have a couple of apple trees in large containers which I got in B&Q last year. They look like terracotta but are resin. I think they were about £15 but they had a three for two offer at the time. Homebase does large terracotta pots for about £10/£12. I got a very large one last year, but perhaps you don't want anything too heavy?

Here are the pots the apple trees are in:


miserable strawberry leaves

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:27

I'd do that Mags. It tidies them up for the new leaves appearing in spring - or maybe sooner if the mild weather stays. I bought a few at the tail end of last season, as I have none here, and they've been tucked under the kitchen window just in the pots they came in.  All the leaves have remained green 

Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 13:22

They are gorgeous Dove  

I'd have the white one in a heartbeat. My sole one is a large white and I'm looking froward to it.

Lovely pix Nikki -particularly love the swan and water droplets on the seedling.

Glad you're ok David. At least the insurance helps a bit.

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