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Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:11

Not seen Elka but Thalia is lovely chicky.  I've got mainly white daffs - Silver Chimes is another nice one. They will definitely look sophisticated 

blueberries plant and heathers in the same pot

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:38

I'd agree. The blueberries will be better on their own so that they can develop to their full potential. 

Clocks go forward tonight

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:25

Verd - so am I - in about six months time.... 

Protecting a planter over winter

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:17

Wire mesh or anything similar, as Dove says, is ideal for planters or containers. I use fruit netting - the small gauge stuff. It also helps deter squirrels if you have any planters with small bulbs in them - they can't get in to dig them out, and the plants grow through and are nicely supported  


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 08:11

Morning all. Horrible weather here but no damage done,  will be doing indoor chores today when I feel more human.

Slept badly  but I didn't get up for a nightshift like the others

Off for a look round to see what was happening after I clocked out 


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 20:16

White flowers lily - great for a shadier spot if it's dampish 


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:58

The one I have in the ground is still green and covered in flowers - that one is in a pot as the bed it's going in won't be ready for a while.

It's nice because the ordinary hydrangeas don't have that foliage colouring as they die back. A real bonus, and one of the reasons I chose them too  


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:50

Like this



Posted: 25/10/2014 at 19:37

Glad you had a lovely day chicky. Hope you enjoy the oak leaf hydrangea. The colour of the foliage is lovely just now   


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 18:34

Sorry MrsG - I'm going to sound like OH and archie as well! If a job's worth doing...

Always had a drier KEF, but had a bad experience with the most recent one - condenser type - and got rid of it. Hopeless in the wet weather though with all the bedding etc, and this house is so small  - no spare rooms to dry stuff. It has now been plugged in and tested 

No outdoor buildings here BM - so will have to clutter the kitchen with it till building work's done - probably in spring now 

Tried to go out and do some bits and pieces but rain came on every time I went out and it was none too warm, so not much done. I enjoyed watching the dunnocks navigate the hanging bird table feeder. One of them was useless - kept standing on the roof and looking sadly at the sides trying to work out how to get in - and the other one just jumped onto the roof off the top of the fence and straight in for his tea! 

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