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Posted: Today at 09:23

Kew sounds good. Its not bad from where I live. Straight down the M1, then round the ring road. If himself comes and drives, there is room for a couple of the yorkshire contingent in the back. I've often seen it in Spring, its at least two weeks earlier there than in the Midlands. The magnolias are magnificent.  I suspect the autumn colours could be good.

Today I'm off to the viking museum.

layering for pots including allium bulbs

Posted: Yesterday at 19:00

Whatever you do, make sure daffs are earlies and tulips late. Last year i had tall tulips flowering before short late daffs. It got a bit messy.


Posted: Yesterday at 18:58

Always plenty of  room, David k.

Aloe Vera

Posted: Yesterday at 18:37

Sever with a sharp knife close to the main plant. Let it dry for an hour or two. Pot into gritty compost. Water it in once then leave it , it should root in a few weeks.


Posted: Yesterday at 13:27

Go on Verdun. You know you're going to anyway.



Posted: Yesterday at 13:21

I complained about the small quilt. Now we've got one each.


Posted: Yesterday at 13:20

 Found it.  The greenhouses are a bit like Kew, only much smaller. The schools here must be back, because there are crocodiles of kids everywhere. The hot tropic house is a bubble dome, like eden project but again smaller. They have got an amazonian water lily which has flowered. They protect it with piranhas in the pool. now thats a change from goldfish.

Then it rained so  Iheaded to the art museum. The Monet exhibition I thought was on hasn't started yet, I ended up in a modern art installation. Like being in fog but changing colours. You walk around in a space and the fog changes colour as you walk. Maximum you can see is about a metre. I was glad to get out. I've come back to the hotel (handily next door) for a lie down and an Ibuprofen tablet as my hips hurt

from all the walking.


Posted: Yesterday at 06:51

Morning chicky.

Risking an expensive laptop as check in luggage seemed silly when a flight was only 49 quid.  If he has to send the Laser  scanners and arm abroad, they use fedex. Plenty of room in his room. Only problem is we were fighting for the quilt all night. We seem to have a single quilt on a king size bed.  Six inches either side of bed with no quilt. I'm going to ask reception in we can have another.


Posted: Yesterday at 06:44

Good morning everyone.

Its sunny here and blue skies after yesterdays drizzle..

After breakfast I'm off to explore the botanical gardens, so long as I dont get lost.

Unknown apple variety

Posted: 01/09/2015 at 22:03

I bet they will be when they get the bill.

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