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Log pile

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:43

If you are worried about the logs rolling, hammer in a couple of stakes on each side of the pile. As for yew being poisonous, I hope the kids aren't chewing it? Its not poisonous if they leave it alone, or wash their hands after being in the garden.


Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:13

Hello everyone. I 've just got back from the West midlands. Its a lot windier there than here in the East midlands. I hope its good tomorrow for all of those going on the snowdrop walk at Anglesey abbey. 

Time to cook dinner. see you later.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:09

Thats apart from the slate grey/blackones. the deep purply red ones, yellow single, yellow,spotted, yellow double. ... and I totally ignored the white ones.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 19:06

What I didn't buy. (mortgage people not lending)


For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:53

 What I bought.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:47

 Green ones for verdun.

For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:44


For hellebore enthusiasts.

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 18:40

I'm back. The rain almost held off, but being in a big polytunnel with a howling gale going on was weird to say the least. Both car parks full, so I was expecting lots of people in the garden, but by the time we got there, there was just me and mum,and a party of germans on a circular tour. We had a look around the gardens, trying not to squelch on the grass too much. There were lots of big snowdrops (sam arnott?), big witch hazels in flower (varying colours) eranthis, cyclamen,iris,  and of course, hellebores. The grasses were standing up well, considering the lousy weather we are having.

There was a big polytunnel open which houses the main stock of hellebores, as well as the normal  sales areas.  So then we headed for the cafe, which is when we discovered where everyone was. it was heaving. having fortified ourselves, I got a trolley. This is where it got bad (for my purse). I couldn't decide which of the glorious specimens to have. I settled on six and a book.I took some photos of green ones for Verdun, but there is not a really deep green.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 21:47

 Panda's still under the snowdrops.


Posted: 07/02/2014 at 20:24

I think pandas still under the snowdrops.

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