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Major Garden Overhaul

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:36

You can make a cottage garden as cheap or as expensive as you want.

 Geoff Hamilton made two cottage gardens, to please either pocket.

You can get his DVD on amazon for £8. this has three series in, but the cottage garden one shows you some examples to go on with.

That would give you some idea to get started with. You might need a contractor to lay paths, but you can do it yourself.

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:28

Lovely photo, is it one of yours?

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/01/2014 at 11:27

Happy  New Year to you to , David



Posted: 01/01/2014 at 00:21

I'm raising a glass to a brilliant 2014. cheers everyone.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:34

Glad it went well , John.  Happy and Healthy New Year to you too.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 19:24

Happy new year everyone





Posted: 31/12/2013 at 14:49

I've got two hellebores in pots in flower, but they were bought like that when I bought  them , so they could have been forced. Adeep  purple orientalis type is struggling to open a bud, but not quite there yet.The hazels have catkins, and the Viburnum bodnantense Dawn would be expected, and the broccoli that has run to flower when it didn't get picked.

The odd things are the oxeye daisy, hesperis matronalis, and the purple flowered golden leaved dead nettle, and the lychnis coronaria.

 There is some white argyranthemum struggling on, and the bowles mauve erysimum has started flowering.

The squirrels have dug a lot of bulbs up that will need planting again.


Posted: 31/12/2013 at 10:39

Well, that's two weeks running I forgot to put the wheelybins out.I might need a well stuffed person to jump on the contents and squash it down. One of the neighbours is away, I suspect his bin might get the overflow. It's all calm on the weather front here.  Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 22:59

No, just Verduns cravings.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 22:45

 and then there's cream filled caramel donuts- virtually calorie  free.

Discussions started by fidgetbones

fungi identification please

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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

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squash crown prince

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Talkback: The best way to grow potatoes

I always thought that potatoes need a lot of water. Certainly the potato growers in Lincolnshire seem to use water cannons to irrigate throu... 
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Talkback: Grass snakes

Snakes in the kitchen? NOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
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Fascinated by Fasciation

Photos of fasciated flowers/stems/seed pods. 
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Talkback: Seven-spot ladybirds

This year is the first time I have seen ladybirds mating. Then I found another lot the same day.I recorded them as well. Well, I would soone... 
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ladybirds mating?

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Bug identification please.

black and yellow body, yellow legs, black antennae 
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Identification needed

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Felley Priory Bluebells.

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Hidcote on Easter Sunday

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bluebells at Felley priory.

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