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Latest posts by fidgetbones

Mystery prickly plant

Posted: 23/12/2013 at 09:37

I would leave the hips for the birds, and then prune down hard in Spring.


Posted: 22/12/2013 at 14:35

I love the reindeer gingerbreads.

I braved the crazyland that was planet Tesco this morning. I couldn't believe I managed to get the till with the operator being till trained. Three days before xmas!!!!.

It then hailed here, and the road and garden were coated white for 10 minutes or so.

 Looked almost christmassy. I still have an inclination to hibernate and emerge when its all over.

 Have a good day everyone.

Oh No!!

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 14:28

They might even release them on dvd. I have three of Geoff Hamiltons winter series on dvd.

There is a major blunder on Carol Kleins cottage garden bit. Even OH picked up on it. We were watching Geoff Hamilton in his cottage garden series, then the new series. In both of them, Dove Cottage near Ashbourne is featured. Now, when I last was in that direction, it was in Derbyshire, but Carol said it was in West Yorkshire. I think she was a bit lost.

It might make a good place for a forum trip next year.It has a nursery next door with lots of plants (No mail order) Easy enough for Notts/Derbs contingent along the A52, or from South Yorkshire.

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 21:47

Its difficult to id plants at this time of year, and a lot will have gone below ground for the winter. But we'll have a go.  There will  probably be bulbs below ground to surprise you in spring. You will not damage much by doing nothing.  Obvious weeds I would remove, but basically go slowly until you know what you have, and what you want to keep or alter.


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 23:47

Now you've sorted out the Xmas elves, you can put you feet up for a bit, Fairygirl. Welcome back.

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:48

 Black swan, Swan river, Perth, Western Australia.

Oh No!!

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 22:26

I don't think they will repeat the first two though.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 11:42

Queen of hearts is a nice spotty pink oriental, so cut off the old leaves and enjoy the flowers.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 11:38
Verdun wrote (see)

Got 2013 calendar half price.      It had December's page missing but  by the time december comes around again I will get 2014 calendar for same deal.  We Cornish aren't daft 

Err. Did you like the pictures?

. I've just thrown out a 2007 calender I kept because I liked the pictures.


Posted: 20/12/2013 at 11:34

I'm assuming lots of bulbs already to come up?

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