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Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:52

Well we ran through the permutations.

Do it online ....easiest but not possible

Bikini on a beach in St Lucia (tacky) upset Mum

Elvis impersonator in Las vegas (very tacky) upset everyone

Underwater in a wet suit in Maldives (not sure thats legal) Cuts out all those that can't dive

Register office and two witnesses grabbed off the street (bit tacky)

Elope to gretna green  (too many midges in Scotland, but I could have fairygirl as a bridesmaid)

ended up with hotel up the road with a Baronial Hall(victorian gothic) able to take 50 to 100 guests.

No I'm not getting married in white. No I'm not pregnant.


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:15

Well I cant complain. He did buy the house next door so I could extend the garden.

Bee friendly plants for plot with natural springs?

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:13

Lavender wont like wet clay.

 You could plant hostas, candelabra primulas, ragged robin, and Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) which the bees love.


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:06

Customer service have emailed back finally. New plants will be dispatched Monday. They didn't say what to do with the delphiniums. Does anyone like pink delphs?. I only like Blue.

Well, generally last year was a year to forget. MIL died. Dad died.Sisters father in law died. Cr*ppy hospitals. etc. I did promise that this year would be better.   So Sisters mother in law died this week. 

Family are desperate for a party.So seeing as we've been living together for 17 years, we thought we might as well get married.

So two parties.  One in the garden in the summer for an engagement party.(I had the sparkly ring sized last November then everything went pear shaped.)

One at somewhere posh for a wedding party in Autumn.

Honeymoon somewhere diving in October, then a party for my Birthday, then His Birthday, then Christmas.   That should just about cover it.

I'd better get the garden looking nice then.....


ID please

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:32

I think its a japanese anemone too.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:31

Lovely tulips Marion.

Dahlia seedlings

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:29

I'd get them into bigger pots. Stand up against a wall for protection and have the fleece ready, or move inside temporarily if a frost is forecast.

Magnolia tree

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:28

You could have the crown lifted, but that wont stop the roots. Magnolias tend to respond to pruning by sending out more shoots. If it makes the house dark, then you might be best to take it out and perhaps plant a new one, a small one perhaps like a Magnolia  liliflora nigra.


Posted: 17/04/2015 at 14:16

Today, while digging out nasty couch grass roots from heavy clay, OH came to me with a box. Rare, unusual and exciting plants it said. Its supposed to be the replacements for the Phlox and Penstemon that didn't grow last year.  Indeed that is what the delivery note says. Shame that there is a dozen delphinium seedlings in the box.  I've got 24 delphinium plants already that I overwintered from last year.

No ones answering the phone at customer service either.  I left a message.

I'm not excited, just exasperated.

seed collection

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 10:50

I use the junk mail envelopes that I seem to get loads of, despite being on the mailing preference list. So long as its paper and not plastic, they're fine.

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