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Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 19:38

@christopher.. so right.. i am addicted to them after being given some few years back.. my woodland garden is full of them.. but not in flower yet.. still to warm here i think..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:23

we had fog to start by cleared by 20am and now very blue skies and hot sunshine again.. gorgeous to be out in.


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:22

my native yellow british primroses have started flower in teh last few weeks.. think the wet and cold then warm weather of the last month has confused them..


i am sat here still praying for some rain for my garden as hard as concrete and my lawn is near on brown all over form lack of water.. water butts are nearly empty and desperately need some.. have not hda any for weeks and weeks..last lot was on a monday night start of schools hols.. and that only just filled the butts up..


Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:17

@sylviaf40409.. that is wierd.. when my new neighbours moved in they knew nothin about the dispute i had with my old neighbour over their falling down fence and the need to repair it to stop their dog coming over mine and messing on my lawn.

so they asked their solicitor who informed them that it is only notifiable if the police or courts have been involved.. other than that it is not classed as a reported dispute... if they did it on all arguements and disputes there would be pages and pages of paper work documenting them all...

so we will have to agree to disagree

Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 13:13

  Well i didnt think i would get wone any better than the last but here it is....            


 it measures 13ins long and has a circumference of 8.5 ins at the top.. impressive.. cant wiat to eat it.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/09/2012 at 16:58

hi has been very hot today 22c onlyt slight breeze.. blue skies and fluffy white clouds.. do need rain.. garden is llike concrete and the lawn fertilizer still  not soaked in.

My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:13

well i know htey not thte smae of verbena.. but i took some 4 days ago this way and they are doing very well.. fingers crossed..


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:11

ok here is a link to the page.. hope i have done this right...


My cuttings!

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:09

pam.. no this is first year for me too. but i added to my scrapbook how to ake cuttings from a piece on this site.. so easy.. also i have noticed the ones in the garden have grown shooters out.. some at leat 8 ins away.. they grow from root base bit like tuberus plants.. wasnt expecting that.. so i ahve dug them up today and potted on and have 4 more plants.. you can check the peice out via clciking on me and going to scrap book i think.

bird feeders

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 20:02

@yes pigeons.. we have wood pigeons and we are fattening them up for when times are a bit tough for Sunday roast..


I am thinking you have grey squirrels over there.. here we only have red and they are not such a problem perhaps.. very shy creatures.. we are not allowed to do anything to hurt them or deter them.  I believe that greys are counted as vermin and cann be killed if a pest.. would have to check on that. We had a scare here otehr year when someone reported seeing a grey one in the woods.. a fullscale hunt was set out but nothing found.

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