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Heather Michaels

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Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:41

Hi Verdun!!

Thanks for the welcome back!

Good to see you that you've lost none of your modesty in my time away !


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:39

I'm not Winter's biggest fan, that's true! But unfortunately, every time we have a very wet Autumn, as we did this year, it turns our entire garden into a swamp and it stays that way for months on end, trying to put down your feet, or walk in certain areas of the garden, quite literally means taking your life in your hands, it's deadly. You either slip or sink into the equivalent of a bog, it's awful. We have managed in parts, the odd hit here and there, to clear some sections, but its been very hit and miss. And I hate it. But, we live where we live and this is England and it rains a lot sometimes so we just have to go with the flow and do what we can when we can. 


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 08:31

A quick hi and hello to you all!

It's been, I think, some six months since my last visit to this site. Imagine that! How did that happen?

Oh how I'm looking forward to the Spring! My garden at this point in time is looking a very sorry state indeed, barren for the most part, still swamped in mud due to all the rain, despite it being very cold, snowy and frosty, still covered in Autumn's leaf fall and in need of some serious TLC. Calling Spring!!

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:11

Oh dear! Bad shredder! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:58

Sorry pansy face really not sure. It was here when we took over the tenancy and is clearly quite old and not well tended before we came. I've had to much to do I haven't given it full attention either ashamed to say. I've kept it cut back a little, but it doesn't seem to have improved it much. I'm working with it again now, or trying to but I've been afraid of cutting it back too hard for fear of killing it! And right now I'm thinking that the only thing that would save it is Nut's shredder!



Strictly 2014

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:32

I saw the pairing show. Would love to see Judy Murray stay for a while, I always thought she was a right old battle-axe but I'm warming to her lately. But she was stiff as a board bless her. Whatshername from the Saturdays I think will do very well. For the boys I was really impressed with Jake Wood (him from Eastenders), looked like he could shake the hips a bit. Time will tell, I was a bit tired, maybe it was me swaying and not his hips! Bring it on, can't wait. Missing James Jordan and Robin Windsor this year, but loving Kevin from Grimsby again! 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:24


Pansyface - the Chestnut grows and towers above a very large Japonica (variety escapes me just now) which isn't doing well. Didn't last year and is doing even worse this year. Could that be affected by the Fungus? Or could it be just the fact that its so close to the tree that it isn't getting enough nutrients do you think?

Nut - all the neighbourhood mice chewed through all of my Cyclamen and murdered them 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:13

Thanks Bob, am feeling a little down about it right now 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:12

Will do Edd. Will post tomorrow along with the pics of my oak leaves! Thank you again, you are very knowledgeable. I am learning but I have a long way to go. 

What am I?

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:09

Dammit! I just had this awful sinking feeling when I saw it. OK thanks to both of you, I will be mentioning it to the landlady when I see her, and muse over the possibility of a beautiful, grand, 40 odd foot tall Chestnut tree (which perversely this year is absolutely bursting with Chestnuts) having to come down in the not too distant future. Not a happy bunny 

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

What is this please?

Identification please 
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Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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It's been a long time! 
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What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Trouble loading pictures

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Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
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