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Gardening Shows in 2013

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 09:31

We have been to both Tatton and Spring and Autumn shows at Malvern. Can recommend both. Malvern is a more manageable site, not too big, the Autumn show was more like a country show, with food stall and animals or it was when we went a few years ago, but enjoyable none the less. We haven't been to any shows in the last couple of years partly due to health reasons, OH has had both knees replaced, and the cost of entrance. We have also been to Forde Abbey, great garden centre, very affordable. It was when we visited just a garden to walk round. Beautiful

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 Forde Abbey June 2009

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Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:08

Good Night Geoff,   Who's Derek?  I'm going to catch up with Mr Selfridge.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:01

We have a beautiful climbing Rose called Compassion, disease resistant,  large pink flowers, good fragrance, and lovely glossy foliage.

 

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Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:53

I think the pub we stayed in last week at Stratford was haunted. It was 16th century, and the cleaning lady told us she had seen ' things'. It sounded like people were moving furniture in the middle of the night, perhaps they were. And no I hadn't had a drink

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Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:38

Geoff.

Do you want to borrow  my specs?, I posted Lincolnshire WOLDS not woods,-- by the way the sausages are very good.

I installed Windows 8 on my PC couldn't make head nor tail of it so took it off, I like things to be simple, enough complications in life without adding to them.

I like Robbie, singing, but he always looks a bit strange to me

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 16:26

Nr Lincoln.

Not been a bad day here, bit on the dull side but no wind, so not feeling too cold. Grass has had its first slight trim and various other tidying done, things are starting to look better in the garden.

Chris.

 

Camellia

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 16:21

It a deep pink, I don't know its name. We have had it for so long I've forgotten.

It's a lovely idea having a family border, might do a bit of resarch myself into plants for our family, some are easier than others to find.

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Posted: 20/02/2013 at 16:11

Hi everyone.

We have been out this morning to what must be the smallest butchers shop in the country Tiny place in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.. My cousin recommended the sausages and so we decided to have a trip out to buy some. It was like stepping back in time, just a counter, no displays of meat, you have to ask for what you want and the butcher disappears into the walk in fridge and produces the meat and then cuts it up to whatever size you want. No sawdust on the floor though very quaint.

Called at the GC on the way home, bought 6 begonia corms, and 2 dahlias, both single flowered,good for bees, one called Blue Bayou, reminded me of Roy Orbison, So will have get on and set them in the GH.

Lovely crocus, spring can not be far away.

Hope Jess enjoyed her lunch at the cafe. did she have chips?

Camellia

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 15:44

Hi Bjay.

As promised yesterday a couple of pictures of the camellia in our garden taken this afternoon.

 

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 Buds just waiting for some better weather.

Camellia

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 22:26

Our is in the middle if a mixed border, with conifers each side and doesn't get any direct sunlight on our side, and none after lunch time on the side bordering the neighbours. Will try to get a photo tomorrow. It faces due north on our side. It is quite shady but still thrives. Hope this helps.

Chris

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