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Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:50

Have just looked up the tree you mentioned Bjay, it looks lovely, nice and slender, and would fit into most gardens. I can see the attraction.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:38

OH had decided to sweep up near the bird table on the back patio, says he can't stand it any longer It's a howling gale here so it will be as bad again in a short time. leaves everywhere.Told him it would be a waste of time, but he wouldn't listen

Now need to make a sandwich, what to have today? or maybe some tomato soup.......

Where is everyone? all busy bees.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:31

Every year we grow nicotiana Lime Green. It brightens up the borders, so it's a must for me. But as you say there are so many beautiful plants it's hard to choose. Roses of course, clematis, marguerite's, any spring flowers, but especcially snowdrops, they seem to lift the spirits and you know Spring can't be far away.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:06

We have decided to concentrate on growing the old favourite vegetables Potatoes, beans carrots etc and salad crops. In the past we have tried various veg, pak choi white onion etc and had limited success. We haven't a very big veg garden so have decided against growing onions this year as we have found we can buy the amount we need cheaply. In the flower garden and borders, we will do as usual and grow a few annuals in amongst the perennials and bushes. I'm trying orlaya grandiflora and flax this year along with the old favourite nicotiana Lime Green. Just need to get spring here so we can get on with things.

ChrisX

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:20

What is the rubber plug for Geoff? Bath, kitchen sink?

The girls done good

I left the advice about dahlia growing to someone who knows. We just plant them and hope for the best, seem to do alright.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:16

I enjoyed the first programme in the series. We have been to Diane du Poitiers garden, don't know how to spell the name of the garden, it was better in real life than on the tv. Not a style I particularly like but you have just got to admire the grandeur and scale. I am looking forward to this weeks show. We have also been to Villandry, it's wonderful, the way they use vegetables in amongst the flowers, formal, but it works.

Monty does it for me. I think his garden at Long Meadow is influenced by the French garden style. He likes tall clipped hedges and lots of box. Not my cup of tea, but gardens should be about what you enjoy seeing and growing. Everyone is different.

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Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:02

Morning numerous forkers

It's a horrible morning here windy and trying to snow, so I am having a lazy day, don't need to go anywhere.

Bjay. I like all the Bishop dahlias, They have nice foliage and are not too in your face, don't particularly like the big flowered, bright coloured ones. We didn't get our tubers lifted last year, only had a few, so don't expect them to have survived. Will be looking for a few to replace them.

Watched Death in Paradise last night, could just do with a month in a place like that, it looks idyllic, one can only dream

Nothing much else to add at the moment.

Have a good day folks.

ChrisX

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:58

Geoff, Our appointment was for 10-15 and we can only use the bus after 9-30 and it was snowing hard, the first bus we could catch wouldn't have got us there in time, so we had to use the car. City Hall is a good 10min walk from bus station.

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Posted: 05/02/2013 at 16:38

Hi everyone.

Late checking in today. Been rather busy. We had to go into Lincoln this morning to renew bus pass, couldn't find parking spot so ended up rushing into City Hall at the very last second. No time to do hair to make ourselves presentable so new photo's make us look well, what can I say, will leave it to your imagination, but not good.  They have only got to last 5 years Home to get ironing finished then quick lunch and off to hairdressers to get a trim, should have had it done before photo's.

It's been perishing here today, snow showers and cold wind, not nice.

OH has sown broad bean seeds in pots in greenhouse, so a start has been made on this years planting.

You have my sympathy Jean, we were without our heating Christmas 2010, it's just awful. Please you have arrived back safely Glyn. Flo hope you are soon better, Anyone else who is having problems, hope things soon improve. I have had a job to catch up with all postings.

ChrisX

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Posted: 04/02/2013 at 12:53

Geoff. I got them on ebay from the Botany Seeds company, from quite near you at New Milton Hampshire. £1.75 for 10 seeds. + postage and packing £2.10 in total. Just hope they grow!!

Richard III will be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral, might pay a visit when finished, only about 60 miles from us. Will be watching documentary this evening as history is one of my interests

Now for some lunch, toastie I think, Ham and cheese

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Is any one elses flowering now. 
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Vales Emerald Potatoes.

Whats you experience of growing this variety of first early. 
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Huge plant. 
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