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Posted: 07/01/2014 at 13:51

Good day

No sunshine here, - squally showers and still the wind- but it is not as dark as it has been over the last few days.

Went to WW today, have reached my goal (well I did just before christmas ), Means I have lost 50lb, or did I tell you. Any way I somehow managed to only put a pound on, find that quite surprising.

Love that kitty Dove, I always try to rescue animals if possible. Dog was one and so was one of the cats.

Attempting to complete seed order today but wouldn't mind seeing PamLL's programme as I quite like the idea of making a formal annual planting scheme in my circular bed and am not sure how to get the balance right.

I feel it's one of those things that could go disastrously wrong!


Posted: 06/01/2014 at 14:25

Good day

A new puddycat sounds an exciting trip 

I am a but lacking in sleep as dog has now decided to bark at night - round about 1 (ignored last night)  then between 4 and 5 - always needs to go out then now- and about 6 he was barking so much he got son up as well - nothing wrong and didn;'t want to go out.

Problem is (I think) that he used to sleep in hall, on landing and choose which bedroom door he would crash outside but now we have to put him in Kitchen/diner as his legs are too wobbly to risk him going up and down stairs.

Have been trying to make my mind up about seeds, decisions, decisions, decisions.

I know I probably missed the posts but  posters from Cornwall and down south are OK aren't they?

Raised Veg beds design & construction

Posted: 05/01/2014 at 18:51

Hi Hophead

I bought my raised bed kits from Harrod Horticultural. They have a lot of different sizes and different qualities. They are easy to construct (i did them myself) and delivery etc was very good


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:48

Worcestershire here - you are not joking about being horrible.

Dreading Sunday 

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:42

Have found out what it's called now -Clem. Cirrohsa 'Wisley Magic'


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 13:35


Still can't see properly through eye so no driving - getting a bit stir crazy here

Torrential rain at moment and the wind is really roaring, glad I did a storm tidy up this morning.

All roads to the next town to us are closed, the warning signs are now semi-permanent here about it. R, Severn is not supposed to peak until 5 tomorrow but is already 4.5m up. It does not affect us directly, but does mean it is hard to get about because of road closures.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 12:38

This post made me look more closely at garden and today I noticed these

 It's a clematis called ------------Bell I think. It's the first year it has flowered so feel very chuffed with it


Posted: 03/01/2014 at 11:28

Verdun I was thi ing of you when I heard of the 'weather' and tides down there. Hope your dog recovers and you get there and back safely

My dog has survived - we now call him the Lazurus dog.

The vet was amazed his legs 'returned' -  he is still a bit wobbly but playful. He leans slightly to the left (head and tail) Yesterday I took him on a slightly longer walk (not far though) and he could sniff, he could cock his leg (that went for a while) but he could not do the 2 things together and fell over.

At least now if anything happens I am more prepared


Have been outside - with these storms I have now lost 3 lovely ceramic pots with large hosta in. Hopefully being dumped into a cheap plastic pot will not do any lasting damage but the roots may not be covered because of the different pot shapes.

Hope you all keep your feet dry 

White fly in compost

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 11:16

Thank you both

I did wonder about leaving the lid off, I have loads of shredded paper waiting to go somewhere and somewhere have some sticky traps.

Just can't seem to get dry weather though!!!!!

Anyone else any advice would be appreciated.

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 16:41

I forgot - Found cyclamen coum nestling in a weedy bed, lovely deep colour as well

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ways to propagate 
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moving them 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Jewell garden - suggestions

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