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Posted: 16/11/2013 at 13:47

Oh dear Andy. I do hope all is well. A trip out to a GC will be ovely but don't get buying stuff that needs planting.

I hope you soon recover and get some sense from Hospital. Thinking of you.

(puts my back into perspective)

Acorns seem to have finished showering the garden, Now it's the leaves which I don't mind. Can't wait to fill my new leaf composter I made (how sad am i?)

I just can't get out there at moment to do anything so am feeling a bit frustrated.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:44

Morning Everyone

Not been here for a few days. Have hurt my back and has made me a bit low, and not sleeping very well. I think it is on the mend now, and had abetter night, but am being very careful.

I planted my garlic, laid the fire and then couldn't stand up. OUCH. Did plant garlic in garden and lay fire in house

Garden full of leaves that need to be raked, but they will still be there next week and hopefully will be able to do it then

No seasonal smilies for me it seems

Shall I hack my Verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 16/11/2013 at 11:39

Will be interested in your answers, i was wondering that as well


Posted: 13/11/2013 at 16:58

Good day

Hope all is well and Stacey is oK after scan.

I was thinking about you, Dove,  and Rosa Glauca the other day. I have bought one of those curved supports for mine as it is going a bit floppy. Stiil lovely and the hips have been spectacular.

Have done some proper gardening today, sorted dahlias, dug up the Honka and hope I can keep it. The others I have just cut down,

Then planted the garlic, wish I'd ordered more so may see some at GC next week.

Also planted some broad beans, an experiment, to see if they grow. Have covered them in fleece as I haven't anything else.

Apple blossom

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 12:25

Thanks for  that Jim. I think I will do it then as it seems to make sense. 


Posted: 11/11/2013 at 16:26

All the best for tomorrow Stacey 

I am in the middle of near communication black-out and it is a strange feeling.

I have a new phone that cannot be used till company has changed no. Cannot change no as company's computers are down and have been all day. Old phone is a top up and is running out of money. OH's phone has decided not to work and land line phone will only take recorded messages, we cannot use it as a 'phone' All happened to day. AARRGGHH!!


Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 13:49

 This is the Thiepval Memorial in N. France. It remembers those who never returned from the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and who have no known grave, Amongst the tens of thousands of names is that of my Great Uncle, aged 21

We are the only members of the family to have been in a position to visit it, but this is not my picture.


Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:42

Morning all

I have been asked those questions as well Dove. Seems everytime there is an incident they have to double check in case minds are changed!

Lovely bonfire do last night. Really enjoyed myself. Good company, spectacular fireworks and a bonfire that behaved itself.

Lovely fine clear day today here, and putting washing out, but it proably won't dry it will still 'freshen'

May get into garden later - acorns grrrrrr!

New garden

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 10:35

Hollie, by your photos it looks as if the garden has been loved before.

How exciting to discover what lis in it, both on top and underneath,

And what wonderful views 

Remembrance Sunday

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 23:53


Discussions started by Matty2

Verbena bonariensis

ways to propagate 
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Apple tree in blossom now! 
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moving them 
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Beautiful flower but .... 
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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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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

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