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Posted: 31/03/2015 at 17:10

Punkdoc- chill out - I recommend plant porn - had a look at some myself earlier 

Had a dog that was allergic to dog biscuits used to have wet food and wholemeal bread - a big dog so that's how I began making my own

Verdun - sun - huh!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just been for a walk though, round the block (about a mile). I have gone from walking 2-3 times a day and gardening constantly to doing nothing. Have to get whole body fit again so walking it is -,can't garden, no digging allowed. Just need a walkmate and I'll be happy


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:44

I was going to go for a walk - much safer to stay in and do plant shopping on internet though 

and there was a white Echinops I just had to have and of course you can't just buy one plant can you?  Have to make it worth the postage so.......

and I have wanted to try Sarah Raven for some time so......... 


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:24

Dustbin has come home and is reunited with lid. New neighbours saw it and thought it was theirs, then found theirs around the corner.

Hope those travelling today do so safely

just had a hot cross bun - luvverly


Posted: 31/03/2015 at 13:47


Now if anyone has seen our dustbin, please we would like it back. we do have the lid.

Cold house is even more decrepit now, little holly tree has been place in the store as was rocking around in its pot and the rose up the house wall needs attention BUT not in this wind!

Also my hair is all over the place - then again nothing new there

Next doors large trampoline has blown across their garden - fortunately not our way. as they are away that's a nice surprise to come home to

Have never seen hedgehog here, though do make a hedgehog house every year just in case

Hope everyone has survived more or less intact.


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 21:09

Thank you for that GG. I buy it sometimes so will make a point of getting it. Which day does it come out? Do you know?

Quite like the idea of glads for cutting but not sure I have enough room for that many. Will have a thunk, thanks

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:18

Thinks 'Thanks to Mr Google' 

Magnolia Stellata (pink)

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:02

I was going to say, but Chicky beat me to it, I have a Leonard Mesell which has lovely pink star flowers and is just coming into flower now.

Can't say I've noticed any scent though


Posted: 30/03/2015 at 14:53


It's a wondeful feeling isn't it when that mortgage is paid off. Congratulations

Is it Dove's Pa funeral today or the day for arrangements - either way thinking of you and Verdun. That was hard for us mum's first birthday away from us, it was also the first anniversar of her leaving us

It's the hardest one so thoughts are with you

Have spent morning pottering in GH. Think I am going for a walk now - too much inactivity!!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 20:02

Beau you mean you are going to the SM for your sunflowers

I'm OK - just fed up about larkspurs - took over a month to get them to germinate - set myself a deadline for full flower end of July so quite a delay I think. 

I don't know, novice here with guess work. Larkspurs were mainly for confetti making.

Case of watch this space.

Well done GG have been recommended to grow ageratum but not sure about it so am not. Look forward to seeing your results with them.


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:28

Check Cyber lockers - enjoy 

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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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