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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

New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 14:09

Oh Heck

Now, let me see

Violas, various colour ways


Roses: The fairy pink and white, white goose, Malvern Hills




Arabis Ferdinand-Coburg

Skimmia buds  - aways look better than the flowers In think

Hellebore corsicus in bud but not yet opened



Posted: 02/01/2014 at 14:00

Good day All 

First  Happy New Year

Sorry not been here.

Sorry about your MIL Fidget - dementia is a terrible thing -and it is so hard to explain to them what is happening and what is going on.

Sorry also about the tree Chicky, beautiful magnolia, i hope the tree surgeons create a great space for you and your magnolia survives.

Just extreme water logging here, and one of my roses was bending too much in the wind so will have to have some tlc if we ever get dry enough to do it - bad forecast for the weekend.

White fly in compost

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 13:49

Every time I open my current compost bin (a dalek) to put debris in I am swamped with white fly which seem to have taken up residence in it.

I suspect I put some brassica leaves in a while ago which had them, as I had white fly in the summer.

Any one any suggestions how to get rid of them before they take over the garden when the weather warms up??

How to tackle completely overgrown garden?

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 13:21

So exciting. Our patch was totally overgrown as well. The brambles were a big problem but we tackle it in areas. Digging, then digging over what we had done until virtually clear.

I agree with Verdun, get your lawn down it will give you some structure

Keep an eye open all the time , you never know what plant gems may have survived.

Buy some good gardening books to guide you and of course use  forums


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 16:46

Thanks all - feel really pleased with myself. Have heard the 5/2 can work, But WW worked for me, hardest part now is to maintain it, especially over Christmas

Raking leaves also helps , bins fullls of the things, I know it will be good in a couple of years but at moment just hard work. Wet and windy now so means more clearing when it dries.


Posted: 18/12/2013 at 15:27

Oscar is 13 1/2 so I know it may be it. but we are not giving up yet.

As a result we are unable to leave him so the present delivering trip planned fro the weekend was cancelled. SIL and husband have said they will come down to us tomorrow to do the exchanges instead so I am now having a present wrapping frenzy - well having a break - so they can have all the rels pressies to distribute when they feel they can

Have marzipanned Cake

Oh Big news -As you know I have been attempting to lose weight the WW way - have succeeded, have become a gold member this week - lost 50lb. To celebrate went out and bought a dress and trousers etc. Before weight loss would never wear a dress.

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