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silly quotes

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:47
Ah but KEF, I really DID see Santa - last week at a party for one, the week before at Kelham Island for two....

Riddle me

Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:40
Gutted im wrong! Where b Karen with the answer or more clues? Like your clue Verdun , makes me thing of OH who usually sits in corner of sofa watching sport, but now off in France playing in the snow ( not quite round the world...)


Posted: 14/12/2013 at 09:34
Morning all, I was in bed before 9 last might, straight to sleep and still there now, just about awake.
Kef your night sounds great fun.,
Not watched programme yet but planning a lazy day, worked hard all week (the unpaid 24/7 type of work).
Have a good day everyone.

Riddle me

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 19:22
B Karen , not had time to google just a simple thought - is it something to do with sky?

2014 - The year of the garden

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 22:31

''A good glass of wine and some music really helps it the concept stage as
it can be really frustrating at times'' - I love this highly practical quote from Scott Lawrence!

Just caught up on this thread again, my own experience in planning our garden was also lots of wine, music and paper sketches!

My starting point was where to sit in the evening sun, ie: how we as a family use the garden. Next was how to incorporate my own love of gardens with the necessity of trampoline, hot tub for OH, and play spaces for the children. I wanted to see as much planting as possible from the house (before starting the garden the priority was to see the area where the children played, I waited very patiently).

you may one day know the soil and location requirements of the 'purple one', or your garden 'style/taste/requirements' may change.

Above all aim for perfection (take professional advice on-board) but be comfortable with never quite getting it right and being able to adapt (and put your personal stamp on it) and deal with whatever course your garden decides to take (nature's always right).



Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 21:59

OMG, just watched episode 2. So inspiring!

I now NEED topiary, but left wondering what I can use which already exists in my garden -I like the idea of box in a pot, and have a holly clipped into a ball begging for something more interesting - but the programme didn't address how to work with different plant growth pattern and kept to box and yew as the only examples. Nevertheless the seed of inspiration is well and truly planted, I would personally need a follow up programme to feel confident to get started (fingers crossed).

Rooftop gardening - not relevant for me but how wonderful did they look?! If that can kick city businesses and dwellers into action it would hopefully and easily become the norm for the future. Maybe a mention of green roofs for sheds etc would have helped to tie in to idea of gardening in difficult, shallow soil conditions and thereby giving more relevance to the traditional gardeners who may move to a city in future.(sorry  a bit of waffle to try and get the point across).

Looking forward to the next episode, not that I have 'room' for any more inspiration!




Posted: 12/12/2013 at 14:28
That's certainly a nice quiet PINK clueless! Well done for raising money for a lovely cause.
PD - now I AM worried about you...most of us grow out if imaginary friends by a tender age but taking your imaginary dog for a walk!! Did you remember its lead, and did you throw sticks for it, and call its name? hope you manage to beat some common sense into the GPs, with an imaginary stock of course!
Hope you mend soon BL.


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 07:56
Oh wow, what a sky!


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 21:32

See what I mean, Archie beat me to it and I never saw him there - Hi Archie!


Posted: 11/12/2013 at 21:30

Hi Garden Gal, if there's nothing in there just leave it alone, maybe dig in some manure, others will advise on this. I don't 'do' veg but lots of people on here will be able to help. Enjoy the forum.

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