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Posted: 04/09/2013 at 11:28

'A' word not in sight yet.

As for 'C' word, that of course has to start and be planned for from anytime now! So sorry but that's life folks. Would have to take all of Dec off work otherwise and a few trips go psychiatrist!


Posted: 04/09/2013 at 07:15

morning all. Sons first day at 'big school' - the one I fought so hard to get him into!  Smileys working chicky. dove n Bev - he wanted to buy flowers fir teachers on first day, had to say no ,  what a teachers pet / creep I'D look! GC later but first try and get some normality and routine back. good luck panda, and hope appt goes well.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:46

Gilly, absolutely not !

The Bully and the Policeman

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 16:15

That's great Birdy, well done and well said.


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 10:05


May I introduce....

Cheeky and Snarley

Now just to find thery're perfect spot...

seems like I've waited ages for these little guys. I saw them at least a year ago, hoped for them for my birthday, then Xmas, finally saved my pennies up and got them myself. Their twins came last week or so but were damaged, now I've got 4. 



Along The Eastern Border...!!

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:47

Nickhairyegg (WHERE did that name come from?, there used to be a thread on how we chose our names, maybe you could start a new one, I'm intrigued!).

Sounds like the children are important in your garden so, from experience, try to start with plants which you dont spend too much money on and dont mind if they get trampled (well not too much anyway,). 

If you want them involved in the garden try veg, or easier, try herbs, most have flowers and are quite robust. I love thyme, oregano, rosemary and of course lavender, all of which need little care.

Kids love their own patch, but if space is limited, let them have a pot rather than a patch in the border. A stawberry pot?

Try stachys ('lambs ears' again great for the kids, soft furry leaves), heuchara, knifopea ('red hot pokers', great for sword fights as I remember), snap dragons, fox gloves, anything to get the little one's interest may even end up with a future undergardener to help out!

Do you have family or friends you can 'steal' plants from? Cuttings now and soon time for splitting and dividing, planting shrubs.





Posted: 03/09/2013 at 09:04


However, 2nd undergardener has just spent 20 mins picking up fallen apples.   very clever plan to avoid getting washed, teethed and dressed! funny as anything - hes now emptying the dishwasher ( well i think getting ready can wait!!!


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 08:10


mine was sacked for using a football to dead head an allium.

morning all.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 22:37

Hi Caron, glad you're enjoying the site. Lots of people on here to copy from and ask questions. check out the other threads too, always something of interest for everyone.


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 08:12

Think positive panda

Missed that deal on groupin Stacey, will look - see if still available though.

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