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philippa smith2

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Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:54

Get OH  to wait til you are out gardening and then he/she locks the door because it is "getting dark "............certainly cuts down on the snack you felt like half way thru a job  Didn't even notice you weren't there

Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:48

OK....thanks.......I should look it up

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:25

Ivonne ......  Look forward to hearing from you on the forum in 2015

Chimonanthus praecox

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:20

I don't know that one but it does look very attractive.  What aspect and soil Nutcutlet ? I'm thinking of my new hedge plan

Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:15 almost sounded like Royalty there..........."The (my) Cat and I .."   I hope you were both well pleased with what you saw and that he or she didn't find too much for you to do come Spring..........pets can be very vocal when something doesn't suit them 

ID please - unknow bulb

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 17:03

lorr...........yes, if it isn't Arum mac., plant up and see.  I don't know if the corms are distinctive enough to tell the difference tho Bob's post seems to suggest otherwise ?  Your original photo of the corm shooting  just looked like my A. mac which can be a real nuisance.

I used to grow quite a few "Arums"........some are truly spectactular and well worth having in the garden.  Hope yours are "goodies" 

Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 16:33

Nutcutlet.......sounds as if you have quite a bit of stuff to enjoy

I've got little really flowering ( due to my clearance programme over the last couple of years ).......Winter honeysuckle has some flowers, one or two Hellebores making the effort and an old Mahonia just opening.  Oh, my Daphne ( marginata ) a poor rescued specimen is just breaking it's buds I noticed today.  My Lemon tree (Quatre Saisons) has several flowers open but as I have now planted in the garden, I imagine they won't last too long if the weather turns.  The winter heathers look healthy and full of flower , some Heucheras still flowering as is the Cestrum parquii. 

My neighbour's Cornus mas leans over the boundary wall.....plenty of buds showing.

Just out of interest, did anyone else notice a bumper crop of cob nuts this year ?  I only have 2 trees but managed to harvest a few kilos.


Great gardening weather

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 14:29

Beautiful day today

Weeded , planted some bulbs, worked in G/H, picked some Spring Cabbage, watched the birds come in for their lunch and prepared some planting sites.  A really good day and grateful for it as the weather looks set to change tomorrow. 

Hope everyone is enjoying today whether indoors or out

Advent calendar prize draw...

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 14:07

Congratulations Topbird........what a nice surprise for you

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 14:01

Ivonne..........2 Rainbows   That must mean you will have a wonderful year to come

Discussions started by philippa smith2

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Great gardening weather

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Kindle e readers

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Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Recommended varieties

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