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Pottie Pam

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:23

Constructing the pond with my grandson. He's a lot bigger now!



Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:07

Good afternoon all,

The honeysuckle is called lonicera fragrantissima, SGL. It doesn't climb like the usual honeysuckles. It just makes a big shrub about 8 feet tall. I have to keep clipping it back and it's a bit boring when not in flower but worth it for the perfume. I've got some sprigs in the sitting room.

I love my pond. It was done on the cheap. the biggest expense was the man and a digger for the day. We lined it with old carpet from the council tip. The men working there helped us load trailer after trailer load of old smelly carpets. Perhaps they wouldn't be allowed to do it now. This was about ten years ago. The liner was a massive roll of plastic that farmers use to wrap those big hay bails in. I wasn't sure the liner would last so long but even though the water level goes down in the summer it seems fine.



Posted: 16/01/2014 at 11:18

A pond, Clarington. Really exciting. Maybe just in time to encourage frogs this year.


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 11:14

This is my tatty cobaea taken today. I grew the plants form seed but they didn't start flowering until late autumn. They are still making lots of growth and have sprawled all over the border. There were never many flowers. I've kept one plant in the greenhouse so if it survives the winter I'll plant it out down the bottom of the garden.


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 10:59

Good morning all,

I love my winter honeysuckle and even get bumble bees on it on sunny days.


Posted: 14/01/2014 at 07:16

Happy Birthday Woody,

I wondered where you were going when you said you'd won a key .

It was lovely to see Pam's garden on Garden Revival last night. So much hard work but well worth it. I'm inspired to take more cuttings now.

I'm expecting a BT engineer this morning. I haven't been able to receive calls since the 3rd but could make calls. I've done the tests suggested by BT by plugging other phones into the test socket but received a text yesterday to say their  tests indicated an internal fault and if so would be charged £129. When I rang BT again a very nice man said 'to please to let the engineer come as it is very least that I will be charged'. Just keeping my fingers crossed.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:21

Love the catkins, Dove.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:19

This is my pond with a sort of stumpery. (taken last year daffs not out there yet). My son had some trees taken down so asked if the digger could move them beside the pond. I loved the lush planting round the ponds on the great garden revival. Going to try to put more plants in this year. Flag iris is the only plant that seems to do well at the moment.


Posted: 10/01/2014 at 16:08



Posted: 10/01/2014 at 10:56

good morning all,

Hope everyone is feeling better now especially as it's friday.

It's a dry day at the moment. the weatherman said that we've had rain every day here in Cornwall since the 3rd of December.

I'm going to make a start on planting the 25 rosa rugosa plants today to make a hedge across a narrow bit of the field. they are said to be rabbit proof as they are very prickly but there are some very tough rabbits around here.

Well I must make a start. 'I may be gone some time'.


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