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Posted: 10/01/2015 at 10:08

Morning all, seriously windy here. Woke up in middle of the night to an almighty crash, thought oh NO what has gone.

Got up, got head torch and wandered around outside. Nothing seemed to be damaged, except a few pots broken. Some where a tree must have come down, but I can' see where.

Several roads in Sheffield closed, because of the fallen trees.

Off to buy some seed compost, so after the holiday I can start sowing.

Stay safe everyone.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 10:46

I like the double nivalis, and S.Arnott is pretty too.

Personally though the large drifts of plain nivalis give me the most pleasure in my garden. I think it is one of those cases where the amount really matters most.


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 08:28

So sorry to here that LP.

Morning everyone.

SM done.

Wind here terrible, too dark when I went out to see any damage, can't put it off for much longer though.

Had some really good news yesterday, my pension has been up-graded, they have finally accepted that the NHS would not employ me as a doctor.

Hope everyone else is safe. 


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 14:41

Afternoon. Managed a couple of hours outside, tidying up the bog garden.

It is amazing how much better I feel for just a little weeding and chopping back some old perennials.

It is true when they say gardening is good for the soul.

Britain's best gardens / Britain's garden revival

Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:40

Agree about David Austin roses. I did not think that roses fitted in with my borders, but they seem to look much more natural, and their repeat flowering means they earn their keep a lot better.

Any gardening programme is better than none, gives me something to do on these wet miserable days.


Posted: 08/01/2015 at 09:33

Morning all, another grey and gloomy day, must do my SAD lamp, as this weather is certainly bad for me.

Congratulations to the new grandfathers. Not having any children, it seems unlikely I will ever experience that joy.

Whilst I agree with you Verdun, where do you draw the line? Were the ANC terrorists under apartheid South Africa? " One mans terrorist is another mans freedom fighter "


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 13:00

Pansyface, we are about 1 mile from Peak Park. At the moment I am more excited about having found it, rather than the fact it is an alien.

It is just so good that the stream is so healthy, we also have a good population of brook trout, and very briefly had water voles, until a local cat fancied a change in its diet, which made me very angry.

Fidget, thank you for the kind offer, I may well need you.

Isn't the forum great.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 10:36

Love them Dove, want them, need them, must have them!

WOW! Just been wading in the stream, removing the debris, that comes off the moor, during heavy rainfall. I turned over a rock to remove a bit of black plastic, and I found a fresh water Crayfish [ American Signal type sadly], but still amazing.

We have so much life in the stream, which is remarkable considering that in the 1960s, it was regarded as too polluted to contain any life.

Isn't nature amazing.


Posted: 07/01/2015 at 08:07

Morning all.

Been outside with torch, and the water level in the stream has dropped a lot over night, so things looking good.

Just waiting for the next gales.

Have a good day everyone.


Posted: 06/01/2015 at 16:53

Afraid so DD, runs through the garden, then passes about 20 foot from the house.

Shouldn't tempt fate, but although the garden often floods, the house never has, although it got very close last winter.

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