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Posted: 12/01/2015 at 10:58

Look at the photos of Longmeadow from when he bought the house, and you will see how he transformed a field [ without help ] into a garden over a ten year period.



Posted: 11/01/2015 at 12:22

Afternoon all.

Welcome back Fg., missed you.

Still blowing a gale here, does not inspire me to get out there.

Counting down to holiday, and some much needed sun.

Have a good day everyone. 


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 15:09

Brilliantly said Chicky, although I cannot agree with Duran Duran and Spandau. Try changing to the Clash and the Jam, and we would be getting somewhere.

I find myself constantly re- reading The Ivington Diaries, which I just love, almost poetry.


Posted: 10/01/2015 at 10:44

Well David, if you say nothing, there will be nothing for me to say!


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 "

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