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Latest posts by Topbird

The Arctic

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 12:45

Welcome home Pdoc - very interesting pictures. Weather looks very benign - what sort of temperatures did you have? Was it windy? Somehow I always think of the Antarctic as windy and the Arctic as not - too much watching John Mills as Captain Scott probably.

And, of course, - did you get to see a polar bear??

SGL and RB - can't take you two anywhere - just as well Panda is having a day out or she'd be joining in too... 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 08:47

Have a great time - look forward to seeing the pictures 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 19:27

You are all very naughty peoples 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:16

PS - Fidget - love those aquilegias - well jel 

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 17:15

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow.  

Would love to join you (especially if there are plant swapsies going on) but tomorrow is an office day. Was hoping I could wiggle out of it - but I won't be there much over the next few weeks so would have been a bit too naughty. 

Eat lots of cake and buy lots of plants for me 


Posted: 25/07/2015 at 09:25

They forecast 50 - 60mm of rain for this part of the world for yesterday - they probably got it right this time - about 20 hrs of constant rain - most of it heavy. Soil is now the colour soil should be and the lawn is catching up fast. Hope the wind dies down soon - don't need that undoing all the good work!

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 17:56

It's really nice to meet you Wiccafairy and AJ 2 - very brave of you both to go on national TV!

Stick around on the forum - it's a friendly place to be & we all have different life and gardening experiences. There's lots of friendly advice available if you would like it (free plants and seeds too sometimes!) 

Great to hear you've both been inspired to keep using and maintaining your spaces - makes the series truly worthwhile. 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:28

Hosta - 


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 16:08

Good day for paperwork - the garden is getting such a good soaking - I can almost hear it sighing with relief. 

3 water butts were emptied & moved last week so the garage walls and soffits could be painted. Managed to put them back in place and link them together just as the rain started (about 5 hrs ago). Went to check how well they were filling about an hour ago - not very well - had forgotten to close the taps - silly moo 


my new potting shed,

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 08:18

I love my potting shed Caroline (except when it's time to paint it - but that job's done for this year). Are you having electricity & water laid on too? Makes a big difference if you do. 

Discussions started by Topbird

Ideas of Nurseries and Garden Centres to Visit on my hols in the South East

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Which Currant Bushes Would You Recommend

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Is this Pea Weevil?

Something's chewing my pea seedlings 
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Getting rid of daffodils

Rogue daffodils in raised veggie beds 
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