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Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:54

Went to xmas party at care home to see my mum.  She was so emotionally pleased to see us.  She loved the music,,the fun, the food and was so happy. ,even a small tot of sherry....I managed 4 or 5 or so (well, not driving was I?).  if this is the last time I see her I,will have lovely memories of my mum. lots of emotion and so glad we went.  

The other residents there came alive too....quite amazing.m a real eye opener


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 12:50

Pretty good weather today.  Quiet, calm, bright and dry....even some sun.  Windy and wet overnight but not too bad I think.

took advantage to tidy up a little more....hackonechloa grasses cut back (can get away with doing that here at this time of year), leaves picked up and inspected the fat hellebore buds promising so much.  

xmas party at care home today.  Will eat a little less right now to make room for delicoins goodies later.  Seriously, never really know what to expect when I go to the home.

Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:11

Huge respect Lyn.  


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 16:56

Not too bad a day, surprisingly, but raining now.  And extremely strong winds later . Not sounding too good at all.  If I perish I leave everything to......aaaaaaaaaaaagh 

Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 08:32

Used to pass a cottage that had pelargoniums growing up the entire wall.  9'?  These were in excess of that.  Just takes one cold winter I guess so they are no longer there


Posted: 11/12/2014 at 08:28

Doesn't feel too cold bit it's pretty wild out there.  If it's not windy enough now it's supposed to get whole lot worse this evening . It's weird though because the wind suddenly drops and it becomes still.......

the tracking system for my hydrangea is not functioning well so have no idea where it is.  It should arrive today!  

Keep safe folks

Overwintering pelargoniums-how often to water?

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:46


holly tree

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:41

Yes Mark,,it stands a pretty good chance of growing.  No guarantees though.  Hollies don't generally being transplanted but I've never had a problem.  I guess it's the plain green variety?    It will probably be a good pollinator for other hollies too.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 23:37

I guess a lot of people are a bit low currently Edd thus the representative comments on the forum

well done on securing that contract ....sounds excellent.

when I first participated on this forum it was mainly gardening questions and then a popular general thread.  So the forum has changed in the sense that it embraces more than horticultural issues.......includes cakes,,babies and even jokes. ,so,,returning to my opening comment, I think many posts and threads are also "high" and positive ones here.


Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:04

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