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Posted: 27/01/2014 at 19:00

You are so cruel Stacey.  How can I get past the Toblerone stage without eating it?  

It does sound rather nice though 

Got a thing for,Cadburys mini eggs right now.  They seem to be on offer everywhere.  

Got a recipe of my own...

Get a few bags mini eggs, place in a bowl.  Add ice cream....real Cornish of course....and cornish clotted cream.  Add a couple of bananas (I like to eat healthily) and mix.  Enjoy on one's own whilst contemplating the world's issues.  

Brown patches on my conifer

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:52

Hiya Tracey,

Do you know which conifers they are?  How big?  Possibly new growth during the mild spell now being hit by windburn.  I have lots of new shoots/buds right now on all sorts of shrubs and conifers.  

Advice please

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:41

How about a holly RAGDOLL?  Lovely varieties out there like Handsworth New Silver and Golden King.  Berberis Darwinii is evergreen, tough as old boots with orange flowers in spring.  viburnum dawn has lovely fragrance duri g the winter.

I know it's not totally maintenance free....??ou should prune it in spring but it's easy peasy.......but what better for bees and butterflies?  

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:28

I'm in the kitchen ........I'll get my coat ......

Are slugs still about?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:27

Don't get slugs or snails where I am........

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:22

Had to chuckle at those 

Not a joke folks but I thought it so funny.  A chimpanzee who could speak some words apparently said something like "it was him" pointing to a guy blaming him for some misdemeanour.

And Ed Balls maintaining those  high standards of our politicians by parking in a disabled bay.  The head of victim support going to Pakistan with a group of armed thugs to sort out a domestic dispute over there.  Aren't our "betters" wonderful?


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 18:12

Stacey what about Japanese painted fern?.athyrium niponicum?  Ursulas red is one I grow and it's a beauty. ,silver blue leaves with red veins and reddish stems. ,needs shelter from strong sun, good soil, good moisture.  Mine grows to about 2' high and more across.  I had to move it a few times to give it perfect spot.   Ok, not truly evergreen but near enough for me.  Check it out.  There are some other similar varieties.

Dryopteris The King is evergreen for me and is lush but 4' tall plus for me.  But it's such an easy fern growing anywhere I think.

You have me wanting to get another fern now. 

Ok chicky.  Have arranged good weather for your date.  Jack Frost may invite himself though 


Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:57

Fairy, you are naughty but I like you 

Lily, Peugeot 208.....its supposed to be very economical and it has new gadgets.  I like gadgets   However I like the car I have now.  Not too sure I need or want to change.  Love the game playing with the sales guys though.  Can tie them up in knots 

KEF, it's small car but you can sit in the boot 

Making a cake lily?  

Dove, camper?  Maybeeeeeee

Temps getting down to 4 tonight maybe less......



Posted: 27/01/2014 at 17:12

Hello folks.

Welcome Poddington.  Nice to have you here 

Today it's been sunny, then wet,  then sunny.    Such a wet but mild winter

Fun n games today about changing my car.  Always....always...they give me their "best price" until I start to haggle.  The difference runs into hundreds of pounds!  



Moving fruit bushes

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 22:34

Tracey, it makes sense to plant as you have said 

If you don't feel ready to split your rhubarb then don't.  Sort your fruit this year then consider the rhubarb for next year.   It doesn't all need doing now.  

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