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Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:24

Morning james

Reading your blog with great interest.   Impressive work there 

I have a feeling tea will be back 

Oh, yes Peter Egan, star gaze lily. Martin never stood a chance did he? Such a brilliant funny series.....every  character was funny.

Highland Jennie, white horses tune was a fav of my sister's.....still remember her singing that 

All these are so nostalgic aren't they?  bitter sweet though.........happy and sad all entwined 


Posted: 16/10/2013 at 08:12

Hello forkers

Stacey, you've got wild swan?    Second year will see loads of flowers

Try to keep as dry as poss missBeehaven but it's supposed to be drying up.   Already brightening here..can see the sun 

Brum.....Good morning.  Look,when Albert returns you put your feet up!  Was going to do your hot dip but ran out of jeyes.  Get some today or tomorrow.  

Dove ,,chicky and Swiss sue.....good morning.  the rest of you must be still in the land of nod 

The miscanthus varieties are now in full flower .  Thinking about adding one or two.

(thought England were great last night.....ok, not the most technical side but we are now playing with passion.  I think we will win the world cup winning by 7 goals to 0 against Germany who, at the final whistle, pay homage to our unbelievable talent)


No flowers on Jasminium Officinale

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 23:00


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 21:55

I WON......ER. WE WON. 

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:58

Could be interesting.....growing on me 

In regards to my perennial Hibiscus

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:53

Looks good  otnorot.  Wonder what the flower will reveal when unfurled.  How about a picture when it does?

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:50

I know.  Actually I think I like most everybody here.  It shows what a caring forum this is because we actually do identify with each other, don't we?


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:47

Star gaze lily.  You domt know what an elephants foot is....    It's big. It has chocolate on the top. ,it has cream, lots of cream. (sorry I iz dribblin ) and I understand it has  shoux pastry......sorry I've obviously mis spelt that.   In my childhood they were huuuuuuuuuuge.  I loved em.  Do love em.

Busy, you under estimate my motives.....   Ssssh!       Hee hee hee 

Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:39

Huya romanalungbarrow......again, another brilliant name!

Please test your soil first.  It's very easy.  Soil sounds very fertile judging by your description.

I would put in just a couple of nice shrubs.....these are dependent on what your soil test tells you.  Plus some bulbs...daffodils, tulips, hyacinths.  You can move these later if you need to in the spring.  Also a few bare root wallflowers.  All for colour now and spring.  

Busy-lizzie's advice about a good garden book is perfect.  Use the winter to read up on plants and keep an open mind.  However, understand your soil conditions and situation and grow plants that will suit them.  Don't try and grow things that won't like your conditions.   And talk to your neighbours ESP those tending their gardens and ESP those with nice gardens.  Ask their they will give you some plants and tell you where and how to grow them.  As with everything, gardening is a learning curve but it's fun all the way 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:25

That,looks deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelishush Stacey.  

At the foodbank today I enjoyed 3......yep 3......cream buns.  An elephants foot, an eclaire and an almond thingy.....well, 2 cream buns and another.  .  ( think they regard me as bit greedy......ha ha.).   Felt really sorry for one lady today.....quite clearly she has very little or no money......things really should not be like this today

Been great weather here today.. 

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