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Posted: 26/04/2014 at 07:41

Morning everyone.

Yes Chicky, I keep the same sort of diary in photos but also for progress results. It's marvellous to see and enjoy everything so much earlier but does that mean we do the chelsea chop earlier than chelsea?

Rainy here but my bum is quite comfy in its computer chair today.

Happy B day to Dove's mum.

Have a great day Wood!

Panda, what AT program did you watch and is it to do with gardening? I'm desperate and will take practically any TV entertainment that includes green and sprouting things.



Posted: 25/04/2014 at 17:38

Has anyone else noticed how foward things are this year? Some of my 2013 photos compared to this year are crazy, no less my climbing rose Paul Scarlet that has two blooms on it in April!!!


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 12:48

Thats a lovely idea Punkdoc and excuse my earlier reply...I misread your question as, does it require a physical in, do I, the husband, need to be present on said trip to Venice.

Tbh, the trip would be plenty for me but obviously holidays are extra lovely if you don't have to watch the purse strings. An actual present isn't so important to me as just being able to enjoy the sights and sounds without worrying about all the expense

Have a delightful time and congratulations. I'm at 26yrs happily married and planning a Venice trip via the Orient Express...although its quite expensive.


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 10:14


Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:28

I remember asking similar question last year Chicky but I'll leave David to explain


Posted: 25/04/2014 at 09:18


Wether here is poo and I have a choice of jobs, wash stones, clear patio, organise shed or more barking which I might manage later if the sun comes out. For now, its a well earned rest

Welcome Cbonkers

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 00:18

Superb pics. Keep em coming all year long

Garden Beds

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:18

the 24inches probably refers to double digging or as it was commonly known bastard digging. It's not really needed unless you have incredibly horrible soil, a terrible drainage problem or some other sub-soil issue such as compaction which can be refered to as a hard pan. Think yourself lucky!


Posted: 24/04/2014 at 18:45

How lovely Dove and just keep thinking positively Clari.

Gorgeous on-off day here, mostly sunny and after my haircut I had a day of pottering as I too am a little fatigued about all the landscaping work.

Jobs completed today include planting up a patch of new border in the purple and white garden, more barking (not the dog kind) and a poke in the eye from my beastly Phormium

It's jolly sore and been watering all afternoon, don't know how I managed to see the tiniest bits of foliage comming through the soil in my potato patch (hurray!) and discovered my new Blue Mammoth hosta got munched on in the coldframe last night  and later I found two huge snails to my horror. Obviously the mild winter helped. So my Mammoth is now shredded 

Oh well, I just love the view from my garden now and oh, the arch has finnally been removed to make way for its replacement.



Beetroot problems...

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 08:58

Maybe feed them with some chicken pellets? I don't know other than that to be honest.

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