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Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:03

Are you listening Verdun


Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:37

Good girl MrsGarden!

I do 15 mins at the gym at a speed of 100rpm or near it and a level between 12 and 18 on a route that is supposed to take me up kilimanjaro . Essentially its 8 km up hill 

Anyways, inside jobs today, more spring cleaning and visitors expected so cups of tea all round.



Posted: 20/01/2015 at 06:04

Morning all!

Freeeeeeezing here, lucky I didn't have Flynn duty again I'm liking this rota alot

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:40

Got my eye on your combos Verdun.. they are fantastic and I has a Eucalyptus Gunnii in the same bed that my Golden Spirit is going


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:32

Hi everyone

Thanks for the WUM explanation and take it easy Panda.

I've just come back in from the front garden, pruning an extremely large and unruly buddleia with a root the size of some trees. Anyways, took a long while and filled my council compost bin to max plus one large bag of the finer stuff for my own composters.

Since I already had my cherry tree removed due to it's proximity to the house, I've gained an incredible amount of space in the front garden although the weeds are still present, especially bindweed despite my persistent spraying last year.

So, I've hatched a plan to dig out some sedum and geraniums hanging about and spend the growing year getting rid of the weeds before planting up new shrubs in the autumn. I think by then, I will have worked the soil enough and have some idea of what I want to plant whilst paying absolutely not attention what so ever to Verdun's excellent shrubby planting combos that I will then steal for my own.

 did I say that out loud?


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:33

I'm intending to tidy the front garden today which not only keeps up with the jones' but acts as a perfect excuse to skip gym today

I'm jealous of Verdun who owns a shrub I would very much like this year. I have the purple one already but Grace has amazing autumn colour although I'm inclined towards Golden Spirit for its bright green spring foliage. Can't decide


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 09:29

I saw the WUM this morning first thing and immediately knew what was intended but I am slightly mystified as to what WUM means. If it's easier to stay low key in discussing this, you can always send me a pm

Stay safe everyone especially if you are a panda


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 08:14

That sounds like a great excuse for not doing the gym today

Hope you are okay Panda, *sends bunch of canes with a get well soon card attached*


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 06:57

Actually it is a hard frost here,  

OH took Flynn out this morning and told me it was frosty and when I peered out the back it didn't seem that bad, but upon inspection out the front window shows a heavy one. 

Stay safe on the roads y'all


Posted: 19/01/2015 at 06:48

Not too bad here in Kent, or at least my patch. Frosty but not hard.

Tender plants shivering under fleece in the cold frames...aaah well, spring has to be on its way when Australia lets us have our sunshine back

Morning all

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