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Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:45

Save me a slice Matty if only I could eat it for real

I wear Timberland boots Hosta, same style as DMs and I'm not a lesbian either.  I like them for comfort and because I can wade through right deep puddles and my feet stay totally dry. OH makes sure I polish them to keep the leather in good nick

You won't be disappointed in your Nandina Runnybeak, mine is fully hardy and I'm yet to discover a single fault with this shrub

It's incredibly windy here, the dog gets a bit woofy with noises he hears although at least it's a small sound, like he's clearing his throat rather than big yaps, he saves those for the burglar suspects 

Roast dinner was flipping lovely, film now to crash to

bad day

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:28

Sorry to hear that graham, lesson learned 

I wished I never seen it

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 16:08

OH and I watched all nine series of The West Wing not long back and were absolutely hooked 

Pride and Prejudice will never be bettered 

Loved Mad Men at its conception, not so sure now


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 12:54

You must have needed that Chicky, you work such long hrs

Yvie, we're turning into bookends if you know what I mean

Well done Frit, you are becoming a valuable asset at your new job!

PDoc, you better share when they arrive, I simply must know

Back from GC myself with another Nandina Domestica (planting spot already decided) they are just such a worthwhile shrub with super foliage in spring, subtle flowers in summer and gorgeous berries through winter!

Also bought Clematis Markham's Pink (was on my short list when I had to choose 5 from Taylors Clematis)

and three Euphorbia Purpurea for ground cover.

Very happy bunny


Posted: 29/03/2015 at 09:47

Morning all

raining here but garden needs it and its so nice to see things greening up. Have the first Cowslip showing, some of my early Clematis with nodding buds and the Clematis Avalanche teasing me daily with its tiny flowers wanting to open. Not sure how large they will be never had Avalanche before; I noticed the first lot of tulip buds in one of my pots, I've got more alliums than I remember from last year and the Acers are finally breaking bud (they always seem to be last to wake up) so...April soon and things will whizz away

Relaxing day planned today, maybe a spot of decorating to finish off the hallway, OH is busy laying new floor tiles as we speak. I'm planning roast pork today but might squeeze in a trip to the GC...feels like an age since I was last there

Also have a surprise shredder turning up next week that OH ordered for me on the quiet, bless him


Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:34


Forgot my usual morning greeting because its my holiday weekend and I stayed in bed and watched GW and some other garden programmes that OH kindly finds me on one of a hundred other channels and records with Tevo??...if that's what its called.

I can remember the days when there were only three channels in the world and BBC used the test card when it wasn't showing anything and channel Four was brand new and didn't start until the afternoon, that's how young I am

Dove, don't forget its give and take, not just give

I did get out in the garden for a few hours, very happy with my work arranging some herbaceous stuff and mulching mostly, Yvie your rearranging helps me feel much better with mine  and I think my To-Do list is finally getting shorter

Relaxing this afternoon, maybe have visitors, otherwise a nice long soak with bubbles and books involved. Maybe a movie later and something to nibble on

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 14:16

Oh dear BL

Luckily I don't have that problem (probably because I don't have a GH yet)

Been shaking and a grooving in the garden this morning, redesigning two borders with herbaceous stuff that needed doing, also recusing a few things from under shrubs that need the room to grow, improving soil and mulching at the same time.

Trying to give most things a good feed this year as I neglected this business last couple of years but I want more healthy and lush plants this summer.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 20:50

Did some faffing around a pergola frame laid out on the parking area then gardening....

Moved a hellebore I divided late last spring because after removing some large plants from the lower garden that whole bed looks out of balance. Still stuff to do there but worked in middle garden for a bit.

I moved a small shrub somewhere better, mulched it, weeded out some erroneous Crocosmia and then took my fork to a large bunch of Kniphofia to make three new clumps plus six babies. Planted them all up, moving a second small shrub to make room for all that. 

OH cooked dinner so I downed a pint  or three.


Posted: 27/03/2015 at 09:19

Coffee break here...

already been outside, lovely sunny day here and I had to clear the car parking area so that OH could lay out all the pergola pieces and measure.

Now I just have to find motivation for gardening... told you guys I peeked too early

It's my birthday

Posted: 27/03/2015 at 06:46

Happy B day fruitcake 

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