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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:21

P.S punkdoc, you have my permission to buy yourself a new greenhouse

There we go... everyone is happy


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 18:20

@LesleyK, he got his chance about half hr after I posted. He's such a good little fella too because I was busy with dinner for OH and just let him out the back and off he trots, does his sniffing and his business and trots back a happy chap so I gave him a treat (the back is fully fenced and hole-proofed)

Just had a walk around the garden with Flynn tonight and its stopped raining, its still windy though not as bad, and the sky is clear so I've fleeced all my newly purchased plants (can't trust what protection they've had before) and those that have a delicate constitution such as my Echeverias and Lavenders.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:32


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:14

Bekkie, Flynn is the sunshine in my day

Enjoy the sun sand and surf LP! I'm not envious at all



Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:31

As hostafan1 that sounds like a tragic loss

Raining very heavily here, hence no clothes shopping with teenagers (hurray) 

Watching the dog chasing his tail is far more amusing anyway. He asked to go out earlier with his stare of death, so I suited and booted him and opened up the back door for tinkle time and he took one look and that was the end of that idea.

But he can't hold it in forever right?

It's my birthday

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 10:20

Happy B day Dove!!!!!

Gosh, isn't there a lot of you born in January, I wonder if the best gardeners are born in January?


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 07:08

P.S @ BL. Love love love Nandinas!

Not sure on the hardiness of yours in my garden but then you are further south

I have the domestica and want to treble it. It's such a great plant imo, foliage through the seasons and wonderful spurs of Christmas berries after subtle summer flowers.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 06:54

Oh dear, half of you have wanderlust from last night's conflag! Steady on now chaps...calm yourselves and breeeeath

Fidget, what marvellous creatures have crossed your path

Edd, aspiration needs inspirationso be happy

Fritillary, I haven't been on holiday since my honeymoon 27yrs ago (apart from one business trip with my boss!). OH won't/can't fly and I have no-one else to go I spend every day (weather permitting) in my garden which becomes my holiday paradise through the seasons. Thus, I feel luckier than many who catch a two week snapshot before back to the salt mines.

We shouldn't judge our lives by others or we will live their life and not ours. Take heart in your dreams and ambitions. Make plans and if those plans don't come to fruition...well my OH only fail if you stop trying.

Morning all...gym and taking youngest son clothes shopping today which will be a tremendously wonderful experience for us both ah rest for the wicked.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:47

Pardon Edd? Did you say something?

Nice one LesleyK, I was looking at viburnums for my own garden, especially at this time of year

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:21

Yeah, I hope your holiday isn't spoilt Hostafan1

Plenty done here today I'm afraid. Pruning roses, lifting the canopy of a shrub, tidying up, digging and raking a bed ready for spring planting, moving some cowslips to a better location, improving soil and removing some old trellis I didn't want and generally enjoying the very mild weather

Sorry to all those battling the worst of it.

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