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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.


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 13:05

Spring is here in Kent today sorry for all you who have snow but its been a productive day in the garden pruning and planting and preparing a bed for major replanting.

Flynn the under-gardener learnt not to bark at the rake or the watering can and also worked on his helpful digging. Much less mud landed on his little feet and thus bath time was a happy occasion. We're in for the afternoon now, have a lot of training to do myself with the new tablet OH bought me yesterday


Posted: 27/01/2015 at 06:30

Great to have you back Punkdoc. Sounds like a amazing holiday.

Stay safe NY! I normally temper what I hear on the news since its always so highly dramatized, but in this instances, it appears to be correct.

Had to take Flynn out this morning and at 1.30am. He got a dry throat, which woke us all up including my husband who finds it difficult to sleep at the best of times

No frost here, but sort of chilly


Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:28

Are us ladies wearing shoes on our boobies now? I missed that fashion.

Been out in the garden today, sensibly wearing boob shields and shoes!

Flynn the under gardener got stuck in helping me clear some ivy and dead plant material, digging up plants, making the planting holes bigger (just to be on the safe side) and barking at the watering can

Well, you can imagine he was looking a terrible mess by the end of that lot, especially as he found a buried fox bone which he tried unsuccessfully to dig up. That went straight in the bin and Flynn went straight in the bath...I have white bedding and intend to keep it so!

He's asleep on my lap now while I wait for my dinner to cook. Tuna steak tonight

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 16:20

Archispem, wow @ the flutterbye!

Get your rest now Mrs G!

Get well soon Hostafan1 and well done Lunaria and Bubba Ray for all your hard work.


Sunny and warmish when I got home today so I shifted some large Heuchera and split up a drift of cowslips to soften the effect a bit. Doesn't sound a lot but I was aching afterwards at least I can scratch that job off my To-Do list

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