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Posted: 09/02/2015 at 15:30

beautiful, sunny, warmish day here in Kent and I got two plants in the ground

Very happy about that as I have soooo many to get through , an early start is great.

Also played with my plants a bit, especially the evergreens or those with leaf, shifting them around in the borders and decided on a lot that way.

There's nothing like placing them in their pots for real even though OH bought me that expensive tablet so I could design without lifting a finger

 Best if we keep that between ourselves


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 11:07

Hi all.

Back from the gym and small shopping in town.

Bought some bigger pots for my house plants that miraculously manage to survive periods of long drought, heavy pollution and a serious lack of vitamin D when I forget to draw the curtains in the lounge

More bird food. I ran out yesterday and I think they noticed because they were on the feeders as soon as my back was turned after refilling them.

Now that I am also fed and watered, I will be busy in my garden all day! It's beautifully sunny, gorgeously warm but not overly warm, everything is flowering, my heart is filled with joy and the birds are singing.

Did I forget to mention it's the virtual records from my photo album on the PC? I'll be making my mind up about where to place plants

 phfft, yeah right...



Posted: 09/02/2015 at 07:27

Sounds good Dove! Fresh fish...yummy


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 06:11

Oh it's cloudy here, so not that cold


Posted: 09/02/2015 at 06:11

Morning all

It's officially the weekend...for me anyway

I'm up and at em this morning, after copious coffee ofc.

Watched final of allotment challenge and this weeks Know Your Garden. The lady who won was so lovely and friendly and her garden was immaculate.


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 19:43

Great pic DD!

Very sorry about Tigger BL

Off to take Flynn for last walk before bed. Stupid o'clock shift tomorrow but only the one daynot two. Will keep myself ticking over tomorrow thinking about all my lovely plants. I worry sometimes that it sounds a lot, (I have the money) but don't want peeps to think bad of me.

I have a LOT of gaps in my garden, plain fences and landscaping that still needs to be done, its all been done the wrong way round and I want a really full, healthy lush garden so, got to fill it up right?

I plan to take lots of cuttings and layering this year to add more of the same, hopefully it doesn't sound too wrong for folks on a budget.

Well, night night all. And thanks to all for no spoilers on the Allotment challenge. I haven't watched the final yet and will prolly stay away from forums until I do, just in case.


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 14:20


and cake for Runnybeak

I went to the local B&Q for nest boxes, bug hotels and bird food. soon as I saw the plant section I was gone and got lost for hours...

I started with three pink Saxifrage,(I already have white and an inbetween blush colour) then I found the English lavender which I know is great from cuttings but, but but OH wants maturity and fast. He keeps telling me to buy bigger plants to fill gaps so...besides which, I'm struggling to keep the French lavender alive at the moment.

Then I perused the shrubs because OH keeps telling me...and I got super excited about the Choisya white Dazzler, and I found a Fatzia for the north corner (already have huge one but never managed to propagate from it) and a smaller version of Pittosporum tenuilfolium Variegatum which I love and wanted a bigger version at the GC the other week but I don't drive and couldn't get a lift. I have the perfect place for it and I've heard its a fast grower so...and finally, I got Clematis Avalanche which I think I will use to cover a small wall where its more sheltered but will hopefully create a lovely flowing effect.

I also saw a five foot conifer cut into a spiral that I really wanted to bring home but again...that old problem of no transport. I will get OH to find out if B&Q deliver or rather if their cost is effective. the good news is that no chocolate was consumed in the process of buying these plants but now for my moment of shame...I forgot the bird houses and food

My name is Winter and I am a plantaholic


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 13:24

I know nothing about internet connections or speeds luckily OH does.

Back from shopping...but I've been a bad girl


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 10:17

Okay...gonna go shopping for bug hotels, birds nests and food, for the birds not me

s.t.a.y.i.n.g   a.w.a.y   f.r.o.m   t.h.e   c.h.o.c.o.l.a.t.e.

 oh a.n.d   t.h.e   p.l.a.n.t.s, e.sp.e.c.i.a.l.l.y   t.h.e   f.a.b   g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s  o.n.e.s

Can I do that?


Posted: 07/02/2015 at 06:25

Morning and YUMMY to Tom Selleck oops, I mean littlest chicklette's cake. Lovely job done there Chicky

re Runnybeak and Yvie, I've been told before I remind people of Kim Marsh and no I am not stalking forums in disguise but I've had my hair shortened now to look like Frankie Bridge, just don't resemble her muchly, but absolutely everyone tells me the hairstyle suits me. everyone.

Lets all have a peaceful, restful, stress-free Saturday. I hope so for my bff = bestest forum family

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