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Latest posts by Wintersong


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:16

Verdun, I hope the spreading ashes process is good for you dear.


Posted: 17/02/2015 at 07:14

morning Forkers

Clear sky here this morning but no frost. woop woop.

Now what can I say about mine and others' days today?

Oh yes, hope anyone off to work has a good one

Dogs...ah yes, BM, my dog thinks he's clever playing that game too. He goes straight for an area he's not supposed to be and just looks at me with his food face

Bekkie you're a bunch of giggles and Bill stay cosy indoors for now!


Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 16:03

Overcast day but dry and not too wintery. Tidied up a lot today, so many areas looking tatty or littered by previous gardening.

So many tulip and alliums showing through now, Hellebores out and Saxifrage and Hebe pinguifolia flowering a bit

Pruned lower parts of Laurel to clean up the stems, (in a few weeks I will be pruning the top so it looks like a tree) and finished chopping back my Group 3s.

Still need to decide on so many PPPs (possible planting positions)


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 14:01

Do you come in pocket size Verdun?

Got out in garden this afternoon for a bit of pruning and tidying up. Also potted on some houseplants.

Lovely dry day, putting my feet up now


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 07:51

Morning all.

Misty start to the day in Kent and I'm off to the gym, so TTFN

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 15/02/2015 at 20:47

Love the chaenomeles happymarion.  One of my favourite shrubs when pruned correctly, exactly as yours Is. 


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 15:45

Hi folks. Finished my weekend shifts and had a lovely chicken dinner

I'll be taking a fabulous bubble bath once my food's gone down and I can dream sweet dreams of what I can get done in the garden for the coming week

It's been an incredible afternoon, with clear skies and a mild 10 degrees, walking round the garden I discovered allium peeking through my borders, Clematis buds popping and all my pots of tulips showing signs of life as well!

Woop woop

P.s  we'll come back BM 



Posted: 13/02/2015 at 14:03

Well done Gardengirl, all your hard work sounds amazing. Also dead jealous of free manure for you and DD, I'd be in there like a shot

Okay, so this morning I had to clear a rubbish pile alongside our house. Nasty business since it didn;t belong to me and some b**ger decided to dump two bin liners and other random stuff like Clothes!!! with it. I mean? It's a disused area but for the life of me I cannot understand this mentality. I never allowed my kids to drop litter let alone anything else!

It was a bitter wind that went through me and gave me the chills.  Suffice to say, majority has been moved but I felt so violated clearing other peoples' filth from the side of my house that I was quite upset.

OH bought me 5 Iris Cable Car to make up for it and while I would have preferred say three of one and three of another, the thought did cost him £50 so thank you darling OH.

Am feeling better this afternoon, off to the hair dressers TTFN


Posted: 13/02/2015 at 08:04

I noticed the bird song this morning Chicky. Flynn was up at 4.30 so I left OH sleeping. He works so hard and most evenings as well on business projects so it was the least I could do.

It's our anniversary today. 27 years married. 28 together. Can't believe I'm actually broadcasting this since I'm a pragmatic girl at heart and we don't really celebrate this occasion or B days too much except as our morning greeting with hugs.

Christmas is different because its about family. Truth be told, I never planned on getting married or having any off spring then I met him and I knew straight away that I would be with him forever. I agreed on the certificate to give my boys the same last name but it was a struggle getting me inside the registry office. I cancelled the big wedding a few weeks before due to stress and we got married on the spur of the moment (in a February heat wave if anyone remembers that) with a few days in Cornwall

I've never worn a ring and never regretted my decision although since I did all that for him, he's been paying me back ever since

Changing the subject...spotted the tips of some tulips coming thought in their pots and one very keen allium in a border. Can't wait!!!!


Posted: 12/02/2015 at 18:26

What lovely snowdrops Panda! Really going to be gorgeous when they bulk up

 And that rose is beautiful Yvie, actually that reminds me of a question to ask our most knowledgeable. ..can I take hardwood rose cuttings now? I'd really like to reproduce my roses for free

I've had a wee tipple this evening, I don't often indulge but I do like my Pimms in a pint glass and very very strong. Fruitilious!

So...I am reading what everyone's up to but phft then I forget

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