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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


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:18

YAY for donuts and re bekkie and Yvie from earlier, thanks for the clematis info


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 18:13

Oh dear, silly me but I thought that's what the refresh was for!

Runnybeak you've just made me well up while reading your post aloud to OH. 

That's not a bad thing since I believe that a shared grief allows the one who passed to feel more warmth and love. Man or beast.

You caught a nerve too,  my son phoned late last night, inconsolable about the loss of his pet Cockatiel.

The shape we are, the breed, the height or not fur or flesh or feathers...who are we to judge their importance or relevance in this world? I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Verdun,  glad it went well

BL, hope it's nothing 

DD, you are magnificent


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 17:53

How bizarre that my earlier post is spamming itself?

I've bought most varieties from my not so local GC Fidgetbones although it's gone downhill since first opening back in the naughties.

The only Raymond Evison I have is Josephine  which I adore. I will check new varieties, its always been splendid and healthy 

My list to plant include Miss Bateman (large) Brunette x2 (just because i loved that one) Margaret Hunt, Wesselton and pope john II and nun's gift so far.

I really need something to soften my Paul scarlet rose in cream or green. I also have 3 cuttings hanging about sans labels 


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:30

P.S bekkie...I would love Clematis Armandii for my Paul Scarlet rose, I don't even mind its vigorous because I want that and evergreen too! but internet mentions frost hardy is that right?


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 15:29

Omg, more spam-posts. Not my fault sorry!

Thanks for the tip Woodgreen, sadly I'm not a local to NF. I'm down south in Kent

I wonder if anyone has bought from Taylor's Clematis? I'm sure some of you have...they are quite established?

Just gonna check out Raymond Evisons

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