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Hi everyone

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:18

Sorry to hear of your sad loss Clarice, may 2016 be a much better year for you.

Log burner

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:14

We use kiln dried wood, more expensive but throws out a lot of heat so you do not need as much, it does have bark on so that isn't an indication of the wrong wood being used.  Our chimney is lined and you only get a lovely smell outside hardly any smoke at all.  Hope you get it sorted Flumpy.


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:06

Raining and cold outside. Woodburner on, found the new Colditz on the TV to watch and just polishing off the last of the toblerone.  What could be better.

New Year's Day 2016 Flower Count

Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:31


Rose Mortimer Sackler

Rose Claire Austin

Rose Molineaux

Rose Pink, don’t know the name



Clematis Freckles


Mexican fleabane

Geum (orange don’t know the name)




Trailing verbena

Winter honeysuckle

Acanthus Mollis

Knautia Thunder and lightening

Primrose (native)

Primula pink and purple

I suspect there are loads more but I cheated and did it from the conservatory window


Posted: 01/01/2016 at 13:08

Happy New Year everyone, Had two glasses of Fizz last night so have a headache today, I'm rubbish when it comes to alcohol.

When I was at work I would always take the decorations down on New Year's day so that everything was tidy and clean for the New Year.  Since being made redundant I'm much more relaxed.  I'll be leaving them up until I get a sudden urge to get rid of them.

Watched the London fireworks on TV, they were really spectacular this year.  Someone local was obviously trying to outdo them which wasn't really appreciated by next doors dog.

See Edd was up to his usual tricks, the mods must be having a lie in. 



Happy New Year Everyone

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 18:28

Here's wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in 2016.


Posted: 31/12/2015 at 18:20

Evening all, Just popped on to wish everyone a happy New Year.  Hubby and I will be spending a night in with a bottle of fizz watching TV.  We will probably watch the Fireworks later on (if I can stay awake long enough).  After years spent on the committee of a big band and running a soul band I really appreciate a quiet New Year's eve rather than traipsing round the country trying to keep loads of students sober enough to play music.

See you all in 2016.

If you have an interest in autism

Posted: 30/12/2015 at 17:08


My neice's son has Aspergers, he's a great little boy, you just need to understand some of his quirks.


Posted: 30/12/2015 at 16:44

Hi everyone,  Weather has been awful today, popped out to get nails done and also pay mums bills and got absolutely soaked.  It doesn't seem to have got properly light at all.

DD I have hardly spoke to my brother for over 30 years.  I really don't like him and we have absolutely nothing in common, when mum goes I'm sure that will be it.  I used to let it bother me but now have come to terms with it and just get on with my life.  Hope you can find your own way through it.

Haven't watched AC yet, still have quite a bit of TV to catch up on. 

Dove I'm with you, not keen on Jeremy Vine at all.

Pat, glad to hear that hubby is safe and sound.

Stay safe everyone.



cutting lawn

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 12:28

Mine could really do with a cut but it's just too wet at the moment. 

Discussions started by Yviestevie


for the chop - or not. 
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Is this unusual

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Acanthus Mollis

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Mystery Solved (I think)

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I Made These

My first year growing from seed 
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Peony ID Please

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What a difference a year makes

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Urgent ID required

Agapanthus Midnight Star vs Hemerocallis Daring Deception 
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Ornamental Grass or Weed

ID Please 
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Plant Me Now

Company ceased training 
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Feeding Cannas

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Shoot Gardening

Is anyone a member and is it useful 
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Plant ID Please

Are any of these Agastache Blue Boa 
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Gardens we have visited 2015

Thought I would start a new thread for this year. 
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ID Please

Plants or Weeds 
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