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Posted: 01/11/2014 at 22:50

Evening folks, hope everyone is OK.  Had a phone call today from Grandaughter to ask if she could come for a sleep over I said yes and she bought her sister, mum and dad with her!

Have had a good night and we watched Disneys Maleficient while Firstborn and SIL went out for a meal. 

Planted some more Alliums and Tulips today, also dug up a conifer that I didnt really like.  I've revised my estimation on how long it will take to spike the lawn, I think it's more likely to be 4 weeks rather than 4 days based on the amount I can do before my back rebels.  Hopefully I can do a bit more tomorrow and also empty a few more pots.


Help Identifying plants

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:56

Thanks everyone for responding.

Bonkers weather

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:40

Funny you should say that VS I planted a load of Alliums in early October and they have sprouted.  I think I may have overdone the Alliums.  I ordered a load at BBC Gardeners world and then couldnt resist the offer in the mag.  Hope the whole garden doesnt smell of onions.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:35

Lovely flowers everyone,  We've been so lucky this year with the weather.  Let's hope it makes the winter seem short and we have an early spring.  Just a quick cold snap over Christmas would suit me. 


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:29

Ive just left mine in the garden for a few years now, at least one hard winter and one mild wet one.  So far they have been OK.  I haven't the capacity to put everything under cover so I'm afraid they are going to have to take their chances. Fingers crossed.


Posted: 01/11/2014 at 10:15

White Rabbits - yes it is the first of a new month.  We are now officially all allowed to use the C word.  With Christmas just around the corner will need to think about getting the sprouts on soon (are there any other TOG's on here I wonder). 

Sorry I missed the party last night wasn't feeling up to it had an early night and the cold is now much better.  Hoping to get out and spike a bit more of the lawn and empty a few more pots.

Didn't have a single trick or treater last night so large tin of sticky sweets still intact.  Don't like them myself (I'm a chocolate girl) so if anyone fancies dipping in help yourself.

Popping off to have a look around catch up with you all later.

How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:36

17 degrees here and lovely and sunny.  Long may it continue.


Posted: 31/10/2014 at 14:14

Hi Folks, hope you are all well.  Sunny day here. Been in the garden this morning and emptied some of the pots saving some pelargoniums and fuchsias for next hear.  Also trying to overwinter some begonias this year inspired by Monty.  Started to spike back lawn but it proved too much so I'll have to do it in shifts.

Still have some alliums and tulips to plant, but it may be a good idea to plant the alliums over time, perhaps I'll get a longer flowering period.  Some of the alliums I planted in October have started to push through the soil, hope they will be OK.

DD hope your entry goes well.  Hope poorly peeps feeling better.


Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 00:00

Hi Dane,  I used to work for the Wildlife Trust and I know that they train Forest School Leaders and also run Forest Schools on their sites and in the local community.  They are a good source of help and advice.  I believe that some councils also have Forest Schools leaders so that might also be useful.  It might also be useful trying to work with local businesses.  They might be willing to help fund the project if their staff can volunteer as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.

Help Identifying plants

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 18:11

Hi Busy, yes Arabis is definitely no. 7.  found a close up on the internet.  But I'm sure the geum is Brisii.  The centre of TT is too dark.  Thanks for your help.

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