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Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:36

Morning Dove, Yes I know I'm not normally around at this time of day but woke with a headache so made a cuppa and thought I'd check in while I drank it.  Bunny was spotted again late last night in the garden.  Neighbour came round and I told them to get on with it, I wasn't going out there in the dark searching.  No idea if they caught it. 



Posted: 24/01/2016 at 23:40

If that rabbit touches my plants Lily your dog will be greeted with open arms and a big bone.


Posted: 24/01/2016 at 23:08

Evening all, spent most of today trying to catch a rabbit.  Next doors bunny has, apparently, escaped into my garden.  I'm just worried the flipping thing will eat the plants.

Nice shirt Flumpy.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 18:42

I do Fairy, haven't watched this weeks though.  I read all the books and loved them, think the authour was Ann Cleeve.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 18:39

Can't remember the last time I posted on this thread about real gardening.  Pruned the Wisteria, potted on some blue poppies and tidied up a border.  Felt great to be outside in the garden again.  Short lived though it's raining again now.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 17:31

Thanks for all your comments re Sissinghurst I will check that hotel out.  Gardening today has inspired me.  Ive checked through my seeds and planned when I'm sowing them and ordered some new Verbenas Lanai (Vintage Rose and Pink Twister) so I can take cuttings from them.  I'm feeling so positive.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:29

Roses Busy, one of my favourites, it's to celebrate a special occasion so June might be a bit late, I'll have to think about it.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 13:14

Hi Folks, I'm thinking of visiting Sissinghurst and Gt Dixter gardens at the end of May.  I know some of you live that way and/or have visited the sites and I have a couple of questions that you might be able to help me with.

1. is this a good time of year to visit.

2. Do you know of any good places to stay at a reasonable cost.

3. Are there any other gardens in the area that you would recommend.

Hope you can help.


Posted: 23/01/2016 at 12:17

Afternoon all, feeling very invigorated today as I have just come in from the garden.  Pruned wisteria (it really is going in the bin if it doesn't flower this year so I gave it a good talking to as I pruned.  Removed all the dead leaves from the hellibores and potted on some blue poppies.  Feeling very smug.  The weather is sunny and it's not cold so really enjoyed it.  Would have done more but very aware that the back hasn't had a work out recently so need to be careful.

Lots of bulbs coming through but lots and lots of clearing to be done before the garden is ready for spring.

Also found a leak in the shednot good news as we thought we had solved the problem by re roofing last year.

I have a jonome machine too.  I really like it. It doesn't get used as much as it used to.  When the children were small I made all their clothes and got roped into lots of costume making for school plays.  Next project is a quilt for new grandson, all things Peter Rabbit seems to be the order of the day so busy collecting samples.  Hope everyone has a great saturday.


Posted: 22/01/2016 at 20:57

Evening all,  Sorry to hear about OH Wonky, hope he feels better soon.  Wipe clean floors are great aren't they, wouldn't have anything else downstairs.

Pat I know you probably wont be looking in, but I do hope you get well soon and that the doc can find out what is causing your problem.

DD Hope those antibiotics kick in, nothing worse than face ache.

Nanna duty today so feeling weary as usual.  Never mind we have the house to ourselves this weekend, I love my secondborn dearly but it is nice that they have gone visiting this weekend. No news yet on their house.

I'm thinking of pruning the wisteria this weekend, have I got the timing right?

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